Holy Week at First Church

Save the dates and gather with the First Church community to walk through the events of Holy Week together:

 

Palm Sunday:  April 14 @ 11:00 a.m., Multigenerational Morning Worship
Maundy Thursday Evening Worship:  April 18 @ 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Good Friday Evening Worship:  April 19 @ 7:30 p.m., Margaret Jewett Hall
Easter:  April 21 @ 11:00 a.m. Joyous, Multigenerational Morning Worship

 

Palm Sunday, April 14, 11:00 a.m., Morning Worship (begins on the front lawn at 10:55 with a procession into the Sanctuary.)

We remember Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. We greet him with a “parade” of young and old, waving palms and singing traditional songs, as we enter the Sanctuary to begin the Morning Worship service. Come join us as we make our way on the road with Jesus! Our Annual All-Church Palm Sunday Breakfast will be served in Margaret Jewett Hall at 10:00 a.m., before the procession.

Maundy Thursday, April 18,  7:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary  

We recall the new commandment Jesus gave his disciples, to love one another as he loved us. We remember his last meal with his friends by celebrating Holy Communion. And in a candle-lit, then darkened, Sanctuary we call to mind Jesus’ anguish and arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. We depart in silence.

Good Friday, April 19,  7:30 p.m., in Margaret Jewett Hall  

We gather to lament the world’s pain and injustice and to remember Jesus’ death on the cross. This year we will transform Margaret Jewett Hall into our worship space for this solemn service of reverence and remembrance.

Easter Sunday, April 21,  11:00 a.m. Morning Worship, in the Sanctuary  

Christ is Risen! We celebrate and rejoice in God’s gift of new life through the resurrection of Jesus. Join us in a multigenerational service of Easter Holy Communion, as with joy-filled worship and special music we lift up the good news that not even death can separate us from the love of God in Christ.

 

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