Upcoming Holy Week Services Notes, March 20-27, 2016

Holy Week begins on Sunday, March 20th, with the Palm/Passion Sunday service at 10:00 AM and the Choir Festival at 7:00 PM, continues with the beautiful Maundy Thursday service on March 24th at 7:00 PM and concludes with two services on Easter morning, March 27th.  For more details, 

We start the Palm/Passion Sunday morning service with the wild enthusiasm of the palm waving crowds singing “Hosannah!” as Jesus rides into Jerusalem.   The children will distribute the palms to the congregation and we will sing All Glory, Laud and Honor and The Palms.  Then after the children go downstairs we will continue with the Passion story and follow Christ all the way to his crucifixion.  (We will read the Palm and Passion story from the gospel of Luke this year, starting in the 19th Chapter.)

We will have the first of a two part reflection on themes of “holding on and letting go” on Palm/Passion Sunday (click here to read it), the second part of the reflection coming on Easter, the 27th, at the 10 AM service.

There will be beautiful choral and organ pieces for both Palm/Passion Sunday and Easter.  For more information on the 7:00 PM Palm Sunday Choir Festival, click here.

The Maundy Thursday service will be on March 24th at 7:00 PM in our sanctuary.  It will be a joint service with Grace United Methodist Church.  To read more about it, click here.

We will join Grace Methodist again for an Easter Sunrise service at 7:00 AM at the Gazebo, which will be followed at 7:30 AM by a breakfast in their church.  Our main Easter service will be at 10:00 AM in our sanctuary with traditional joyous hymns and a spirit of pure celebration.  We will sing Alleluia! The Strife Is O’er, Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain and Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.  We will have a special refreshments time, to which you are invited to bring some of your favorite Easter treats to share!