Community Church has recently been called “the friendly church” and is honored to live up to that title. In a spirit of welcome, Community Church extends an invitation to the Leisure World community to join with them in events leading up to Easter. On Palm Sunday, April 10, at 9:50 a.m., the worship service will begin with a palm branch processional. A special Maundy Thursday service will be offered on April 14 at 11 a.m., which will include a Mediterranean lunch and ceremonial hand washing. The meal, reflective of the area where the Last Supper took place, will include chicken kabobs, lavosh (Mediterranean bread), hummus and olives. People can RSVP to the church office at (562) 431-2503. An offering will be taken to cover the cost of the food. The annual Interfaith Good Friday Service will be held in the Amphitheater on April 15 at noon. Pastor Johan Dodge will offer the last word of Christ, “Into your hands, I commit my spirit.” Finally, on Easter Sunday, April 17, people are encouraged to come to worship with cut flowers from their garden. The cross on the patio will be arrayed in the flowers from the community. Easter lilies, purchased by the Community Church and the Korean Community Church congregations, will beautify the altar. An Easter -hemed fellowship will follow the service.
Online worship will continue for those who cannot attend in person on Facebook @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook can join via Zoom by calling the church office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who are in need without another way to address it can call the church office at (562) 431-2503.