Join us for Holy Week

Olathe Congregation

Walk This Lonesome Valley

Holy Week, 2017


To truly walk with Christ during Holy Week, the special week encompassing Palm Sunday through Easter, is to experience a full range of emotions.  We invite you to journey with us, to “Walk This Lonesome Valley,” starting with a special Palm Sunday service and climaxing with a triumphant Easter morning celebration. 


Holy Week is an additional opportunity for us to be honest with ourselves in order to confront the woundedness that may be in our lives, and to be sufficiently vulnerable to the needless suffering that many around us may experience. This opens us up to recognizing our deeper calling as we remember Jesus chose a way of suffering to make God's peaceable reign on earth possible.


We will continue our Spiritual Practice of “Praying in Color” each Sunday turning our prayers into a visual expression of our walk through this Lonesome Valley.  A special time during each of the four services will be devoted to reflection of the call we experience through our response to Jesus Christ.  We will also continue extinguishing one of the Lenten Candles that illuminates our path to the cross.  As we visually walk this progressively darkening path, we will deepen our understanding of what it means to “Walk This Lonesome Valley.”



April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday Worship at 10:20 AM

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

Focus Scripture: Matthew 21: 1-11

Presider: Alice Nicholls

Speaker: Carol Nicholls


Let us celebrate as our King comes to us “…humble, and mounted on a donkey…”


April 13, 2017

Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 PM

“Into the Valley”

Focus Scripture: Matthew 26: 36-40

Presiders: Ray and Sidna Adams


Let us Walk This Lonesome Valley with Christ and hear his words “my time is near…”


April 15, 2017

Easter Eggstravaganza from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Planned by:  Laura Fogarty and Chelsea McCormick

Pancake Bar for dinner

Activities will include:  face painting, cross toss, bunny bowling, crafts, magic tricks, and Easter egg hunt

Bring your family and friends, there is no charge!


April 16, 2017

Easter Sunrise Service at 8:30 AM

‘The Empty Tomb”

Focus Scripture:  John 20:1-2

Presiders: Mike and Michelle Lundy


Let us celebrate as we hear the words of the angel, “He is not here; for he has been raised,…”


Easter Morning Breakfast at 9:30 AM

Cooks: Virgil and Leslie Goodin


Easter Morning Service at 10:15 AM

“Jesus Lives Again!”

Focus Scriptures: Matthew 28: 1 -10 & John 20: 1-18

Presider: Ron Trachsel

Speaker: Sara Tubbesing


Let us celebrate the risen Lord together.