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  • SUNRISE SERVICE

    7:00 am

    Front Lawn of the Church

    As the sun comes up, news about the empty tomb where Jesus' body was laid begins to spread. The Easter celebrations at 1st UMC begin on the lawn of the church where you will gather to hear the "good news" and take communion.  This is a simple and brief service.

  • 8:15 am

    Traditional Worship

    Sanctuary (upper level)

    (The 8:15 and 10:30 am Traditional Worship Services both feature the same music and order of worship.  Both services fill up quickly, so you may want to come early to get a good seat.)


    Easter at 1st UMC is truly a special time.  A 60+ member choir, a full orchestra, and a pipe organ fill the Sanctuary with joyous music and the pastors deliever the Good News about the Resurrection of Christ.  


    It all begins with Christ Arose, a prelude with piano and trumpet.

    Later, the organ and orchestra (which includes violins, violas, cells and string bass, trumpets, trombones, French horn, tuba and timpani, present Thine Be the Glory.


    This is followed by Easter Festival a special anthem featuring the voices of the choir and the congregation.  The anthem segues into the opening hymn, Christ the Lord is Risen Today. 


    The final anthem, How Excellent Thy Name is a lenghty piece from George Friederich Handel proclaiming the greatness of our Lord, "Above all heavens, O King adored."



    There will be a shuttle running from BEHIND Maryville Junior High School

    to the Porte Cochere entrance of the church from 6:45 am to 12:15 pm. 

  • 10:30 am

    Contemporary Worship

    Asbury Hall (lower level)

    A lot of new and exciting things are happening in the Contemporary Worship Service.  We invite you to come and be part of the excitement on Easter morning with pre-worship music and fellowship starting at 10:15.  Come praise God and hear his good news with uplifting songs and the message that Christ is Risen, He is risen indeed!


    There will be a shuttle running from BEHIND Maryville Junior High School

    to the Porte Cochere entrance of the church from 6:45 am to 12:15 pm. 

  • 10:30 am

    Traditional Worship

    Sanctuary (upper level)

    (The 8:15 and 10:30 am Traditional Worship Services both feature the same music and order of worship. Both services fill up quickly, so you may want to come early to get a good seat.)


    Easter at 1st UMC is truly a special time. A 60+ member choir, a full orchestra, and a pipe organ fill the Sanctuary with joyous music and the pastors deliever the Good News about the Resurrection of Christ.

    It all begins with Christ Arose, a prelude with piano and trumpet. 

    Later, the organ and orchestra (which includes violins, violas, cells and string bass, trumpets, trombones, French horn, tuba and timpani, present Thine Be the Glory.


    This is followed by Easter Festival a special anthem featuring the voices of the choir and the congregation. The anthem segues into the opening hymn, Christ the Lord is Risen Today.


    The final anthem, How Excellent Thy Name is a lenghty piece from George Friederich Handel proclaiming the greatness of our Lord, "Above all heavens, O King adored."


    There will be a shuttle running from BEHIND Maryville Junior High School

    to the Porte Cochere entrance of the church from 6:45 am to 12:15 pm. 




The Message of EASTER!



  • Noonday Worship

    Monday, April 15th - 

    Thursday, April 18th

    Sanctuary (upper level)


  • Maundy Thursday

    Worship

    April 18th @7:00 pm

    Sanctuary (upper level)

    On this evening, we focus on the new commandment Jesus gives to 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 of Jesus.  


    *Childcare will be provided.

  • stations of the cross

    friday, april 19th

    9:00 am to 9:00 pm

    wesley hall

    On Good Friday there will NOT be a Noonday worship service. Instead you are invited to participate in The Stations of the Cross. This is an ancient meditative pilgrimage where one walks the Way of Sorrows with Jesus to his death on Calvary Hill.


    Depicted in twelve visuals, the Stations highlight pivotal moments in Jesus’ final hours. On Good Friday, The Stations of the Cross will be set up in Wesley Hall. A guidebook will be available with scripture lessons and prayers to help you contemplate the final hours of the life of Jesus.

  • GOOD FRIDAY

    APRIL 19TH

    7:00 PM

    ASBURY HALL (LOWER LEVEL)

    On Friday evening, we move from the intimate and private setting with the disciples to the very public and humiliating display of ‘justice’ before corrupt power. The story of the crucifixion is read and worshipers leave in darkness.


    It is a reminder of the hopelessness and finality that was surely sensed among our Lord’s followers. We return early on Easter morning at the sunrise service (7:00 am) to shout the Good News that Death and Hate and Fear are defeated!


    *Childcare will be provided.