Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church

​2019 Atonement Celebration (Easter)

Crucifixion Friday service:

7:30am in our church building.  We will also celebrate The Lord’s Supper.

Resurrection Sunday Service

9:30 am in our church building.

Evening Worship

No evening worship over this weekend.  Evening worship will recommence Sunday 28th April.

 

Services for Atonement Weekend (Easter)

We choose to name the events of Easter to reflect the true Christian meaning of the events.

“Good Friday” in previous decades did evoke a celebration of Christ’s death on the cross.  Sadly, the meaning got watered down.  Chocolate eggs and bunnies took over.  For the majority of Australians Good Friday is just another day to kick off a long weekend.

“Easter Sunday” in the past might have had connections with the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.  The term “easter” might even have sinister connections with other festivals.

Crucifixion Friday service:

7:30am in our church building.  We will also celebrate The Lord’s Supper.

The terms we chose are “Crucifixion Friday” and “Resurrection Sunday”.  For Easter weekend we’d rather use “Atonement Weekend.”

Resurrection Sunday Service

9:30 am in our church building.

Christ was crucified to die the death we deserve as the penalty for our sins.  He rose again on that glorious Sunday after He destroyed death and it’s consequences.

By his death and resurrection, Christ became our righteousness before God.  He is our atonement.

The Weekend of 19-21 April is Atonement weekend.

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:20–21, NKJV)

And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:1–2, NKJV)

You are most welcome to share in our celebration of the atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ!

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