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West Emory Presbyterian Church


Our church is a warm and committed family who holds as our core values:

Love, Family, Friendliness, Meaningful Worship, a Sense of Belonging, and Our Tradition.

Photo by Donna Vanderbilt

Holy Week Activities

Thursday, March 24th at 7 pm
The Maundy Thursday Service is a deeply moving worship service in which we remember and celebrate the final supper Jesus shared with his disciples, as well as share with our risen Lord a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. Maundy is from the Latin, mandatum, which means commandment. “I give you a new commandment.” (John 13:34) Childcare will be available.

Easter Sunday, March 27th at 10:30 am
It often feels like we live in a Good Friday world. We feel entombed in darkness and we struggle to hold on to the promise of the resurrection. And yet, look around. God’s creation is proclaiming “Hallelujah!” Hope abounds. The trees and flowers are bearing witness to new life. Invite someone to join you to celebrate the Resurrection this Easter Sunday.

Easter Egg Hunt following Easter Worship Service
Once again the youth of our congregation will be hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the childrenof our church family and friends in our area. Children of all ages welcome!

I have a beautiful picture on the computer desktop in my study at the church of a tulip-laden garden in Holland sent to me by a dear friend reminiscent of the trip she and I took a while back to her ancestral homeland. Nothing seems to say “SPRING!” like a field of colorful tulips. There is something comforting about knowing that springtime is just around the corner to which these unseasonably warm, spring-like days of late will attest. As a witness to this promise of new life, the daffodils by my mailbox at home are poking their heads up unafraid that there might be a bit of winter still yet to endure. I am always comforted by God’s handiwork and inspired by the signs of new life that greet us each day.

So often it is the in-between times in our lives that are most memorable as well as challenging times in which the seasons of our lives change; times when new circumstances arise and we may have to risk poking our heads up to see what new thing God has in store for us. And yet how tempting it is sometimes to just want to hold on to the safe and familiar, even when in our heart of hearts we know that God has our best interests in mind.

For the past few weeks we in the church have been on a journey during season of Lent—a time of reflection and repentance and prayer prior to the glory of Easter and new life. Easter reminds us that even in the midst of death and despair, there is hope. I give God all glory and laud for the spiritual richness of our Lenten season including Palm/Passion Sunday worship service and the celebration of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. I also look forward to our worship service on Easter Sunday and its testimony to the resurrection and the love of God we experience in our risen Lord and Savior. I hope you will join me and your church family as we experience God’s everlasting love together in worship, fellowship, study and service.

Peace and Blessings to you all,


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