Tenebrae is a service of darkness, remembering the hours Jesus hung on the cross. The processional song, Via Dolorossa, was sung by Maleigh Noble. This service focuses on the seven last sayings of Jesus, spoken from the cross. Seven preachers shared a brief message based on each word from the cross (Rev. Dr. Bob Heckmann, Rev. Dick Luttmann, Pastor Kory Janneke, District President Scott Sailer (shared on his behalf by Pastor Aker), Seminarian Joel Heckmann, Rev. Pete Sestak, and Pastor Corey Aker.)
Maundy (Latin for "mandate) is the name of the Thursday on which Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper, washed His discples' feet, and was betrayed into the hands of His enemies. The theme of this service is Jesus' loving service to us, as demonstrated in John chapter 13.
This recording includes the entire Palm Sunday 8:00 a.m. service. The service focuses on the presence of cheering children as Jesus paraded into Jerusalem on the Sunday before His death. (The sermon begins after minute 21 in the recording.) This service included some unique elements including an opening children's message and Palm Processional, children's songs from the All God's People Sing songbook, and a closing Palm Sunday song from the Sunday school children. God bless you in this Holy Week!