EASTER Worship | Celebration Brunch

Jesus Christ is RISEN indeed! Alleluia!!! Come celebrate with our church family as we join the Heavenly Host in worshipping our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in power and might for all He has done and continues to do!

Contemporary [SonLight] Worship* 9am
Celebration Brunch 9:45am, Fellowship Hall [Main Building, Lower-level]
Traditional Worship* 10:45am

A nursery [5 years-old and under] is available during worship and includes a Sunday School lesson at 9:45am.

*Communion is offered every week during the Contemporary Worship at approximately 9:30am [all are welcome to come to the Sanctuary at 9:30am to be served communion, regardless if you attend the full Contemporary Worship service]; Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month during the Traditional Worship.

Maundy Thursday Service

You and your family are invited to join us for this service in solemn rememberance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice to save us (humanity) from our sin, given freely for all who believe in Him.

Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). This is why services on this night generally include the washing of feet or other acts of physical care as an integral part of the celebration.

While John’s gospel does not record the institution of the Lord’s Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. Christians therefore keep this night with celebrations both at the basin (footwashing) and at the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion).

Ash Wednesday Service

We invite you and your family to join us for this powerful service as we mark the beginning of our journey through Lent, preparing our hearts and minds to remember Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection.  You will find a brief explanation of Ash Wednesday and Lent below.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

During our Ash Wednesday service, Pastor Doyle will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.

It is traditional to save the palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday service to burn to produce ashes for this service. The ash cross on the forehead is an outward sign of our sorrow and repentance for sins.

— Adapted from The United Methodist Book of Worship