Holy Week at First Church

Palm Sunday
March 20,  11:00 a.m., Morning Worship. 
(Service begins on the front lawn at 10:55 with 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 on the road to Jerusalem! Our Annual All-Church Palm Sunday Breakfast will be served in Margaret Jewett Hall at 10:00 a.m., before the procession.

Maundy Thursday
March 24,  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.  The service will be led in part by members of our youth group.  A ritual of foot washing will be offered for anyone who wishes to participate.

Good Friday
March 25,  7:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary
We lament the world's pain and injustice, and we honor the death of Jesus on the cross of shame.

Easter Sunday
March 27,  11:00 a.m., Morning Worship
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! We celebrate and rejoice in God’s gift of new life through the Resurrection of Jesus. 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.

Every Sunday 11 a.m. from September to June
10 a.m. in July and August

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