Maundy Thursday Service, April 18, 7:00 PM

Maundy Thursday is celebrated as the day Jesus celebrated His final Passover with His disciples.  It was on this Thursday of Christ’s final week before being crucified and resurrected that He said these words to his disciples:  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34).  Jesus raised the definition of love to a new and higher standard by sacrificially meeting His followers’ deepest need—that of new spiritual life and the forgiveness of sins.

The Bible says that there was nothing attractive about sinful mankind that drew Him to love us. God loved us while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8). Salvation is not only a wonderful gift that protects us from the penalty that we deserve (Romans 6:23), the work of Christ also imbues new life, grants spiritual strength, and motivates godly action in those who believe.

YOU are invited to join us for this special celebration, remembering our Savior’s final words to His followers — and us — before His crucifixion.  For more information, please contact the church at 763-420-7804.

Celebrate the Resurrection with MapleRidge on Easter Sunday, April 21!

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” (1 Peter 1:3)

And THAT is what Easter is really all about.  Because He lives, we who know Jesus personally will also live forever.  What a thing to celebrate!

Please join us for this wonderful celebration of life during both our 9:00 & 10:45 AM services.  Questions?  Contact our church office at 763-420-7804.

Join MapleRidge for “Marriage Night” on Friday, May 17!

On Friday, May 17, come to MapleRidge and enjoy a special couples dinner and then with us join thousands of couples in churches around the country for a one-night livestream experience.  Laugh and learn with your spouse as you hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God in your marriage.  Register to join us here.

SPEAKERS

Francis & Lisa Chan

Francis is the best-selling author of Crazy Love and Forgotten God and a church planter in San Francisco.  Lisa is a speaker and host of the True Beauty series.  Together, Francis and Lisa are co-authors of You and Me Forever.

Les & Leslie Parrott

New York Times best-selling authors and marriage experts, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are founders for the Center of Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University.  Their best-selling books include Love Talk and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts.

Michael Jr., Comedian

Michael Jr. has been featured on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central.  He’s a passionate Christian with a stand-up style for all ages.  He has earned a reputation as one of the best comics performing today.