Monday, March 22, 2010

Local Students To Join In Collective Voice Community Worship

Students from Cypress Church, Long Beach Alliance Church, First Baptist Church of Los Alamitos and Cornerstone Church will meet at the Cypress Church campus on Tuesday March 30th at 6:00 p.m. for "Collective Voice Community Worship." Collective Voice is sponsored by Cypress Church Student Ministries in conjunction with other area churches. The focus will be on Passion Week events climaxing with the victory won by Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. This is one of eight worship opportunities at Cypress Church during Easter Week. The community is invited to join in worship and reflect on Christ's journey to the cross. The finished work of Jesus on Calvary allows believers to experience new life.

Easter is a special time for Christians everywhere and Cypress Church is planning eight worship services for the community during Easter week. The Easter season celebrations begin Palm Sunday which is on March 28th. There will be two services at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. The contemporary worship team and praise band will be joined by a string ensemble and horn section in leading the congregation. Palm Sunday will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. This occasion, which occurred on April 6, 32 AD, was the symbol of Christ as 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.”

Cypress Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday with an evening Communion Service at 7:00 p.m. on April 1st. The theme will be a journey to the Upper Room the night before Jesus went to the cross. The term Maundy, meaning “mandate” or “command,” refers to the new command Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper. The congregation will sit around tables. The Worship Center will be transformed into a Last Supper-esque scene. Music and narration will lead worshippers on a journey to the “Upper Room.”

On Good Friday, April 2nd, the worship service will focus on Christ’s journey from the Upper Room to the Cross. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., this powerful evening will tug at worshipper’s hearts as they remember what God did for everyone through the death of Jesus Christ. The Worship Center will be dark with an occasional candle penetrating the shadows. There will be live music, video presentations and other creative elements.

Sunday, April 4th is Easter Sunday and there will be three Easter Sunday Worship Services at Cypress Church at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This day will a great celebration as the contemporary choir and praise band lead the congregation in worshiping the Risen Savior. Senior Pastor Mike McKay will present a message about Jesus and His resurrection. There will be uplifting songs of praise as well as some old-favorites. “He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!” The Cypress Church Children’s Ministry has special activities planned for kids on Easter Sunday. These will include a presentation of the story of Easter, exciting games and an egg hunt.

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. The public is invited to participate in all Easter Passion Week activities. Community residents may follow Cypress Church on Facebook and Twitter and the public may also subscribe to the online version of the monthly “Connections” magazine. The Cypress Church website is located at: The church email is: Information about “Collective Voice Community Worship” is available from Student Ministries Pastor Danny Kugelberg at (714) 952-3001.

Photo Caption: Student Ministries Pastor Danny Kugelberg (shown here with wife Sarah and daughter Galilee) will lead area students in “Collective Voice Community Worship” at Cypress Church on Tuesday, March 30th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Danny was graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 1999.
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Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

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