WAXAHACHIE — Holy Week will offer a number of opportunities for worship, fellowship and spiritual renewal at Central Presbyterian Church, culminating with the Flowering of the Cross on Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, a time in the Christian year when believers reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross to give his life in love for the world.

The Gospels record Jesus entering Jerusalem in triumph, greeted by a palm-branch waving crowd that wants to crown him king. But as the story of the passion unfolds, their shouts of praise turn to demands for his crucifixion; he receives a crown of thorns as he is handed over to be mocked and killed.

Darkness turns to Light as Easter Sunday brings joyful, world-changing news: “He is Risen!”

This year, CPC will participate in the ancient church tradition of flowering a cross. Throughout Holy Week, a purple-draped cross will be in front of the church. Then on Easter Sunday, all are invited to gather and bring blooming flowers. Flowers may be placed on the cross during the Sunrise Service and throughout the day.