The most significant week in Christianity is quickly approaching.  Holy Week begins this Sunday.  The whole of Christianity hangs on the events and reality of this particular week with the climax of Jesus’ arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection.  It’s the rising from the dead that becomes the ultimate proof that Yeshua is indeed the Christ, the Son of the Living God!  This is what validates the prophecies and His miraculous birth. This is what underscores His credentials as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  This explains how He worked the miracles, taught with such amazement, and why He lived to fulfill all of what the scriptures said about Him. This is why we have so much to celebrate!

Here’s a quick rundown of our Holy Week at Deer Flat:

Passover Seder Meal -  Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 pm.  There are still some seats available if you would like to experience this. Childcare is available for the little ones, but if your kids are in elementary school, be sure to get them a seat at the table. This will be a great memory maker. A meal will be served, and the evening will be an explanation of the Passover as I teach through the evening. Give our office a call and get one of the open seats – there are only about 20 left.  208.459.3845

Good Friday – Friday, April 14, 7 pm.  Experience a walk back through the most devastating day of Jesus’ life. The Suffering Savior was tried, beaten, paraded through the streets carrying His cross, then nailed to it on the hill called Golgotha. This is the place where He bled and died. This is where He laid down His life to pay for the sins of the whole world. We will remember this dark day as we gather together. Once again, childcare is available for preschool children.

HUGE Children’s Event – Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am.  Every year Julie and her team puts together the most amazing morning for all of the Children of Deer Flat and their friends. It’s called Eggstravaganza. Your kids will absolutely devour the morning. There will be music, drama, an egg hunt, amazing treats, and most importantly they will hear the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection!  Be sure to invite all the neighborhood kids to come and enjoy this one with you.

Sunrise Service at Lizard Butte – Sunday, April 16.  The tradition continues.  People from all over Canyon County and beyond will gather for the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection. It all happens as the sun rises over Sunny Slope. Special music and a message will be presented by people from the surrounding churches of our area.

RESURRECTION SUNDAY – Sunday, April 16.  We will have both of our morning services at our usual times. What a celebration we will be having. Don’t miss the chance to include a friend, because this could be the most life changing day of their life if they don’t know the Messiah personally. If you know ANYONE who could use some GOOD NEWS, bring them with you!

Intercessory Prayer – This past Sunday, working our way through Genesis 18, each of us were challenged by Abraham’s heart for others. Each Sunday, there is a time and place for all who feel keenly about intercessory prayer to come together. We meet in ROOM 13 AT 8 am. Even if you can’t get there right at 8 join us sometime during that hour. It’s a great place to pray, and IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

On a closing note, a variety of people have asked us about the Christians United For Israel Washington DC Summit. We would love to have you go with us. This year will be the GREATEST year ever. The lineup of speakers is phenomenal – really! Registration is only $75 per person. Dates are July 17-18. This includes one of the greatest Nights To Honor Israel you’ll ever experience. Why not go with us and engage our Senators on Capitol Hill, plead the cause of Israel, and help make a difference. All of the information, including hotels, is at CUFI.org.

I can’t wait to see you this Sunday!  Come expecting an outstanding day!

Pastor D