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Easter is one of our favorite times of the year. There’s lots of ham, sugar, time to spend with loved ones, and fun egg hunts. (Don’t you wish those were still for adults, too?) But more importantly, it's an exciting time for the church as we celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection.

What We Are Celebrating

If you think Christians don't celebrate, think again. Jesus turned water into wine, didn't He? The Easter season is a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for our sins and to glorify His victory over death. Palm Sunday and Good Friday are days to reflect, but on Easter Sunday we raise up our voices in exaltation! If you're not sure of the meaning behind the Easter season, here's the cliff notes:
Palm Sunday always falls one week before Easter. It marks the day Jesus entered Jerusalem. Many churches give out palm branches to represent the ones the crowd scattered before Jesus as He rode into the city.

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It signifies the day Jesus was crucified and died on the cross. It is a solemn day meant for meditating on our Savior's willingness to die for our sins.

Easter Sunday is always three days after Good Friday. Easter is a day of celebration! The stone has been rolled away and He is risen! On this day we proclaim our joy that Jesus rose from the grave to give us freedom from sin.
Whether you've celebrated Easter for years or this is your first time, we welcome you. The truth about Easter is that Jesus died for every single one of us. It doesn't matter if you're wearing your brand new Easter dress or a pair of old skinny jeans — you are encouraged to join us in observing Jesus' death and praising His resurrection.

Easter Services and Times

It can take a village to get the family to church on any old Sunday, much less on Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. At CornerstoneSF, we make it easy by giving you plenty of options. And let's be honest, the Apostles didn't stress about wearing their Sunday best, so you don't need to either. Come as you are to worship!

Over the Easter season, you can visit us for:

Good Friday

APRIL 19 at 12P
There’s no triumph over death without the cross. Join us at Mission for this tender service as we reflect on our Savior’s willingness to be broken so we could be made whole.

Easter Sunday

APRIL 21 at 11A
Just like Palm Sunday, come to Riordan for a live message and worship, or check out our Easter Musical at Mission at 9A or 11:30A.

"Come and See" Our Easter Sunday Church Musical at CornerstoneSF

If you read the King James Version of the Bible and find yourself thinking "hang on...what?" you'll love our live Easter musical. It's a celebration of Easter told through the lens of what may have happened if Jesus walked the modern streets of San Francisco. The same story of love, but without all the thee, thine, and thy.This original production called "Come and See" is written and performed by people within our church — special thanks to Vinny, our mastermind writer and director. It's a Broadway-style play without the price tag, and it's something your whole family will appreciate even after the Easter season ends.You have ten opportunities to come and see (*wink wink*) our free church musical at our Mission location, so there's no excuse for missing out on it:
Friday, April 12: 8P
Saturday, April 13: 5P and 7:30P
Sunday, April 14: 9A and 11:30A
Friday, April 19: 8P
Saturday, April 20: 5P and 7:30P
Sunday, April 21: 9A and 11:30A
Get Tickets

Did we mention it's free? You can experience what the life and times of Jesus would have been like in modern-day San Francisco — maybe he had trouble finding parking, too — at no cost! Get your tickets today through Eventbrite as shows will fill up fast. The day of, simply print your ticket or pull it up on your phone and you're in. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain, so be sure to arrive early if you have specific seating in mind.

We try to make getting to our Easter Musical as easy as possible. Our garage on 17th is always open. Plus, if you skipped your family egg hunt, you can always try hunting for parking spaces on the street. Or avoid the hassle all-together and take BART, Muni, or Uber.

Although Jesus loves kids, and we have to agree, we want to give our guests and performers the best experience during our Easter musical. We ask that all children under six head to our awesome Kid's Ministry or that the whole family goes to our Family Room to enjoy the show. We will keep the Family Room open for all performances, and the Kid's Ministry will stay open for all Sunday services.

Come to Cornerstone This Easter

Whether you're on the hunt for a place to celebrate our risen Lord or you just want to try something new this year, we hope you'll come to our Easter Sunday church play. If the arts aren't your thing, you can still join in worship at the Riordan campus. Cornerstone is a multi-ethnic, non-denominational, and multi-generational church and we welcome you! We look forward to meeting you and celebrating the reason for the season (it's not just for Christmas!).
Contact us or visit if you have questions or need more information.