Connect the Dots
Holy Week / March 25 – April 1, 2018
Join us for Holy Week / Easter at gracespring! This year’s theme is CONNECT THE DOTS. We will be answering WHY Jesus had to come to earth, WHY Jesus had to endure the cross, WHY Jesus had to rise from the dead, and WHAT this means for us today. We have a number of events going on (see below) and we also have a month long daily devotional going on. If you would like to receive an email each morning with the devotional, please sign up at www.gracespringchurch.org/subscribe. Join us as we CONNECT THE DOTS this EASTER!
Sunday, March 25 at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
John DeKruyter, gracespring member & Executive Director at Alongside Inc., will be teaching on WHY Jesus had to come to earth. John’s message is titled, “To SEEK and to SAVE and he will be teaching in Luke 19:1-10; 36-40. Jesus cam to SEEK and to SAVE the lost. This was evidenced in Jesus riding into places like Jericho and Jerusalem. Join us for Palm Sunday 2018.
Friday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Prior to the Good Friday Service, we will be having a Passover / Seder meal. This meal will be led by John & Melanie DeKruyter in the Venue at gracespring Bible Church. John & Melanie are gracespring members who are very familiar with this type of meal (they travel to Israel almost every year). We want to encourage and welcome all to join us for this special meal. You will need to bring a few specific items / foods and SIGN UP IS REQUIRED for this meal. The deadline to sign up is Monday, March 26. We need to have an exact number on who will be attending for planning purposes. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on what to bring. This meal will set the stage for our powerful Good Friday & Communion Service.Sign up for the Passover Meal
Good Friday Service
Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Each year, our Good Friday Service, is always one of our most unique & powerful services. This year will be no different. We will be pressing into the seriousness of sin and taking communion together in a way we never have done before. This will be a powerful night of song, video, and message. Pastor Bryan will be giving a brief message, “The GLORY of the CROSS.” We hope you join us.
Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. – noon
Easter Factory is gracespring’s outreach to families (specifically for toddlers to 5th graders) and it is a NO LINE event this year! Invite your friends/neighbors to be apart of this walk through, interactive experience, for children to explore 7 stages of the life of an Easter Egg. In addition, this event will have an egg hunts, reptile exhibit, stage magician, carnival games, candy, a petting zoo, egg decorating, and lots of candy! No sign ups are required and this event is absolutely FREE!
Sunday, April 1 at 6:45 a.m.
Join us on Easter morning at 6:45 a.m. for a special SUNRISE service. This will be a special, smaller service in our Concourse facing our east Windows. As we have our service, the sun will slowly rise just as Christ rose again. Many loved it last year so we are doing it again! Kenneth Price, our gsYouth Pastor, will be teaching.
Sunday, April 1 at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
We will finally connect the final dot with “The POWER of the Resurrection!” Christ’s resurrection proves Jesus’ power over sin and death, freeing us to live a radically changed life. We will have our regular service times and childcare will be provided along with our gsKidz programming. We would like to encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors as we CELEBRATE Easter 2018. HE is RISEN!