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Holy Week Worship (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter)

Posted: 03/09/2023

April 2, 2023 at 10 am 

We joyfully welcome back our annual Palm Sunday festival on April 2. The congregation will process around North Boulevard promptly at 10 am followed by a combined worship celebration in the Sanctuary. Join us for a crawfish boil lunch after worship with fun activities for the children: egg hunts (further details below), face painting, a balloon artist and a petting zoo. Casual dress is encouraged. Overflow parking will be available in the Old Governor's Mansion lot on North Blvd.  
Early Bird Special Crawfish Pricing:
Through Sunday, March 26: 13 and older, $10 per person. 12 and younger, $5 per person. 
Monday, March 27: 13 and older, $15 per person. 12 and younger, $10 per person. 
Egg Hunt Details: 
Children’s Ministry will provide Easter eggs. Please bring an Easter basket for each child. 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders will hunt for eggs during the service in the Terraced Garden. Children in 4th and 5th grades will help hide eggs for the younger children. They may leave worship 15 minutes early and meet in the Terraced Garden. 
April 6, 2023 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary
On Holy Thursday, April 6 at 7 pm, we will move through the passion story with a feast of visual, musical and spoken offerings. We’ll stop along the way to the cross to ponder six magnificent paintings, vividly displayed on our high definition screens. We’ll have communion, extinguish candles and conclude quietly at the garden tomb. Together, we can viscerally experience the passion at a new level. 
April 9, 2023
We gather around the empty tomb in the Terraced Garden April 9 for a brief sunrise service at 6.30 am followed by breakfast. We will also have two festive worship services in the Sanctuary at 9 am and 11 am. If rain, the sunrise service will meet in Dunham Chapel. Sunday school classes will meet as usual. Don't forget to bring fresh flowers to decorate our Easter cross which will be on North Boulevard.
6.30 am Sunrise Worship in the Terraced Garden
9 am Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary
11 am Classic Reformed Worship in the Sanctuary
10.10 am Sunday School
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