Holy Week and Easter
- This isn't what any of us expected going into Holy Week. As we approach the destination of our journey to Easter the world looks a lot different than it did on Ash Wednesday. But, in reality, there never was a more appropriate time for Easter to come. On the days following Jesus' death his disciples waited, hidden in an upper room, afraid, confused, and grieving. The resurrected Lord burst in on a scene similar in many ways to our own current circumstances. The light of the world shone in that room even as He shines in and through his body, the Church, even and especially on this unique Easter Day.
Day of Prayer and Fasting, Good Friday, April 10
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11.28)
The whole world is in the throes of a coronavirus pandemic that is spreading death, illness, economic turmoil, unemployment, isolation, panic, and fear. In such desperate times, the people of God should humble themselves and pray to almighty God for his grace, mercy, and love to heal us, restore us, and relieve us from this crushing burden of disease.
In response to the ravages of this historic pandemic, this call for prayer and fasting is a response of Christians across from several denominations. Christians from the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians (ECO), the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARPC), and the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) have united to pray for God’s mercy and healing.
The Call: For all believers in Christ in the PCA, EPC, ECO, ARPC, and ACNA to set aside Good Friday, April 10, as a day of prayer and fasting to cry out for God’s help in addition to a day of worship.
The goal is for all 650,000 members of these three denominations to participate. Other denominations are aware of the planning for this event and may participate as well.