We are an Easter people.  The mystery of the resurrection, the ultimate triumph of love over death, has been at the heart of our faith for two thousand years.  In 2021, we will celebrate Holy Week and Easter together with opportunities to worship online and in-person, outdoors and inside the church.  
 
When we gather in person, we will continue to maintain distance and wear masks.  If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.  We will have individually packaged communion elements.  Together, we can keep each other safe and share the heart of Christ.
 
Thank you for your support of Grace Children’s Hospital through your Easter Lily giving and donations of new washcloths. 
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday – March 28
 
We will gather outdoors at 9:30 and 11 for a special service led by Pastor Tommy and Pastor Abe before we process with palm branches and music around the church grounds.  We will be collecting new washcloths for Grace Children’s Hospital at these services if you would like to donate some. 
 
Sanctuary Facebook Live will be at 10:05, Wellspring Facebook Live will be at 11:10, and both services will stream at 9, 10:05, and 11:10 here on the website.
 
RSVPs are now open! Please let us know if you’ll be joining our in-person worship so we know how many chairs to put out! RSVP for the 9:30 service here or the 11:00 service here.
 
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday – April 1
 
Maundy Thursday is the day we remember the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
 
We will gather to worship in person in both Wellspring and the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm.  Communion will be celebrated.
 
Both services will also be available to join online at 7:30 pm.  Please have communion elements ready at home.
 
Please RSVP if you will be joining us in person. Sign up for the Sanctuary service here or the Wellspring service here.
 
Good Friday
Good Friday – April 2
 
At noon, we will gather in the Sanctuary for a service remembering Christ’s crucifixion.  This service will be livestreamed.  In the evening, both Wellspring and the Sanctuary will hold in-person services at 6:30.  Following these services, Pastor James will lead a Stations of the Cross devotional (see below).
 
You can join the Good Friday Wellspring and Sanctuary evening services online at 7:30.
 
Please RSVP if you will be joining us in person. Sign up for the noon Sanctuary service here, the 6:30 Wellspring service here, or the 6:30 Sanctuary service here.
 
Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross – April 2

The Stations of the Cross are a Christian devotion that commemorates the final 24 hours of Christ’s passion and death. 

There are two ways to experience this pilgrimage. Our online offering is a narrated virtual “walk” through the stations that includes visual depictions of each scene. It is available any time here

For an in-person encounter, we will gather under the bell tower immediately following the 12:00 and 6:30 Good Friday services. We will stop at 14 locations around the church grounds and explore a brief liturgy for each station. 
 
Sunrise Service
Easter Morning – April 4
 
Join us early on Sunday to bring in Easter with rejoicing!
 
We will gather at 7 am in the parking lot for a beautiful service led by Pastor Chris and our youth group.  This service led by our youth has been a tradition for many years at First Methodist.
 
Let’s come together to celebrate our risen Lord!
 
 
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday – April 4
 
He is risen, indeed!  Gather with us in the parking lot for a combined outdoor Easter service led by Pastor Tommy and Pastor Abe, along with our choir and worship team.  Outdoor worship will be at 9:30 and 11.  Communion will be celebrated.
 
You can also join us online.  Our Sanctuary and Wellspring services will stream on our website at 9, 10:05, and 11:10. Sanctuary worship will also be on Facebook Live at 10:05 and Wellspring will be on Facebook Live at 11:10.   Please have your communion elements prepared.
 
Please let us know if you’ll be joining our in-person worship! RSVP for the 9:30 service here or the 11:00 service here.