Holy Week 2017: Through Death to Life
Holy Week is the heart of the church’s ritual, theological, and missional life. Everything we do in worship, doctrine, and mission is grounded in, leads to, and springs from this week. The life and mission of Jesus meet their fullest test. Jesus stares directly into the face of the structures of sin and the powers of death and remains true to his calling and the work of God’s kingdom. Jesus is executed by crucifixion. Three days later, God raises Jesus from death in sure and certain pledge of raising all who are found in him. Everything is here. Life, sin, love, death, life and love overcoming sin and death. This week remembers, enacts, and participates in the hope of the renovation of all creation, starting with our lives and loves, here and now.