Friday, March 14, 2008

Holy Week Worship

Maundy Thursday, March 20
6:30pm 100,000 Lights for Peace Vigil remembering 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq
Where: front lawn and patio, CUCC
Bring: a bell or other joyful noisemaker
7pm Maundy Thursday worship: Tennebrae, handwashing, communion
Where: CUCC sanctuary

Good Friday, March 21
9am-1pm Personal Devotions
Where: CUCC sanctuary

Easter Sunday, March 23
7am Community Sunrise worship
Where: West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, 27 Horne Street, outside
9am Taize' worship
Where: CUCC sanctuary
No Forum or Sunday Morning Bible Study today!
10:30am Main worship
Where: CUCC sanctuary
Bring: a flower for the Resurrection cross on the CUCC front lawn

CUCC Vigil for Peace in Iraq

Come early to Maundy Thursday worship to vigil in recognition of the 5th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. We'll meet on the front lawn and patio at 6:30pm and use the prayer recommended by the United Church of Christ*. The vigil will be conclude to allow people to attend the Maundy Thursday worship service. Please invite anyone who might be interested. The event is designed to include children. Bring a bell or other joyful noisemaker if you have one.

* 100,000 Lights for Peace: From Lamentation to Action to Hope
The UCC has also prepared morning and noon prayers which you might wish to use. These move from Lamentation (light a candle in morning) to Action (midday) to Hope (peel bells in the evening). While 100,000 Lights for Peace is scheduled nationally for Wednesday, we will be holding our candlelight vigil on Thursday prior to Maundy Thursday worship.
http://www.ucc.org/100kforpeace/100k_lights.html


From the UCC website "On March 19, 2008, the world will pause to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq. Five years of bloodshed, destruction, displacement and death.
On this day — the Wednesday of Holy Week — our members, supporters and congregations will remember the day with meditation and action. Together, on March 19, we will move from lamentation to action to hope." Reminder: our vigil is on THURSDAY.

For more information, call Jane or Gary Smith.