HOLY WEEK & EASTER @ SRVUMC
Easter approaches, the most significant holiday of the Christian year. The resurrection of Jesus Christ, which we celebrate on Easter, reminds us that God’s coming into the world has the power—then and now—to change life, and to change our lives. Quite literally, it empowers our own experiences of resurrection.
As we have traveled together this Lent toward Easter, we have been studying and speaking of our own pilgrimage, following the journey of Jesus’ life. What we hope for as we see Jesus more clearly, is our own transformation, our becoming the fully-alive people God intends us to be.
We welcome you as we mark the events of Jesus' journey during Holy Week and celebrate that identity and the power of God to bring new life by re-committing ourselves this Easter. Our entire Easter offering will be directed to six mission ministries this congregation has helped sustain with an investment of volunteer time and financial support. This Easter season, we renew our commitments to these organizations, just as we feel our own lives renewed by the message of Easter.
Holy Week Services & Events
Palm Sunday Worship, April 13 - 9 & 10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday school meets at 10:45 a.m. after the Palm Processional. Brunch & Egg Hunt following the 2nd Service. Bring a brunch dish to share and a basket for collecting eggs. Brunch in Wesley Center, Egg Hunt in the Courtyard.
Maundy Thursday Drama & Communion - April 17, 7 pm, Wesley Center
A dramatic portrayal of the characters who shared Jesus' last week.
Good Friday Service - April 18, 7 pm, Sanctuary
Our Good Friday worship will feature the outline of a Tenebrae Service, including the reading of the passion narrative of John's Gospel and the lighting and extinguishing of candles. This service will be highlighted by both the hymns and anthems that provide the backdrop for Jesus' journey to the cross.
Easter Sunday Services
Easter Sunday, April 20, 6:30, 8, 9:30 & 11 am, Sanctuary
6:30 am, Easter Sunrise service will be a casual service held in the Courtyard (weather permitting), featuring the Living Water Band, and Youth and Bros Bells choirs.
8 & 9:30 am, Traditional worship with beautiful music, children's message and children's choirs, and Hallelujah Chorus (9:30 service). Be sure to stop by the Children's table in the Courtyard after worship for a quick, take-home spring craft.
11 am, Traditional worship featuring beautiful music and celebration of baptism. Be sure to stop by the Children's table in the Courtyard after worship for a quick, take-home spring craft.
Childcare provided during the 8, 9:30 and 11 am worship services in the Children's Building, downstairs
Seniors Luncheons & Potlucks
Lunch with Friends, Noon in Wesley Center
Lunch with Friends is a home-cooked, sit-down meal served in Wesley Center on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Tables are set with fresh flowers and surrounded by friendly, interesting people, enjoying delicious food! Plan to join us and bring a friend. Click here for a current schedule. Contact the church office to reserve your spot.
Adventuresome Seniors Potluck, Noon in Wesley Center
Adventuresome Seniors get together on the last Tuesday of each month for a potluck and program. Bring a dish to share and join us for a delicious lunch and wonderful fellowship. Please contact the church office to let us know you're coming.