By LORETTA FULTON
On Sunday, we spread palm branches and shouted Hosannas as part of the Palm Sunday liturgy, the first day in Holy Week.
Monday starts a descent into darkness before Easter comes and we can shout “Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.”
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held in churches all over town this week. And, St. James United Methodist Church, 3100 Barrow St., invites the public to the final presentation of its Living Last Supper at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free for the re-enactment.
A good way to get fully immersed into the liturgy of Holy Week is to attend the Holy Week Luncheon series, which is held daily at one of five participating churches. The schedule is printed below. The programs are free. Lunch, which begins at 11:30 a.m., is $7 or bring your own. The program starts at noon.
Theme for the series is “Out of the Corner of Your Eye,” with each minister reflecting on a particular scripture.
Location: First Central Presbyterian Church, 400 Orange St.
Speaker: Felicia Hopkins, pastor, St. Paul United Methodist Church
Location: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 525 Beech St.
Speaker: Jonathan Storment, Highland Church of Christ
Location: First Baptist Church, 1333 N. Third St.
Speaker: Susan Payne, interim pastor, First Christian Church
Location: Highland Church of Christ
Speaker: Phil Christopher, First Baptist Church
Location: First Christian Church, 1420 N. Third St.
Speaker: Cliff Stewart, First Central Presbyterian Church