Holy Week – Sunday, March 24 to Sunday, March 31
During Holy Week, we recount the final events in the life of Jesus, ending with his execution for proclaiming a radical message inviting all to live God’s dream of a Kingdom where forgiveness, compassion, and self-giving replace the ways of judgment, power, and division.
Palm Sunday Service – Sunday, March 24, 10am. Before the service we gather outside the sanctuary around a giant street-puppet of Jesus. To remember Jesus’ triumphant march into Jerusalem on the final week of his life, the young people follow behind Jesus leading us in a procession around the youth building, up the sidewalk, and into the sanctuary to continue our worship service.
Maundy Thursday Service – Thursday, March 28, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary. Come and celebrate Jesus’ institution of a special meal to help us connect to God and each other in one Spirit, and a ritual of foot washing to help us remember Jesus’ command to love one another. Pre-worship Taize music begins at 7pm.
Good Friday Meditation with Labyrinth – Friday, March 29, 12 pm – 3 pm. This outdoor walking meditation will help you to enter Jesus’ spirit of self-giving during the hours in which we remember his crucifixion and death.
Multi-Church Good Friday Noontime Service – Friday, March 29, 12:15pm, First United Methodist Church, 16th and I Sts. Several area churches remember the story of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion.
Good Friday Candelight Tenebrae Service – Friday, March 29, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary. In this dramatic candle-light service that ends in darkness, we reflect on the story of Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death on a cross. Several local churches will participate with us in this service, joining our choir for special music.
Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, March 31, 6:30 am, Church front lawn. This simple service led by Sandy Sample celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and resurrection in our own lives.
Easter Sunday Service – Sunday, March 31, 10 am, Sanctuary. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with joyful music and praise. Easter Egg Hunt for children, following the service