Living Faith Lutheran Church
Thursday, September 21, 2017
God's Work. Our Hands.

Holy Week & Easter 2012

Holy Week & Easter mark the most dramatic - and ultimately, joyous - spiritual journey of the church year at Living Faith Lutheran. It begins with Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. In a  cherished tradition, we begin this moving worship service outdoors, followed by a joyous, palm-waving procession into our sanctuary.

Holy Week & Easter 2012

Pastor Sandra & Peter begin Palm Sunday

Pastor Sandra & Peter begin Palm Sunday

Taking in the processional gospel

Our Palm Sunday service begins outside, with the reading of Mark 11:1-11, which recounts Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Taking in the processional gospel

Hosanna in the highest heaven!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!

Celebrating with Eco-Palms

Living Faith Lutheran uses "eco-palms" in its Palm Sunday celebrations; workers who cultivate them are paid fair wages, and the palms themselves are raised in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner. It's just one initiative of Living Faith's Eco-Ministry - one of our church's five key areas of serving our community and our planet. 

Celebrating with Eco-Palms

Processional hymn - entering the sanctuary

After the processional gospel, our congregation files into the church for the remainder of our Palm Sunday service. Two of our choir's best vocalists - Carleen Crespo & Patti Hintze - join in a rousing version of All Glory, Laud and Honor.

Processional hymn - entering the sanctuary

Easter welcome

Banners flap in the Easter morning breeze near Living Faith's front entrance on Veirs Mill Road.

Easter welcome

TA & Pete Serve Easter breakfast

In a longtime Living Faith tradition, we enjoy pancakes & sausage before our Easter worship service. TA Jackson & Pete Fotheringham keep church members & our many Easter guests well-fed.

TA & Pete Serve Easter breakfast

Fresh off the grill!

Fresh off the grill!

Garry & Sam - master chefs

Garry & Sam - master chefs

The best pancakes in Rockville!

The best pancakes in Rockville!

Fun & games before Easter worship

Fun & games before Easter worship

James, Doug & the Charles family

James, Doug & the Charles family

A terrific trio celebrate Easter

A terrific trio celebrate Easter

Family fun at the Easter breakfast

Family fun at the Easter breakfast

Crafty kids

Crafty kids

Pre-worship fellowship on Easter Sunday

Pre-worship fellowship on Easter Sunday

Easter strategy - think pink!

Easter strategy - think pink!

A spirited Easter greeting

A spirited Easter greeting

Church grounds - decked out for Easter

Flower beds near our church-office entrance on Veirs Mill Road, lovingly maintained by Duke Anderson & his daughter.

Church grounds - decked out for Easter

Easter flowers - a tribute to the Creator

Easter flowers - a tribute to the Creator

Tulips!

Tulips!

J3: James, Jared & Jeremiah

J3: James, Jared & Jeremiah

Logan digs into a bag o' fun

Logan digs into a bag o' fun

Egg hunters!

Egg hunters!

Natalie gets cracking

Natalie gets cracking

Kaya discovers Easter treasure

Kaya discovers Easter treasure

Easter butterflies

Hand-colored by Living Faith members, on our sanctuary doors.

Easter butterflies

Butterfly closeup - hand-colored for Easter

Butterfly closeup - hand-colored for Easter

Prayer tree

Prayer tree

Easter opening hymn

The Living Faith choir and guest musicians lead the congregation in a rousing rendition of Jesus Christ Is Risen Today.

Easter opening hymn

Colleen & Luka

Colleen & Luka

Choir delivers a gorgeous Easter anthem

Hube Beckwith leads the choir in his arrangement of Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen.

Choir delivers a gorgeous Easter anthem

Bill reads the Easter lessons

Bill reads the Easter lessons

Pastor Sandra delivers the Easter sermon

Pastor Sandra delivers the Easter sermon

Offeratory hymn

Dr. Hube Beckwith directos the Living Faith Hand Chime Ensemble on Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds, a traditional German hymn.

Offeratory hymn

A gorgeous gift of hand-chime music

A gorgeous gift of hand-chime music

Derek & Heather

Derek & Heather