Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cypress Church Celebrates Easter Week

Cypress Church began their celebration of the Easter season with special Palm Sunday services on March 28th. The contemporary worship team and praise band joined with a string ensemble and horn section in leading the congregation. Palm Sunday celebrated 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.” At Cypress Church the Sunday School children led a parade in the aisles waving palm fronds.

Cypress Church Student Ministries, in conjunction with other area churches, sponsored Collective Voice Community Worship on Tuesday, March 30th. The focus of this experience was on Passion Week events climaxing with the victory won by Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. Jesus’ finished work on Calvary allows Christians to experience new life and this new life is available to all who believe in Jesus. Maundy Thursday is celebrated with an evening Communion Service at 7:00 p.m. on April 1st. The theme is the journey to the Upper Room the night before Jesus went to the cross. The term Maundy, means *mandate* or *command,* and refers to the new command Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper.

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. Additional information is available at (714) 952-3001. The Cypress Church website is located at: The church email is:

Photo Caption: The contemporary worship team led the congregation in song on Palm Sunday at Cypress Church. There will be three worship services on Easter Sunday, April 4th.
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Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

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