We invite you to worship with us during our Holy Week activities. From Palm Sunday through Easter, there are many events to help you grow closer to God.
Sunday, April 14 | 8:30, 9:45, 10:50 and 11 am
These powerful services begin with splendor and joy as we reenact Christ’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem by waving palms and proclaiming “Hosanna to the Son of David!” However, upon reading the account of Christ’s Passion from the Gospel of Matthew, our hearts will reverently turn as we are reminded of the events in the week ahead.
Easter Social & Egg Hunt | 11:30 am - 2 pm
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the empty lot to the northwest of the church at 11:30. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the delicious food trucks, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter bonnet contest, bounce house, games and more! Invite your friends and family to join you.
Holy Week Devotions
Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19 | 6:30 am
Early morning Holy Week devotionals have been a beloved tradition at First United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Each service lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes a homily, prayers and simple hymns. Coffee and breakfast items are provided and you may either enjoy them at the church or “on the go”.
Holy Week Breakfast
Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19 | 7 am
Breakfast will be provided in Wesley Hall each morning, after to daily devotions.
Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Thursday, April 18 | 7 pm
Maundy is an old English word that is derived from the Latin mandatum meaning “mandate”. At this service, we will hear Jesus’ mandate from the Gospel of John: “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” In response to those sacred words, our clergy will offer foot washing to those who feel so moved. We will also commemorate the Last Supper by sharing in Holy Communion, which further binds us in love as a community. Rev. Samuel Powers will preach and music will be led by soloists and organ.
Good Friday Worship Service
Friday, April 19 | 7 pm
More information soon to come!
Easter Sunday Worship Services
Sunday, April 21 | 7, 8:30, 9:45, 10:50 and 11 am
Christ is risen! Alleluia! Join us to worship and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at any of three triumphant services in the Sanctuary or at 10:50 in Wesley Hall. Music is provided by the Adult Choir at 8:30 & 9:45 and the Chorister Children’s Choir and Adult Choir at 11:00a.m. The Hurd Street Band will lead the 10:50 service. Each service includes a sermon by Rev. Samuel Powers.
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