In Matthew 28:6-7, the angel says to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, “Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples.” This Easter, I invite you to Come and See the witness of the resurrection at First Baptist.
During Holy Week April 13-20, our staff has planned several great worship and teaching events to inspire and draw you closer to the cross and the empty tomb. Invite your friends to come, and together visualize the power of the cross.
- April 13 we will celebrate baptism and communion in both morning services and our quarterly New Member Brunch. At 6:00PM, our children present their spring musical.
- On April 17, at 7:00PM the Sanctuary Choir, orchestra, and drama team present “The Living Last Supper.” This dramatic portrayal of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples invites us into the upper room. We ask, “Is it I, Lord?” and see the meaning of true community around the table. We join with the disciples by sharing communion together. This is a free event, but you will need a ticket at the door. They are available by contacting the church office, each Sunday in the Welcome Center, or in the choir room. Invite your co-workers and friends to join you. Childcare is available. This is a great way to introduce them to the gospel and First Baptist.
- On April 18, join us in the Sanctuary all day for the Good Friday experience of silent communion and meditation. Tell your downtown friends about it. The CLC will be featuring a special “fish on Good Friday” lunch. Eat lunch in the CLC, and spend time in prayer in the sanctuary. From 7:00PM, we join the “Secret Church Simulcast.” David Platt from The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham will be teaching “The Power of the Cross in Everyday Life.” This event lasts until 1:00AM.
- On April 19, our children’s ministry presents the Family Easter Celebration in the CLC gym at 10:30AM. Join us for a wonderful morning of celebration, fellowship, and fun with children and families. Everyone is invited, and this event is free.
Holy Week promises to be a powerful week of fellowship and worship. We will arrive at the empty tomb motivated to carry out the second part of the angels’ message—to go and tell. But there will be a surprise for you on the Way. I can’t wait to tell you about it. See you Easter Sunday for the surprise!