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the music of messages of

holy week

and easter 2018

easter  celebrations

Christ is risen, he is risen indeed!

Easter is a time of celebration.  1st UMC invites you to experience the joys of this special day as together we celebrate the risen Christ.

It all begins at sunrise with a special service on the front lawn of the church where people gather to be the first hearing the "good news".

From there, the celebrations move inside for 8:15 am and 10:30 am traditional worship services filled with the sounds of an orchestra, the chancel choir and a special Easter message.  Downstairs in Asbury Hall at the 10:30 Contemporary Worship service, praise God and his good news with uplifting songs and the good news that Christ is risen, he is risen indeed!

  • 7:00 am

    Sunrise Service

    Front Lawn of the Church

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  • 8:15 am

    Traditional Worship

    Sanctuary (upper level)

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  • 10:30 am

    Contemporary Worship

    Asbury Hall (lower level)

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  • 10:30 am

    Traditional Worship

    Sanctuary (upper level)

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holy week schedule


  • Holy Week

    Noonday Worship

    Monday March 26th

    through March 29th

    Sanctuary

    (upper level)

    Each day at noon, our speakers will be sharing what they have learned about God's faithfulness during troubling times and during suffering.  You will also be hearing portions of Isaiah's text that we call the "Song of the Suffering Servant"

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  • Maundy Thursday

    Worship

    March 29th @7:00 pm

    Sanctuary

    (upper level)

    On Maundy Thursday evening, we focus on the new commandment Jesus gives us to ‘love one another.’ The story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet is read and we share in ‘the Last Supper’ remembering these last moments before the trial and crucifixion.

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  • Stations of the Cross

    March 30th

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Wesley Hall

    (upper level)

    This is a come and go as you want event. Throughout Wesley Hall there will be stations set up with artwork where you can go and meditate as you observe

    Good Friday.

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  • Good Friday Worship

    March 30th @7:00 pm

    Asbury Hall

    (lower level)

    This somber service recalls the crucifixion of Jesus through a service of darkness (or Tenebrae). Rev. Sarah Slack and Terry Wilson will lead the service where everyone will meditate on Psalm 22. This will be an acoustic, quiet and reflective service. 

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MARCH 26TH

THROUGH

MARCH 30TH

And now begins Holy Week …


On the night of Maundy Thursday at 7:00 pm we hear again the story of the foot washing and focus on the words, “I give you a new commandment.” We also remember the “Last Supper” as we gather at the table. 


On Good Friday, there will not be a noonday service. You are invited to come during the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm to Wesley Hall to walk through the Stations of the Cross. There will be artwork and meditations. Come whenever is convenient for you and spend as much time as you need.


On the night of Good Friday, we will meet in Asbury Hall at 7:00 for our Service of Darkness (or Tenebrae). Rev. Sarah Slack and Terry Wilson will lead us as we meditate on Psalm 22.  This will be an acoustic, quiet, and reflective service.