Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday, March 25th

8:30 a.m. Early Worship – in the Chapel
9:30 a.m. Contemporary Praise & Worship Celebrating our Lord’s triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy Week.
11:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship With processions of praise and the great hymns of the season we remember Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem and the greeting that he received from the children and those who placed palms in his path.
7:00 p.m. Palm Sunday Concert – Presented by the Adult Choir & Friends.

Wednesday, March 28th

6:30 p.m. Live Passion – Come and experience 10 live Stations of the Cross with narrators & music. Remember the path that Jesus walked for you. Please arrive at Fellowship Hall to begin your journey.  Be Blessed!

Presented by: Jr. & Sr. High Youth of First United Methodist Church

Holy Thursday, March 29th

7:00 p.m.We will celebrate the Last Supper of our Lord in remembrance of Him who broke the bread and shared the cup of communion with His disciples in the Upper Room. Service takes place in the Sanctuary.

Good Friday, March 30th

7:00 a.m. Good Friday Breakfast
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross
– Come to the Sanctuary and spend some time at each station meditating on the pathway of Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice. It is by walking this way with Him that we may come to share in the glorious victory of His resurrection.
Noon: A three-hour service on the words of Jesus on the cross, with clergy from the area churches. Jesus on the cross, with clergy from area churches. Our pastoral intern, Meg Gaston, will be speaking on one of the words.  Trinity Episcopal, corner of Church & Main Street, Moorestown.
7:00 p.m. A Tenebrae (meaning “shadow”) Service that uses the lighting and extinguishing of candles, music, scripture and dance to dramatize the fading Light of the World with the death of Christ on the Cross.

Holy Saturday, March 31st

3:00 p.m. The Seven Last Words of Christ – Haydn String Quartet, Op.51 – a time of thoughtful reflection on the last words of Christ on the cross. In the Chapel

Easter Vigil, March 31st

5:30 p. m. Worship Service – A 13 – year tradition, this service of waiting and hope is powerful preparation for Easter morning.

Easter Morning, April 1st

6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service – Start the Day of Resurrection by gathering in the courtyard in a traditional sunrise service, anticipating the joy of the resurrection. We will adjourn afterward to Fellowship Hall for a continental breakfast. All are welcome.
8:15 a.m. Early Praise and Worship – Come to the Sanctuary, 15 minutes earlier than usual, to celebrate Easter. Begin with praise songs and end with the Hallelujah Chorus led by our Adult Choir.
9:30 a.m. Easter Praise and Worship – The walls will resound in this service of contemporary praise in celebration of Easter. We meet as usual in the Sanctuary.
11:00 a.m. Easter Worship – Enriched with the music of a brass choir, the music of our Adult Choir, and the joyful singing of the timeless hymns of Easter. Also meets in the Sanctuary.