We the members of Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Old Tappan, NJ, as people
of God declare that we are created, saved, nurtured and guided by God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We respond to God's gifts of grace, love, and forgiveness by:
- Proclaiming God's Word
- Administering and participating in the Sacraments
- Growing in our understanding and love for God's Word through study and fellowship
- Sharing God's care whenever and wherever needed
- Reaching out with love and hospitality
LENT & EASTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
- Palm Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 13th - 10:15 AM
The central week of the Christian liturgical year begins with cries of praise and the hope of an earthly monarchy that would not be realized. Bring a friend this day to join us on the liturgical journey to the joy of Easterís resurrection. Our confirmation youth will be leading us in the reading of St. Matthewís Passion.
- Maundy Thursday Worship
Thursday, April 17th
We will celebrate a shared table ministry with our Presbyterian friends in Norwood on this night when Jesus instituted the sacrament of Holy Communion with His disciples. Please see the Sunday bulletin or contact the church office for the starting time of worship this evening.
- Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 18th, 7:30 pm.
We remember the day our Lord suffered and died for us on the cross.
- Easter Vigil Worship
Saturday, April 19th, 7:30 pm
The most important worship experience of the church year as the story of Godís actions to save humanity through history are remembered. This service features the lighting of the "new fire" of creation and a candlelight service of Holy Communion. Champagne and cake will be served after worship to celebrate our Lordís resurrection!
- Easter Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 20th, 8:30 and 11 am
Special Easter flowers, inspirational music, celebration of our Lordís Resurrection and our new birth.
Please note that the 8:30am worship will feature a traditional organ led liturgy. The 11am worship will be led by music provided by the Band of Peace.
- Easter Breakfast
Sunday, April 20th, 9:45 am
A time of fellowship and food. Bring something that you would have on Easter morning! An Easter egg hunt will be offered for the Sunday School children!
With an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids!
Please join us and bring a friend to these holiday worship opportunities!
April 6, 2014
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
In the gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God's promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome new sisters and brothers at the baptismal font, as we renew our baptismal promises. Pastor John Havrilla from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River, NY will be preaching and presiding this day! Pastor John Holliday will be preaching and presiding at Good Shepherd.
April 13, 2014
PALM / PASSION SUNDAY
The liturgy begins with a palm procession, commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Quickly the tone of the service changes as we meditate upon Jesus' passion and death. Because this story is so central to our faith, we hear Matthew's account of the passion today and John's version on Good Friday. Though Jesus is obedient even unto death on the cross, he is exalted by God. We gather to remember his offering for the life of the world, and to be fed by his life-giving mercy. This holy week will culminate in the celebration of the Three Days of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection.
April 20, 2014
On this day the Lord has acted! On the first day of the week God began creation, transforming darkness into light. On this, the "eighth day" of the week, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. We celebrate this new creation in the waters of baptism and in the feast of victory. With great joy we celebrate this day of days, even as we begin the great fifty days of Easter. Filled with hope, we go forth to share the news that Christ is risen!
April 27, 2014
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
In the gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.