Palm Sunday - March 25
Worship at 8:45am (Open Door in lower level) and 11:00am in the sanctuary
The beginning of Holy Week is when we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Join us at worship as we sing festive hymns and enjoy special music during this service.
Sunday School: 9:45am. Childcare available (infants - age 3): 8:30am-12:15pm
Will children be with you at worship? All children are invited to gather before the services to receive palms. Children at the 8:45am Open Door service will meet in the worship space, and those at 11:00am service will meet before the service in the narthex (back entrance of the church) to receive palms and join the opening processional with the choir and ministers. This is a reenactment of the palm branches the crowd scattered and waved in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday – March 29
Worship at 7:00pm in the sanctuary
The word “Maundy” is an Anglo-French word derived from the Latin “mandatum,” which means “commandment.” It refers to when Jesus shared a meal with his disciples, his Last Supper, and said to them: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. (John 13:34, NRSV)
Our Maundy Thursday worship service will include Holy Communion and musical leadership by the Chancel Choir. The service will focus on a dramatic reading of the passion narrative of Mark. Join us as we prayerfully respond to the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. And join us at the table as we remember the meal that Jesus provided for his disciples on the night before his death.
Childcare available (infants - grade 2)
Good Friday – March 30
No service at First Presbyterian.
Good Friday refers to the tragic day when Jesus was crucified. It has been called ‘Good’ Friday because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin and the celebration of Easter, the very pinnacle of Christian celebrations.
Easter Sunday - April 1
Worship at 8:45am and 11:00am in the sanctuary
Easter Sunday (the festival of the Resurrection of the Lord) is the center of the Christian year. On this occasion the church joyfully proclaims the good news that is at the very heart of the gospel: that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. The faith we claim and the life we live depend on the affirmation, celebration, and proclamation of Christ’s resurrection.
Arrive early to get your seating and to hear the extended organ prelude and a special brass ensemble along with the full Chancel Choir. The congregation will have the opportunity to sing the Easter anthem from Handel’s Messiah.
No Sunday School classes on Easter. Childcare available (infants - age 3). Children's church (age 4 - grade 1) after Children's sermon in the sanctuary.