Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023

Worship Service starts at 11am. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt immediately following worship service. We will then follow the Easter Egg Hunt with a Potluck Fellowship Lunch.

The name (Palm Sunday) comes from a story in the Bible in which Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem. Prior to this event, Jesus and his friends roamed the countryside teaching and performing miracles, gaining a lot of recognition. The people of Jerusalem were super-excited that Jesus was coming to their city to celebrate a big religious festival. In their excitement, the people grabbed palm branches to wave around and threw their cloaks before Jesus on the road. https://www.umc.org/en/content/what-is-palm-sunday

Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023

Maundy Thursday worship services will start at 6pm.

Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.”

As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). This is why services on this night generally include the washing of feet or other acts of physical care as an integral part of the celebration.

While John’s gospel does not record the institution of the Lord’s Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. This is why Christians have traditionally observed this night both at the basin (footwashing) and at the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion). https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-what-is-maundy-thursday

Good Friday, April 7, 2023

Good Friday worship services will start at 6pm.

The Friday before Easter on which the crucifixion of Jesus is remembered. Good Friday services focus upon prayer and reflection on the death of Christ and penance and special devotion for the believer.https://www.umc.org/en/content/glossary-good-friday

Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023

Easter Sunday worship services will start at 11am.

He is risen, indeed! Join us to celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.