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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence Schedules Holy Week Services

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence invites area residents to each of its liturgical services during Holy Week. The pastor of Faith is Rev. Jane McCready.

On Passion or Palm Sunday, March 25, two Eucharistic liturgies will be conducted, one at 8:30 a.m. and the other at 11 a.m. The title of the sermon at both liturgies will be “Servant of All.”  The music of each liturgy will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir, accompanied by brass, timpani and organ.

On Holy Thursday, March 29, a spoken Eucharistic liturgy will be conducted at 12 noon and a fully sung Eucharistic liturgy will be offered at 7:30 p.m. The title of the sermon at both services will be “For the Love of the World.” At the evening service, the rite of First Communion will be given to persons in the fifth grade, who are preparing for confirmation.

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On Good Friday, March 30, at 12 noon, a Community Ecumenical Service will be held at Faith.  Clergy of the New Providence and Berkeley Heights churches will lead the service.

On Good Friday at 7:30 pm, a Tenebrae Service, with the Stripping of the Altar, will be conducted. The subject of the sermon will be “Helplessness Without God Is….” The music of the service will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir and instrumentalists.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, at 7 a.m., Faith will hold in its garden a brief service, which will include the lighting of the Paschal Candle. At 8:30 and 11 a.m., Faith will conduct an Easter Processional and Festival Eucharistic Liturgy. The title of the sermon at both services will be “Ground Zero For Hope.” The music at the liturgies will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir, the Faith Bell Ringers, the Brass Ensemble, timpani instruments and the organ; all coordinated by Dr. John Girvin, Minister of Music.

Faith conducts an open communion table. All visitors, who are baptized members of the Christian church, are welcome to the Lord’s Table.

The church is at 524 South St.  For more information about these worship opportunities, call the church office at 908 464 5177 or visit www.famfaith.org.

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