Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:00 AM - Sunday, March 27, 2016, 12:00 AM
Regardless of our backgrounds or current life circumstances, we all are drawn to stories of hope, joy, and redemption. We love when good - perhaps even unexpectedly - triumphs over evil. This Easter, we invite you to celebrate with us the ultimate story of freedom and new beginnings.
Central will once again celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead and his victory over sin this Easter. Whether you enjoy the beauty and majesty of Forest Park's historic World's Fair Pavilion at sunrise or the tradition of Easter in Central's sanctuary, we encourage you to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you and hear the gospel proclaimed.
At Easter we celebrate the fulfillment of the gospel on the cross and at the empty tomb. But there's one event that separates those two—the resurrection. Watch this beautiful, original video to learn how the resurrection gives the cross and the tomb meaning.
Easter Week Details
Holy Thursday | 7pm
Sometimes called "maundy" (meaning commandment), Holy Thursday honors the day Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples at the Last Supper. In the context of Holy Week, it refers to the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples while washing their feet:
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
- John 13:34-35
Order of Worship for Holy Thursday.
Good Friday | 7pm
The Good Friday service is a "tenebrae" service. Tenebrae means "darkness" or "shadows", and focuses our attentions on Christ's sufferings. Readings trace the story of Christ's passion, and are designed to remind us of the solemnity and weight of our Savior's sacrifice for us.
Order of Worship for Good Friday.
Easter Sunday | 7am (@ Forest Park); 8, 9:30, & 11am (Central Presbyterian Church)
Sunrise Service at Forest Park: The beauty of Forest Park and the World's Fair Pavilion is a glorious setting in which to celebrate Easter. Service begins at 7am
Click here for a map of Forest Park and directions to the World's Fair Pavilion
Three worship services will be offered Easter morning in our sanctuary: 8, 9:30, and 11am.
PLEASE NOTE: On Easter, Early Childhood KidCentral is open for kids 3yrs old through 1st grade during the 8am and 9:30am services ONLY. The Nursery is open during the 8am, 9:30am, and 11am services for children 2 years old and younger. Classes for grades 2 and up will not meet on Easter morning. The Nursery and Early Childhood are both accessible from the 1st floor of the main building.
Visit our Sunday @ Central page for resources to prepare for and get the most out of all our Sunday services.