Even after the biggest failures, 

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MARCH 31, 2024

Worship Services

7:30 AM

Sunrise Worship

Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School

Parking lot

835 Montgomery Lane, Maryville

8:15 am  

Traditional Easter Worship

Sanctuary (upper level)

10:30 am  

Traditional Easter Worship

Sanctuary (upper level)

10:30 am

Contemporary Easter Worship

Asbury Hall (gym, lower level) 

Easter Sunday at 1st United Methodist Church in Maryville offers everyone opportunities to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to see how that moment transformed the world and continues to offer hope for all.  As we come together we reflect on the power of God's love for us through the story of Easter. 

Whether you are a lifelong follower of Christ, are exploring faith for the first time, or simply seeking a place where you feel welcome, we invite you to experience Easter in Maryville. 

In the days leading up to Easter there is a roller coaster of emotion.  The story of Palm Sunday offers us images of jubilant crowds welcoming Jesus to Jerusalem, a scene we remember as we wave palm branches and the children process down the aisles.  Just days later the story becomes somber as  Jesus tells his disciples what is coming, his crucifixion and resurrection.  Sadness, denial and betrayal follow this news and ultimately there is grief as Jesus' followers see him die on a cross.  

On the third day Jesus arose and while some doubt still followed, the Resurrection reminds us to always look for God in our midst and to celebrate Jesus' triumph over death.  Thus begins a time of celebration, a season of hope and a time to learn how we can all share God's love with others. 

What do you hope for?

Scroll down for a closer look at what's happening during Easter, Holy Week and the Lenten Season.  You can also join the journey through the seasons of Lent and Easter with extra online activities through our social media channels.




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take the lenten

journey online

Our look at Peter’s faith journey will go well beyond Sunday mornings and the special services throughout the Lenten

Season. Whether you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you will find special “Wandering Heart” related content. We encourage you to comment, like and SHARE what you see. 


Find centering practices for the week along with daily questions about the week’s theme along with a link to a daily prayer. 


Find special visuals and elements helping you learn more about the weekly themes and more. 


Find a daily prayer following the weekly themes. 


Find more information on the weekly themes, the worship schedule and places to watch worship online. 

Digital Devotion Book

Looking for daily reminders and insight regarding the Wandering Heart theme for Lent?  If so, there is a digital devotion book available.  For access to it, please send an email to Communications@1stchurch.org with Lenten Devotion Book in the subject line. 


Our Grace for All podcast offers up a Lenten themed devotion for each day. And while these do not necessarily follow the “Wandering Heart” theme, the devotions do serve as a guide to help you on your Lenten faith journey. Find the episodes most everywhere you get your podcasts or click on the button below. 


Grace for All Episode Guide

lent events

(February 14th - March 23rd)

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