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Holy Week at First Presbyterian

Posted: 03/07/2019

Wherever you happen to be, we want to invite you to spend Holy Week with us. With multiple services, our hope is that you would connect with us, celebrate with us and have a great experience with your family and friends! Holy week is filled with sacred prayer and worship in anticipation of the celebration of our Savior's resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019 at 10 am
No Sunday School

Our annual Palm Sunday festival is April 14, at 10 am with our procession around North Boulevard. A jam-packed combined worship service occurs after the procession. 

Egg hunts, small animal petting "zoo," bungee jumping, pony rides, facepainting and a balloon artist for the children will follow worship. You'll want to dress casual for Palm Sunday. Save your fancy attire for Easter.
 
We'll have crawfish for lunch: $10 per person or $40 max per family. Hotdogs will be available for the children. 
 
Egg Hunt Details. Children’s Ministry will provide the Easter eggs. Please bring an Easter basket for each child. The Easter egg hunt will take place in our terraced garden and is for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Children in Kindergarten and under will hunt for eggs with their class during the worship service. Our Quest Kids (4th and 5th grade) get to help hide eggs during service! Please contact Kendra Bremer if your 4th or 5th grader would like to help hide eggs.
 
Can't make it in person? We have you covered! First Presbyterian will be streaming live.
 
 
 

Maundy Thursday

April 18, 2019 at 7 pm
 
We observe the Thursday before Easter, April 18, as a sacred day, remembering that Jesus initiated the sacrament of communion on that night, and washed his disciples’ feet, giving them the commandment to treat each other the same way. (That’s why it’s called Maundy Thursday from the Latin word for mandate, or command). Our service includes a very quiet communion, the dramatic retelling of the passion narrative and a visit in silence to the garden where the entombment of the body of Jesus will be reenacted. As the stone is rolled across the tomb, we sing “Were You There?” It’s a very moving moment. This also sets up the particular joy of meeting in the same place at sunrise on Easter. This service is suitable for children elementary school aged. Childcare is available for ages 5 and younger.
 
 

Sitting with the Darkness Holy Saturday Worship

April 20, 2019 at 11 am
Dunham Chapel

Jesus plunged farther, died deeper, was crushed finer than we can imagine on Holy Saturday. Join us at 11 am in Dunham Chapel for this Holy Saturday service,
 

Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019
Services: 6.30, 9 and 11 am
Sunday School classes will meet as usual.
 
We gather around the stone rolled away in the garden at 6.30 am for a brief service followed by breakfast. Then we have two festive worship services in the Sanctuary at 9 and 11. 
 
If rain, the sunrise service will meet in the Dunham Chapel.
 
We look forward eagerly to the sweet joy of keeping Holy Week and Easter with you!
 
Can't make it in person? We have you covered! First Presbyterian will be streaming live the 9 am and 11 am services.
 

 

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