HOLY WEEK EASTER EVENTS
AT WOODSIDE VILLAGE CHURCH
Remember the events in Jesus's life with us here at Woodside Village Church beginning on Sunday, March 29 which is Palm Sunday. Christ began his journey to the cross that day as he entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey. On Maundy Thursday (April 2) we will gather at 6:30 P.M. with our church family and friends in Guild Hall for a simple Passover dinner culminating in the Lord's Supper just as Jesus did with his disciples. Good Friday evening (April 3) the choir will present a musical entitled Wondrous Love at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary. Easter Sunday (April 5) will begin at the tomb with the women discovering that it is empty-Jesus is not there, He is risen! The choir and a brass ensemble will lead a very celebrative morning of worship! Following worship at approximately 10:45 A.M. there will be an Easter Egg hunt on the lawn for the children and a coffee cake brunch in Guild Hall for the adults. Our Sunday worship services are at 9:30 in the sanctuary with child care provided. Please join us-we love to share Christ resurrected!
- Palm Sunday, March 29 - Worship at 9:30 A.M. in the sanctuary
- Maundy Thursday, April 2 - 6:30 P.M. in Guild Hall: Passover meal with Jesus and the disciples
- Good Friday, April 3 - 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary, choir and readers present Wondrous Love by Lloyd Larson
- Easter Sunday, April 5 - Worship at 9:30 A.M. in the sanctuary, led by the choir and a brass ensemble;
- Easter Egg hunt at approximately 10:45 A.M. on the lawn for the children
- Brunch in Guild Hall following worship
PLEASE JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER!
Your community church, Woodside Village Church, located at 3154 Woodside Road in Woodside.
Meet the Rev. Ama Zenya
Interim Pastor Search Committee Report:
After much prayerful consideration over the last 4 months of 5 candidates, including review of credentials, contact with references, and face to face interviews, it is with joy in our hearts that we can report that the Holy Spirit has led Pastor Ama Zenya to us as our WVC Interim Pastor. She will begin her ministry with us March 31st. But Pastor Ama will be our preacher for Palm Sunday, March 29th.
Ama's bio and picture have been attached, but if you would like to learn more about Pastor Ama Zenya, type her name in your browser and you will read what she has done, her interests and as well you can listen to her past sermons at UCC Oakland, 2007.
Praise the Lord!
Pastor Ama Zenya is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and then received both a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Pacific School of Religion in California. She has been trained in Coaching and Church Revitalization by the Church Multiplication Training Center and in Leadership Development by the Gamaliel Foundation.
She grew up primarily in Kenya, East Africa, the daughter of a British-Kenyan father and an Irish-American mother. This background motivates her to nurture relationships of respect and love among people of all traditions and cultures, as well as with the earth itself. Pastor Ama has years of experience working with churches to deepen their fellowship and grow their capacity to serve the wider community. She brings a contagious, creative exuberance to her leadership, working with others to create ministries in which all participate. She lives in Oakland with her husband and two young sons.
Pastor Ama looks forward to joining with us at Woodside Village Church as we celebrate God's Love in worship and music, proclaim the Gospel in word and deed, and reach out to meet the needs of our members, our community and our world. Her life and leadership are rooted in the Spirit and teaching of Jesus Christ, who in John's gospel, says, "...I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
Welcome to YOUR Woodside Village Church!
Woodside Village Church Celebrates God's Love in both Worship and Music, Proclaims the Gospel in Words and Deeds, and Reaches out to Meet the Needs of our Members, our Community and Our World.
The Woodside Village Church is a community church that has been serving God since 1893. We support the proclamation of the Gospel, the celebration of the sacraments, and the education of the Christian faith and its values. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, we invite you to consider whether Christ is calling you to pledge your presence, your prayers, and your resources here.
Woodside Village Church
3154 Woodside Rd
Services + Sunday school
Sunday - 9:30 am (nursery care provided)
Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm