Welcome to Holy Week with James Bay United   
   beginning Sunday April 2, 2023

This is a week like no other
as we trace the story of Jesus’ final week
side of the grave … and then beyond.

It’s not a head trip … 
for the invitation is to let the story in, under our skin
to let it come alive in our imaginations,
let it touch our hearts, be felt through our emotions  
as it moves us through peaks and valleys, through 
scenes of tenderness and terror, sorrowful regret 
and bewildering joy.

It’s a week of re-tracing the story. And yet 
the invitation is more than that,
because every step of the way this story is 
in some way about the life we’re living 
at some point or another …

Step into the story that you might be found by God’s grace, 
opened in some way to Love’s encounter with us.

A daily meditation for you during this Holy Week.

Beginning April 2nd
Palm Sunday  – Jesus’ jubilant entry into the city   
     10:15am LiveStream and in person

Maundy Thursday – the night of Jesus’ arrest 
     7pm in person in the sanctuary 
     recorded service available 

Good Friday – the day of crucifixion   
     10am in person in the sanctuary
     recorded service available 

Holy Saturday – a day for keeping vigil

Easter Sunday – we celebrate the mystery of the resurrection
     7:30am   “Sunrise” event. Meet at Michigan & Douglas Streets for a walk into the park
     8:30am   Breakfast in the Lower Hall
    10:15am  Easter celebration LiveStream and in person in the sanctuary