JOIN US FOR LENT, HOLY WEEK, AND EASTER !
Ash Wednesday – March 6, 7:00pm
Lent begins with the imposition of ashes: a cross-like mark on the forehead, tangible reminder of the text we recite: ‘Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return, in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection.’ We confess our sin, and proclaim our hope for the journey ahead.
Palm Sunday – April 14, 9:00am & 11:00am
‘Holy Week’ opens with palm-waving shouts of ‘Hosanna!’, recalling the Messiah’s triumphal entry to Jerusalem. We join the song: ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’, standing again with those at the side of the road eagerly awaiting this promised Savior.
Maundy Thursday – April 18, 7:00pm
The story moves to ‘an upper room’, and the meal Jesus shared with his disciples; simple elements of their traditional gathering infused with new meaning and covenant. The command (‘mandatum’ = mandate = Maundy) to ‘Do this in remembrance of me’ echoes as we share the bread and cup.
Good Friday – April 19, 7:00pm
We recite the betrayal and death that end Christ’s life, and our shortcomings resonate in a darkened worship space. The act of crucifixion stands stark and dramatic, as our waiting is draped in black, trembling with wonder at what will come next.
Easter Sunday – April 21, 9:00am & 11:00am
Amid fanfare and bright light, we celebrate the miracle of a resurrected Savior! Alleluia Christ has risen! Risen indeed! For each and all, just as was promised, Christ our Lord has revived us again!
Sunday Worship Services
9:00a.m. The Rising (casual/contemporary worship)
10:00a.m. Sunday School (for all ages)
11:00a.m. Traditional Worship
– sermons with both scriptural foundation and real-life application
– excellent music in a variety of styles and traditions
– shared leadership among men and women, of all ages, ordained ministers and volunteer laypersons; and
– a setting that blends traditional worship practices with modern amenities.
Communion is central to our understanding of church and worship, and is shared weekly. Regardless of membership or background, newcomer or long-timer, all are welcome to share in this sacred remembrance of Christ.
At THE RISING, we come forward to receive the Lord’s Supper, and at TRADITIONAL WORSHIP, we serve one another by passing communion trays as we are seated. (Gluten-free communion options are available at both services.)
Our sanctuary also features a HALO hearing assistance system, which can be tuned in via most modern hearing aids. If you prefer, we also have hearing assistance headsets available at our sound booth.
Our entire congregation gathers together in the sanctuary, and then our children (through 5th grade) are invited to join our Children’s Ministry leaders in The Orchard for Children Worship and Wonder, an age-appropriate opportunity for worship, prayer, bible stories, and their own expressive responses. We think it is important for children to have a full worship experience: participating in the community’s practices in the sanctuary, AND learning and growing through worship geared to their own age and learning style. We really find it’s the best of both!
5502 S. Harvard
Tulsa OK 74135
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