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Schedule April 19: Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m. April 21: Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Resurrection Morning Worship 10:45a.m.—12:00 p.m. Easter Celebration

501 N. Sycamore Ave. Roswell, NM 88201 575-624-2614 ros1naz.net

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Participating Houses of Worship

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH.............................................................. 6 CALVARY CHAPEL OF ROSWELL................................................... 3 CHURCH ON THE MOVE ................................................................... 7 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST ............................... 5 FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE............................................... 2 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ..................................................... 8 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ............................................. 4 HOPE FAMILY CHURCH OF GOD .................................................... 3

IGLESIA BAUTISTA EL CALVARIO .................................................. 7 ROSWELL BAPTIST CHURCH .......................................................... 4 ST PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH.................................................... 2 ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ............................................ 4 ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH................................................... 4 TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.......................................... 6 WESTMINSTER CHURCH .................................................................. 3


Explore the true meaning of Easter 2019 House

Bunnies and baskets, chocolates and candies. It’s that time of year when parents scramble to ensure their children wake up to a trove of treats, and families decide on who is serving the lamb dinner this year. These are some of the familiar Easter traditions, but much more is involved with the holiday than egg hunts and brightly adorned bonnets. For the religious, it can be important to delve into the true meanings behind Easter and let those discoveries help shape celebrations. Easter, above all, is a religious commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the culmination of the holy period known as Lent, and it the most significant date on the Christian liturgical calendar. Jesus Christ was the Son of God, who fulfilled the prophesies that he would give his own life for his people so they could enjoy eternal life after their own mortal bodies

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perished. Easter, from Jesus’ very own words, marked a new covenant for the faithful. According to scripture, Jesus was enjoying the Passover dinner when he sat down with his disciples. Understanding that this would be his last earthly meal and that someone close to him would betray him, he took bread and gave thanks to God for it. He broke the bread and said it was his body that should be given up so sins would be forgiven. He did a similar gesture with wine, indicating that it was his blood that should be shed as a sacrifice for all. Christ instructed the disciples to do the same ritual in the future in memory of him. Jesus was subsequently betrayed and turned over to the authorities. He was sentenced to crucifixion and perished on the cross. His body was cleansed and placed in a tomb sealed by a stone. His followers

were unaware of the miracle that would ensue in the days to come. On Easter Sunday, the tomb was discovered open and empty. Jesus had risen from the dead, providing irrefutable proof that he was the Son of God. In turn, Jesus fulfilled all he was born to do and preached. Easter did not always symbolize Christ’s resurrection when it was first celebrated. It was once a

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pagan ritual of renewal and birth. However, when early missionaries began spreading Christianity’s message, the holiday - falling around the time of Christ’s actual resurrection - was adopted to commemorate the religious miracle. Today it stands as a testament to ultimate sacrifice and the promise of eternal life for all who believe in him.

Hope Family Church of God Loving God, Loving People

www.calvaryroswell.com office@calvaryroswell.com

2901 West. 4th St. (575) 623-8072

Sunday Worship 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Pastor Kenneth Coots

1601 McGaffey St. Roswell NM, 88203 (575) 208-0919 • hopefamilycog@gmail.com

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose trust is the Lord. For he is like a tree planted by waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will to fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

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Sunday: AM Service 10:30am • PM Services 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Adult Bible Study Friday 6:00pm Boys classes ages 3-12 • Girls classes ages 3-12 Teen Class


The meaning behind Easter symbols

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Tradition plays an important role in Easter celebrations for many families. Cherished traditions and symbols of Easter may include anything from egg hunts to lilies to lambs. Understanding the importance behind these symbols can make sharing the miracle of Easter that much more special. Eggs Eggs are one of the more recognizable symbols of Easter. For Easter egg hunts, eggs are hardboiled and decorated in bright hues. It’s believed that the origins of Easter eggs are both secular and religious. From the secular (once pagan) perspective, the egg is an ancient symbol of new life, according to The History Channel, and has been associated with pagan festivals that celebrate spring. Some Christians feel that Easter eggs rep-

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resent Christ’s emergence from the tomb and his subsequent resurrection. Eggs were once a food not consumed during Lent, therefore painting and decorating them to mark the end of fasting and penance became a way to celebrate Easter. Crucifix The crucifix is one of the central symbols of Easter and Christianity. The cross is a symbol of Christ’s crucifixion and sacrifice. The crucifix also highlights the ability of God to give new life to people after death. In addition to wearing and displaying the cross during Easter, some people bake “hot cross buns” as another symbol of the season. Rabbit The Easter bunny is very much a secular symbol of the holiday, but one that has become

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Palm Sunday Monday Lenten Lunch Wednesday

10am 11:30am 8:15am All Saints’ Chapel Maunday Thursday 5:30pm Foot Washing and Communion Good Friday 7pm All Saints’ Chapel Easter Sunday 10am

505 N. Pennsylvania

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Sunday Sunday School For All Ages - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Service - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Evening Service - 7:00 p.m. www.rbcroswell.com

so ingrained with the season that many people ascribe to it a Christian meaning. Pagan celebrations of spring often linked rabbits or hares with the season because of their fertility and ability to bring forth new life. According to the Christian living resource Crosswalk, believers associate the rabbit coming out of its underground home as a symbol of Christ emerging from the tomb. Lilies Lilies are often exchanged during Easter celebrations or presented as hostess gifts for those sharing the holiday meal with others. The American Bible Society says lilies grow in the spring around the time when Easter is typically celebrated. Also, because they look like trumpets, they can be a symbol that heralds Christ’s resurrection.

Lamb The lamb is another symbol associated with Easter. Lambs were originally associated with the Jewish holiday of Passover, when lambs were sacrificed and their blood was used to mark which houses contained those faithful to God. As a result of his crucifixion, Christ became the symbolic lamb for all - the ultimate sacrifice. In fact, Christ is often referred to as “The Lamb of God.” Easter is replete with many recognized symbols. Unearthing their meanings can be a learning experience and a way to further immerse oneself in this holy holiday.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church–ELCA 2911 N. Main | Roswell, NM 88201 | 575-623-0519

PALM & PASSION SUNDAY April 14th 10:15 a.m.

MAUNDAY THURSDAY April 18th 6:00 p.m.

Includes foot washing and Holy Communion

GOOD FRIDAY April 19th

Stations of the Cross 6:00 p.m.

Pastor Daniel Tisdel

EASTER SUNDAY

EVERY SUNDAY SERVICE

April 21st

Breakfast 8:45 a.m.

Celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ 10:15 a.m.

CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!

BIBLE STUDY 9:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE 10:15 a.m. each Sunday Relaxed family service Saturdays at 6pm starting May 18th


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What is the Last Supper? Did you know?

Sandra Martinez, Photo Fr. Eduardo Espinosa, OFM washes the feet of a parishioner on Holy Thursday at St. John’s Church. John’s Gospel recounts Jesus’ performance of this act. The washing of feet is a reminder to serve our neighbors, even if it means we must do things we might not like to do.

it was his body, and wine, telling them it was his blood, is celebrated at every Mass as part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, Holy Thursday Mass places even greater emphasis on this significant eve.

Celebrate Easter at

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

EASTER SERVICES 9 am, 10 am, & 11 am 1413 So. Union Ave. JOIN US FOR CHILD FRIENDLY WORSHIP SERVICE

SUNDAY MORNINGS 10am in the chapel

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We offer brief 30 minute worship service designed for families with children who make noise, and have a hard time sitting still, and have a short attention span. All in a judgment free atmosphere.

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Many Christians also believe the Last Supper marked the institution of what is now the sacrament of the Eucharist. The Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke include accounts of the sharing of the bread and wine, though each account differs slightly. While the Gospel of John, which differs in various ways from those of Mark, Matthew and Luke, does not describe the bread and wine ritual, the Bread of Life Discourse (John 6:22-59) has been interpreted as Eucharistic. The Last Supper is a significant event in the life of Jesus Christ and one that merits special consideration during Holy Week.

oly Thursday, which falls on the H Thursday before Easter Sunday, commemorates The Last Supper of Jesus Christ. During The Last Supper, Jesus, who Christians believe is the Son of God, established the sacrament of Holy Communion. The Last Supper was the final meal Jesus enjoyed with his disciples in Jerusalem, and it was during The Last Supper when Jesus predicted one of those disciples would ultimately betray him. Holy Thursday is sometimes referred to as “Maundy Thursday,” a reference to the religious rite of maundy, which is the washing of the feet. The Last Supper and the rite of maundy are connected because it was during The Last Supper that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Though The Last Supper, during which Jesus gave his disciples bread, telling them

Many important events took place during what’s now known as Holy Week, which commemorates the final days of the earthly life of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the son of God. The Last Supper was one of most important events to take place during the final week of Christ’s life. Contradictions within the Gospels make it hard to say with absolute certainty when the Last Supper took place, but according to Catholic Online, Evangelists and critics generally agree that the Last Supper was held on a Thursday that was very likely the evening of preparation for Jewish celebration of Passover. The Last Supper is depicted in the Gospels as the final meal Jesus shared with his 12 apostles before he was crucified. Christians believe that, during the meal, Jesus predicted that his disciple Peter would deny knowing him three times before the following morning, while also predicting that another disciple present at the meal would ultimately betray him.


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Keeping a local ecumenical tradition alive, five Roswell Supper; and Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion. churches will again take turns hosting daily worship and luncheons during Holy Week, April 15-19. The luncheons all These midday Holy Week events are open to all and everyone begin at 11:30 and will include worship, fellowship and food. will be warmly welcomed. More information can be obtained Worship will feature brief messages from the pastors of the participating churches. The schedule is as follows: by contacting any of the participating churches. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 505 N. Penn First United Methodist Church 200 N. Penn St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 2911 N. Main First Presbyterian Church 400 W. Third First Church of the Nazarene 501 N. Sycamore

Holy Week in the Christian year is the week immediately before Easter and includes Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem; Maundy Thursday, the night of the Last

Iglesia Bautista

“El Calvario”

600 E. Tilden

Roswell, NM 88201

Pastor Eugene DeLos Santos Co-Pastor Henry Trujillo Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am (bilingual) Worship - 10:45am (bilingual) Come visit us and enjoy worshiping God with us!


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Holy Week April 15 – 19 • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM “Drawing Near” We’ll share lunch, hymns, verses and the company of fellow Christians as we draw near the cross.

Everyone is welcome

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 505 North Pennsylvania Ave.

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First United Methodist Church 200 North Pennsylvania Ave.

Thursday First Presbyterian Church 400 West Third Street

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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 2911 N. Main Street

Friday First Church of the Nazarene 501 North Sycamore

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