Easter Weekend at Mount Carmel

Easter weekend at Mount Carmel may look a little different this year, but we are looking forward to God doing new and amazing things!


GOOD FRIDAY

Our Good Friday service will be online only at 6:30pm on Friday, April 10. You can stream our service through our Mount Carmel Facebook page. We will be celebrating the Lord's Supper during this service. Here is some information on how you can celebrate the Lord's Supper at home.


CELEBRATING THE LORD'S SUPPER AT HOME

The Lord's Supper is a memorial of our Savior's death by which he atoned for all our sins. Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior participate in this event.


ADVANCE PREPARATION

You will want to have a small amount of bread or crackers and a small glass of grape juice, or other beverage you have at home for each person who will participate. Jesus used what was readily available in his culture.


*For a recipe to make your own communion bread, click here.


THE SERVICE

We are reflecting on the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, who gave his life to reconcile us to God.


While the occasion is serious, it is also encouraging and joyful, because it is a beautiful picture of God's unlimited love for his people. Those who participate in the service are expressing their faith in Christ's death on their behalf.


Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 10:16, 1 Corinthians 11:23-30, and John 6:32-58


EATING THE BREAD

Begin this with the reading of Matthew 26:26-30, followed by 1 Corinthians 10:16:17. The bread represents the body of Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. Eating the bread indicates our commitment of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:26-30, 1 Peter 2:20-24).


Give thanks for the bread, asking God to bless it as a symbol of Christ's body, given for us. Then, each person may eat a small piece of the bread.


DRINKING THE "FRUIT OF THE VINE"

Give a prayer of thanks for the juice, asking God to bless it as a representation of Christ's blood that was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. After the prayer, each member may drink a small portion.


Scripture References: Matthew 26:27-28, Hebrews 9:11-15, 1 John 1:7, Ephesians 1:7, and Colossians 1:20-22.


THE CONCLUSION

The service may be concluded with a song and/or a prayer.


Scripture Reference: Matthew 26:30



SATURDAY ACTIVITY

Join us on our Facebook page on Saturday, April 11 for an Easter Scavenger Hunt. Clues will be posted throughout the day, beginning at 9:00am. Follow the clues to find your items, and then post a photo of you with your items in the comments.


EASTER SUNDAY

This Easter, we would love for you to join us from the comfort of your home! We will be streaming our service online at 10:30am.



FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Want to make your own Resurrection Cookies? Find the recipe here.


Want to make your own Resurrection Rolls? Find the recipe here.