Pastors Pondering – The Great Three Days

Pastor's Ponderings
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Dear Glen Mar friends,

I hope you will join us for the services that will bring Holy Week to a meaningful and world-changing close. The “Great 3 Days” (Triduum) starts on Maundy Thursday with our 7 pm service of Holy Communion and continues for our Good Friday service at 7 pm on Friday evening (both will be livestreamed) and then concludes on Easter Day with our “Sonrise” service at 7 am by our pond, our 9:30 Spirited Traditional Celebration Service and our 11:00 Contemporary Celebration Service. 9:30 will be livestreamed for those who can’t be with us in person. There will be no benediction at the end of the Maundy Thursday service because all these services make up one experience of our Lord’s Passion, one that will not be concluded until we sing “Hallelujah” to our Risen Lord. I hope you will join us and bring friends, share the information, Facebook events, etc.

It’s also not too late to experience our Holy Week Prayer Walk. What a meaningful way to experience this week, with art and devotions and prayers from your own Glen Mar brothers and sisters!

“This has been one of the most meaningful spiritual events I have attended at Glen Mar. A friend (who is not a Glen Mar member) and I shared the Walk together yesterday afternoon. It was a gorgeous day and a perfect opportunity to engage in questions, comments and prayer with a dear friend at a similar place on her faith journey. We were both impressed by the wonderful artwork at each station to accompany and illustrate the Biblical passages. God has truly blessed our congregation with artists, authors, and inspired people. What a perfect end to the walk finishing under the cross of Christ (duly noted by my friend, Anita). The fact that there were benches where I could rest due to bad hip and knees was a blessing as well. As a result, not only could I enjoy the company of my friend, but I also got some badly needed exercise (physical, emotional and spiritual). Most of all, thank you for your devotion to increasing the faith of our congregation and community and praising God for His devotion and love for us.”

See you in Church at the Table, The Cross, and the Empty Tomb,
Pastor Mandy

PS The WTB team is still missing several costumes. Please double check and make sure you returned all costumes and accessories. Maybe you tucked items away until after the holidays or until you were attending church in person. With pandemic disruptions, you may even have tucked a costume away a few years ago. Now is the time to return them to the bin outside of room 147. If you’ve had a WTB costume (or accessories) even longer, now is a great time to return it all! Replacing costumes is costly in both dollars and volunteer hours.
Thanks from the GM Costume Team

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