Holy Week and Easter

Experience the Passion of Christ!

Palm Sunday

March 28th
8:30 AM - Outdoor Service
11:00 AM - Indoor & Livestream Service

REGISTER TO ATTEND, 11AM

We are looking forward to a wonderful morning of worship this Palm Sunday! We will celebrate with our palm processional, representing Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

The Sunday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion.

3:00 PM - Egg Hunt

Come and BYO Baskets and join in on a traditional egg hunt on the North Lawn.  Be sure and come a little bit early, so the kids can all start together on time!

Maundy Thursday

April 1st at 5:30-7:30 PM

For this year's Maundy Thursday service, we will do something new.  It is an outdoor self-paced event for families & small groups to experience the Passion of Holy Week in a personal way.  Please come "as you are" between the hours of 5:30pm and 7:30pm, on the North Lawn.  You may come and go as you wish.

Wear your masks, and bring your smart device, silenced.  We will share with you as you get closer to the date about how you will be using your smart device for this event.  There will be seven stations to walk through and experience, at your own pace.

Good Friday

April 2nd at 7:00 PM - Indoor & Livestream

REGISTER TO ATTEND

This Tenebrae service commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Golgotha. Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ's suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ's passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous event. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ's suffering and death.

Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

REGISTER TO ATTEND

April 4th
7:00 AM - Sunrise Outdoor Service*
8:30 AM - Outdoor Service
11:00 AM - Indoor & Livestream Service

*held indoor if inclement weather

PURCHASE AN EASTER LILY

Honor your loved ones while decorating the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday.
$16 per plant
On sale March 18-28

All proceeds support the children of our church and community.

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Palm Sunday

March 28th at 8:30 & 11:00 AM

We are looking forward to a wonderful morning of worship this Palm Sunday! We will celebrate with our palm processional, representing Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

The Sunday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion.

3:00 PM - Egg Hunt

Come and BYO Baskets and join in on a traditional egg hunt on the North Lawn on Palm Sunday, March 28, at 3pm.  Be sure and come a little bit early, so the kids can all start together on time!

Join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, rain or shine. Bring kids of all ages to participate in the egg hunt on the North Lawn and enjoy other fun activities. Egg hunt is for ages 5th grade and younger. Event will be inside if it rains. To help supply eggs for all participants, please drop off candy at church in the foyer. Look for the collection basket at the Welcome Desk.

Maundy Thursday

April 1st at 7:00 PM

On Holy or Maundy* Thursday evening we offer a traditional service of Holy Communion including “the stripping of the church” in preparation for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. In contrast to the joy of Easter morning when we worship our risen Savior, the Maundy Thursday service is solemn, marked by the shadow of Jesus' betrayal.

What Does “Maundy” Mean?  – Derived from the Latin word mandatum (i.e. mandate), meaning “commandment,” Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice.

Come, Experience the Passion of Christ!

March 28th at 8:30 & 11:00 AM

We are looking forward to a wonderful morning of worship this Palm Sunday! We will celebrate with our palm processional, representing Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

The Sunday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion.

3:00 PM - Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, rain or shine. Bring kids of all ages to participate in the egg hunt on the North Lawn and enjoy other fun activities. Egg hunt is for ages 5th grade and younger. Event will be inside if it rains. To help supply eggs for all participants, please drop off candy at church in the foyer. Look for the collection basket at the Welcome Desk.

 

April 1st at 7:00 PM

On Holy or Maundy* Thursday evening we offer a traditional service of Holy Communion including “the stripping of the church” in preparation for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. In contrast to the joy of Easter morning when we worship our risen Savior, the Maundy Thursday service is solemn, marked by the shadow of Jesus' betrayal.

What Does “Maundy” Mean?  – Derived from the Latin word mandatum (i.e. mandate), meaning “commandment,” Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice.

 

April 2nd at 7:00 PM

First United Methodist Church The Colony presents the Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta with soloists, choir and orchestra on Good Friday, the day commemorating the Crucifixion of Christ.

From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow and penance, and Christians have gathered together to remember this day, listening to the passion story. The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross are seven sayings uttered by Jesus between his crucifixion and death at Calvary as recorded in the four Canonical Gospels. Many composers have been inspired by these texts and have set them to music since 1500.

Trotta’s seven-movement choral journey through the Passion will be a meaningful opportunity to think about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as we share this special service with the people in our community.

 

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

April 4th
7:00 AM - Sunrise service on the North Lawn with music and sunrise message.
8:30 & 11:00 AM - Traditional Easter services with music and special message.

Easter Lily Purchasing

Honor your loved ones while decorating the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday. Cost is $12 per plant, order deadline is 4 weeks before Easter. All proceeds will support retreats and church activities for the children of our church and community. Order forms are available in the Sunday services bulletin or contact us.