Lenten Lollapalooza for our church school children
On Palm Sunday, April 2 our Faith Formation Director and the FFaYM team will be hosting a Lenten Lollapalooza for the children during church school time in Fellowship Hall. There will be a special craft that the children will be sharing with the congregation on Easter Sunday as well as palm cross making and treats! All children are welcome! We hope that families are able to come to church that Sunday so that the children can participate in this fun event.
Palm Sunday Worship
Join us Sunday, April 2 at 10 am for the festal service of Palm Sunday with Communion and Procession to the Prayer Garden. This year’s service will commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem and usher us into Holy Week. Music will be offered by the Adult Choir, and the Sing and Celebrate Children’s Choir led by Kate Colby and Matthew Marion. We will also be joined by guest musicians Greenwich Bay Brass ensemble. The service will culminate with a dismissal and procession to the Prayer Garden to plant our Lenten Seed Paper Prayers. This service invites the congregation into Holy Week marking seven holy days until Easter.
Holy Week Morning Meditations
Once again, Rev. Dale Azevedo will be hosting weekday morning meditations during holy week. These meditations will take place in the church library from Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, beginning at 7 am. Each morning will consist of a few brief prayers, a Bible reading, some silence, and perhaps a short reflection. They will last approximately 20-25 minutes. If you are looking for a special meaningful way to begin each day during Holy Week, consider joining Dale and others in this Lenten practice.
Maundy Thursday service
On Maundy Thursday, April 6 all are invited to join the clergy and deacons at 7 pm in the Sanctuary for this service in which they celebrate communion, then read the story of the Passion with the extinguishing of candles in the traditional Service of Tenebrae. This is a particularly meaningful way to prepare for Good Friday and Easter. All are welcome.
Good Friday Labyrinth Walk
The church labyrinth will be open from sunrise to sunset on Good Friday, April 7. At noon, Rev. Racquel Ray will lead a brief prayer service at the labyrinth which is located behind the education building, just below the terrace. All are welcome.
Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service
All are invited to this outdoor Ecumenical Easter Sunrise service with Communion, held jointly with St. James Lutheran Church. The service will be at 6 am on Easter Sunday, April 9 at Osamequin Point which is located 1.1 miles north of the church on the Wampanoag Trail (Route 114).
Easter Sunday Service in the Sanctuary
All are invited to our 10 am service on Easter Sunday, April 9. The sanctuary will be decorated with spring flowers and the service will include preaching by the Rev. Dale Azevedo, a children’s message, and music from the organ and choir. Come celebrate Christ’s resurrection with us! Following the service there will be a Coffee Hour and an Easter Egg Hunt (see below).
Easter Egg Hunt
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children in the lower elementary grades will take place after the 10 am Easter Service. Children are asked to gather in Fellowship Hall following the service from where they will be sent out by age (youngest first) to hunt for eggs outside. Bring a basket! All are welcome. There will also be coffee hour in Fellowship Hall following the service.