Holy Week Services

Sat Apr 8

A Lenten Concert
Schubert’s Mass in G
Soloists: Moira Greyland-Peat and Chris Mathews with String Quartet
Haydn’s Organ Concerto in C Chris Brunt
Mozart’s Gloria in Excelsis-Twelfth Mass Chancel Choir & Allen Symphony Chorus

Under the direction of Rev. Rusty King

Sun Apr 9

Palm Sunday

More than a Parade”
Rev. Todd Harris, preaching
8:15am 9:30am 11:00am
Women In Missions Palm Sunday Bake Sale 9:00am-12:00pm

On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem with a celebration service complete with waving palm branches and special joyful music.
As a special treat, our Women in Mission host their annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale in the North Hallway
with all proceeds benefiting scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students.

Wed Apr 12

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING WILL NOT MEET.

Thu Apr 13

SEDER MEAL. 6:00pm. Gym.

On Maundy Thursday, we are reminded of the importance of the Seder in the life of Jesus and His disciples. Come together with your church family as we learn the biblical meaning of the Seder Meal and share a home-cooked meal. Menu: Seder sampler, chicken pasta, and salad. Love offering accepted.

WORSHIP & COMMUNION. 7:00pm. Sanctuary.

From the Seder observance, we will move into the sanctuary where we will once again tell the story of three important events that happened on that night.  First, as Jesus washed the feet of the disciples, he reminded each of them to be servant to others.  This continues to be our calling today. Second, Jesus shared the Seder with his disciples.  He commanded them to share communion in remembrance of him and mandated them that they are sent from communion to love.  Third, we experience what happened to Jesus and the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane when  Jesus prayed “Not my will but thine be done.” He was then betrayed by Judas with a kiss and arrested by the Roman guard.

Our Project Praise children’s choir and DARING youth choir lead the music together in this service.  They will sing the haunting “A Lenten Love Song.”

Nursery is open for children in pre-K and younger.

Fri Apr 14

TENEBRAE WORSHIP. 7:00pm. Sanctuary.

On Good Friday, the Chancel Choir will lead the worship service musically as we move through the passion narrative.  This service of scripture readings and haunting music powerfully describes Christ’s trial, suffering and crucifixion. Readings will alternate with musical pieces as lights on the altar are extinguished one by one until we sit in darkness. Music includes two movements from Schubert’s Mass in G (Credo and Agnus Dei), the anthem Thy Will Be Done, and an especially poignant ladies ensemble piece called “Mary Speak,”  which uses the perspective of Jesus’ mother Mary as she holds her dying son.

Each person attending the service is given a nail to take to the altar where it is nailed to a cross.

CHILDREN’S EXPERIENCE. 7:00pm. Base Camp.

Because the Tenebrae is a somber service, we offer our children an alternative service at the same time. We invite kindergarten-sixth graders to join us in Base Camp at 7:00pm for a Good Friday Children’s Experience. We will learn about the last few hours of Jesus life in a way that children can understand.

Nursery is open for children in pre-K and younger.