Friday, March 27, 2009

Cypress Church Prepares to Celebrate Easter Sunday April 5-12, 2009

Easter is just around the corner and Cypress Church is planning an entire week of celebration beginning on Sunday April 5th and continuing through Easter Sunday on April 12th. This is an important time for Christians to remember many of the most significant historical events of their faith.

On Palm Sunday, April 5th, Cypress Church will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. This occasion, which occurred on April 6, 32 AD, was Christ's public announcement to the world of his unique position in all of history as the Messiah and King. On that day, in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, Jesus rode into the city on a donkey while the people were crying out, "Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord". Palm Sunday worship services will be at 8:45 AM and 10:30 AM.

On Tuesday April 7th, the Student Ministries, directed by Danny Kugelberg, will present a modern retelling of The Easter Story showing how the lives of Christ's disciples and the world were altered for all time through the physical death and resurrection of Jesus. The program will begin at 7:00 PM on April 7th and will feature modern worship and dramatic teaching.

On Thursday April 9th, beginning at 7:00 PM Cypress Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday with an evening communion service. Take a journey to the ‘Upper Room’ on the night before Christ’s death through music, drama & communion led by Worship Leader Steven Brooks. Maundy Thursday on the Christian calendar is a celebration of the new command that Jesus gave to His apostles at the Last Supper. The Worship Center will be transformed into a Last Supper scene including the congregation themselves sitting around tables.

At the Good Friday service, continue your journey from the ‘Upper Room’ to the Cross through music, video & testimony on April 10th at 7:00PM. This powerful worship experience will be the time to focus on the sacrifice of Christ on the cross at Calvary. This evening will tug at your heart as you remember what God did for you. There will be live music, video presentations and testimonies.

Easter Sunday, April 12th will feature three services at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. This will be a joyful time to celebrate the Risen Savior who offers everyone an opportunity to enjoy eternity in Heaven with Him. There will be uplifting songs led by the choir and accompanied by the orchestra and praise band. Pastor Mike McKay will share the true meaning of the resurrection and explain how it is possible to have a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.

The final highlight of Easter week will be a children's Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30 PM on Sunday, April 12. This event will be held at Larwin Park located on the south side of Ball Road directly across from the church. The "Cypress Kids" ministry staff has planned an exciting family time. The community is invited and children are asked to bring at least one parent along with them.

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. All are welcome. Cypress Church serves the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, Anaheim, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, La Palma and surrounding areas. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 am and 10:30 am.

For additional information on Easter services or other Cypress Church activities visit or contact the church office at (714) 952-3001.

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