The community is invited to a “Journey to Easter Drive-Thru” from 4 to 6 pm on Saturday, March 27 at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church located 11735 N. Scottsdale Road.
Families can celebrate Easter through scripture and art as NSUMC will host eight stations, each with a mural and artwork representing a Bible story.
Drive through the parking lot to view the stations and read the posted scripture stories while tuning into the NSUMC radio station 89.3FM to hear Holy Week music.
The eight stations include: Jesus enters Jerusalem; Last Supper; Garden of Gethsemane; Judas’ Betrayal; Peter’s Denial of Jesus; Jesus on the Cross; Tomb; and Jesus is Risen, according to a press release, detailing the Easter travel through scripture and art.
“Journey to Easter” through eight stations:
- Jesus enters Jerusalem
This scene will feature Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a donkey as the crowd waves palm branches and shouts “Hosanna.”
- Last Supper
The final meal that Jesus shared with his followers will be depicted with a Seder meal, which is a typical meal of the Hebrews that was also shared by Jesus as he asked the apostles to “do this in memory of me.”
- Garden of Gethsemane
An assortment of plants and flowers will line this garden where Jesus prayed to his father that this burden be taken from him.
- Judas’ Betrayal
Armor, helmet, sword, pouch and money, are all items that Judas would have held prior to his unfaithfulness to Jesus.
- Peter’s Denial of Jesus
Peter was a committed follower of Jesus and never believed that he could turn his back on Him but as the crow sounded for the third time, Peter was ashamed that he denied Jesus again. However, Peter was forgiven. On the rock of Peter the church was built.
- Jesus on the Cross
The cross represents death and darkness. It is revelation that the Christ child would not stay on earth to lead the people to freedom.
The tomb reflects the light of the early morning when the ladies came to visit Jesus, and the moment when they ran into town shouting that “He has risen!”
- Jesus is Risen
Jesus’ resurrection into heaven and His visits to the apostles sparked dedication and faith, which are moments that still make the Bible come alive today.
Call the church office at 480-948-0529 for more details.
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