PALM/PASSION SUNDAY - April 14
10:00 and 11:30 am
The rafters will ring with joyful Hosannas at the beginning of each service as we recreate the excitement of Jesus' ride into Jerusalem with a palm processional featuring the littlest among us. Jubilant songs will give way to somber, plaintive hymns in preparation for the journey into darkness that comes before the dawn of Easter.
MAUNDY THURSDAY - April 18
8:00 pm (Pre-service music at 7:30)
The Federated Choirs will be presenting a cantata "The Lenten Sketches" by Joseph Martin.Inspired by the life and message of Jesus Christ, artists in every medium have endeavored to capture the magnificence of Christ’s ministry among us. From poets and painters to singers and sculptors, the human spirit has long labored to convey through artistic expression the profound depths of faith.
“The Lenten Sketches” is a musical, oral and visual portrayal of some of the important scenes in the last days of Jesus’ life. According to the composer, the “sketches” are intended to “build a frame to cradle God’s Masterpiece of grace.” Narration and engravings by Gustave Doré (1832-1883) complement the music and help to portray the story. We hope you will plan to join us for this powerful worship service.
EASTER SERVICES - April 21
6:30 am—Easter Sunrise Service (at the Family Life Center on Rt. 306)
Led by our Senior High Youth Group (GROUP). Picture facing the rising sun in the east, as we sing together He is Risen. Picture concluding the worship service with a walk to the Labyrinth for morning prayers of resurrection and hope at the cross (weather permitting).
10:00 am—Family Worship Service (in the Sanctuary at at 76 Bell Street)
Bring your whole family and experience the joy that comes when we lean into God's re-creating power. Celebrate the resurrection through spoken word, brass choir, uplifting anthems to celebrate the excitement of the Easter story, a Hallelujah chorus sing-along, hymns, and the voices of our choir.
11:30 am—Family Worship Service (in the Sanctuary at at 76 Bell Street)
Share in the joy of the resurrection at our RISE to Shine service, where worship is Spirited, Relational, and Relevant. Join in the excitement of lively and spirited music led by our RISE to Shine band with brass quartet, the magnificence of the Bible’s Easter story, and the richness of a sermon that celebrate God’s wonder and grace. Great for the whole family!