"Journey to Easter"
"Journey to Easter" --- DRIVE THRU
The community is invited to “Journey to Easter DRIVE-THRU” on Saturday, March 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at North Scottsdale United Methodist church, 11735 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. All are welcome to travel to Easter through scripture and art!
NSUMC will host nine stations, each with a mural and artwork. We will add artistic touches to represent each Bible story. Vehicles are invited to drive through the parking lot to view the stations and read the posted scripture stories. Tune into the NSUMC radio station 89.3FM to enjoy the Easter season music.
The nine stations will include:
2. The Last Supper -Mark 14:12-31, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The final meal that Jesus shared with his followers will be depicted with a Seder meal. Jesus blessed and broke the bread and said, “Take, this is my body.” Taking the chalice, he said, “This is my blood, God’s new covenant poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins.”
3. Jesus Prays in the Garden -Mark 14:32-42
A lush assortment of plants and flowers will line this garden where Jesus prayed to his Father. Being deeply grieved, Jesus threw himself on the ground and prayed, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible, remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.”
4. Betrayal by Judas and the Arrest -Luke 22:47-53
Armor, helmet, sword, pouch and money, are all items that Judas would have held prior to his unfaithfulness to Jesus. Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss and for 30 pieces if silver. The soldiers arrested Jesus. In defense, a disciple cut off the ear of a soldier, but Jesus restored the ear. Jesus was taken away by the guards.
5. Jesus if Denied by Peter -Luke 22:54-62
Peter was a committed follower of Jesus and never believed that he could turn his back on Him. Three persons accused Peter of being a follower of Jesus, which he denied each time. He heard a rooster crow and remembered his Master’s words, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” Peter wept.
6. The Crown and the Cross -Matthew 27:27-37
The soldiers put a scarlet robe on Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on his head. Simon of Cyrene help carry the cross of Jesus to Golgotha, the Place of the Skull.
7. Jesus is Crucified -Matthew 27:38-56
On the cross, Jesus assigned care for his mother, forgave, spoke to God and breathed his last breath. The sky darkened and the earth quaked. The guards said, “Truly, this was the Son of God.”
8. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb -Matthew 27:57-61
Joseph of Arimathea requested the body, wrapped it in linen and laid it in a new tomb. Pilate ordered that the tomb be secured.
9. Jesus Is Risen -Luke 24:1-11
The Women saw that the tomb was empty. They heard the words, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” Jesus’ resurrection into heaven and His visits to the apostles sparked amazing dedication and faith! Those moments are the ones that still make the Bible come alive today!
We invite the community to attend and also help us support Vista del Camino Recreation Center. They are a fundamental cornerstone of south Scottsdale. They strive to prevent homelessness and to assist residents in maintaining self-sufficiency during times of great need. Their Emergency Support Services may include, but are not limited to, assistance with rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, transportation needs, prescription costs, and other emergency expenses.
Families meet with City of Scottsdale staff, who work with the client to determine what assistance is needed and how best that need may be met. Requirements include income eligibility, City of Scottsdale residency, and documentation of need/crisis. They also work with the Scottsdale Unified School District to help students and families in crisis identified by school staff.
If you can help support these local Scottsdale Families, please help us to help them by donating here: https://www.nsumc.com/donate.html to the CHILDREN”S MISSION PROJECT (drop down button).
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church celebrates the love of God through Christ by having traditional Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. (DRIVE-IN) and 10:00 a.m (LIVE STREAMING). NSUMC offers adults ONLINE weekly Bible studies and choir. The church also offers Sunday school online lessons for ages 2 through 90. The following events are sponsored throughout the year; retreats, holiday festivals, turn-around trips, Vacation Bible School, book studies, mission trips and more. If you are interested in additional information about NSUMC or any of these events, please call the church office at (480) 948-0529, check out the websites www.nsumc.com, http://www.nsumckids.info/, https://www.facebook.com/NorthScottsdaleUMC, https://www.pinterest.com/nscottsdaleumc/ or visit them at 11735 North Scottsdale Road (just south of Cactus Road).
Journey to Easter Brochure
The brochure below will be be handed out to all vehicles that attend the event. It includes scripture and activities for children. You are invited to drive through this very inspirational event as you prepare for Easter Sunday!