While Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, join us this week as we anticipate the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation. You can even have reminders of key moments during the week sent to your phone by texting “holyweek” as one word to 818-804-5090.
March 20: Palm Sunday
Sunday Worship Services: 9 a.m. (traditional), 901, 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. (contemporary) >> Celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with this special Palm Sunday service with celebratory music.
March 21: The Seven Last Words of Christ
The Seven Last Words of Christ > either 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OR 6-9 p.m. > DC102–103 >> Seven Last Words is a contemplative, interactive, self-directed experience incorporating art, music, scripture, guided meditations, and various spiritual disciplines. It is structured so that you can move through the stations at your own pace, allowing ample time to reflect at each station. We will offer a morning session (10am-1pm), and an evening session (6:00pm - 9:00pm). To fully engage in Seven Last Words, plan to spend a couple of hours moving from station to station. Because the experience is conducted in silence, we ask that parents make other arrangements for young children. No registration necessary. We look forward to seeing you there! Contact :: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 24: Maundy Thursday Service
Maundy Thursday Service: 7:30 p.m. > Discipleship Center >> A reflective night including a full meal with worship, Communion, prayer, and Scripture taking us on the journey from the Garden to the Cross. Stations of the Cross available after the service.
March 24-25: Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross: Thursday (after the Maundy Thursday service) 8:30–10 p.m. > Sanctuary AND Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. > Sanctuary (family-oriented stations will also be available in DC101 on Friday from 10 a.m.– 5p.m.) >> Come journey to the cross as you see pictures, read Scripture, and contemplate Christ's passion.
March 25: Good Friday
Good Friday Service: 8 p.m. > Sanctuary >> Join us for a reflective night of worship including prayer and Scripture reading, that will remind us of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us as He was nailed to the cross and laid to rest in the tomb. This will help us experience the depths of these moments so we can truly prepare for the joy of the Resurrection on Easter morning.
March 27: Easter
Easter Worship Services:
8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12 p.m. > Sanctuary 6 a.m. (sunrise service) > Patio >> Join us for Easter at Bel Air. Three identical services to celebrate the Resurrection. Choir, band, and instrumental ensemble will lead worship and Pastor Drew will wrap up his series, The Church Is _________, with an inspiring message. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends! Children's programming for ages 3 months–Kindergarten.