A Holy Week

Posted by Eric Hoheisel, Senior Pastor on Sunday, March 24, 2013
Holy week begins with a Palm Sunday parade and takes us through the drama of Jesus’s last week in Jerusalem.  It is sometimes called “Passion Week” because it was the intense, driving and overwhelmingly passionate love of Jesus that ultimately brought the Kingdom of God into being on the cross.  We will explore this theme of love at our Maundy Thursday Communion and foot-washing service and at our Good Friday service (both at 7pm) this week.  One of the harder lessons that we have to learn about following Jesus, is that his footsteps will take us on a path of suffering, and ultimately, will lead to death….and most of us don’t want to die.  But if we will go his way….we will find a love and a life that is stronger than death.


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Meet Our Sr. Pastor


Rev. Eric Hoheisel Rev. Eric Hoheisel is the Pastor of the Oaklyn Baptist Church in Oaklyn, NJ, and is a past moderator of the Greater Delaware Valley Association of the American Baptist Churches of NJ. Previously he served as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jamestown, Ohio, and as an Interim Pastor at Washington Community Fellowship, Washington D.C. Pastor Hoheisel is a 1995 graduate of Eastern Baptist Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) and a 1984 graduate of Wittenberg University (Ohio). Prior to his service as Pastor, Rev. Hoheisel served as Executive Director of Love & Action, a Christian ministry to men, women and children with HIV/AIDS (1990-1992). There he developed and conducted educational seminars and workshops for churches and helped coordinate a national network of like-minded ministries. From 1987-1990 he worked in Washington D.C. doing urban mission work through Youth with a Mission. At the time he also served on a steering committee for the Congressional Staff Fellowship. Prior to entering ministry, Eric was a Senior Consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in the area of Telecommunications Policy. Pastor Hoheisel has two sons, Will and Luke. His wife, Jennifer, is a Professor of Philosophy at Camden County College. Rev. Hoheisel has a special heart for prayer and spiritual formation issues. He also greatly enjoys finding the connections between spirituality and the fine arts. Pastor Eric conducts a five session workshop on prayer. For more information on this workshop, please contact the church office.

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