Encounter - Our Monthly Newsletter
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Lent Worship 2023
For the season of Lent, we will be focused on a worship series exploring each day of Holy Week. How did the actions of Jesus lead to his death, what were his last teachings, and how can we engage these last days of Jesus’ life? Also known as the passion of Jesus, we will explore elements of that week and how Jesus and the disciples risked everything for a new world. What are we risking in our own discipleship?
April 2: Palm/Passion Sunday
Over the past several decades the religious tradition has changed around this Sunday, as it has shifted to include both Palm and Passion aspects of telling the entire story of Jesus Christ, including a special Reader's Theatre experience.
There will also be a palm processional for Children and Youth of all ages! Meet Pastor Amy in the Narthex before the 9am or 11am service if you would like to process!
April 6: Holy Thursday
Rather than a worship encounter, you will be invited to experience the Holy Meal with others, just like Jesus and the disciples. Join us at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a short Mediterranean meal, and the rituals of Jesus, hand-washing, and the Holy Meal. The music ministry will provide reflective music for this experience.
Please RSVP so we're sure to have enough food for everyone; online at go.fumc-cs.org/holythursday or by emailing Ciera at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 7: Good Friday at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary
The Passion of Christ will come to life through scripture, music, and the spoken word. This Tenebrae service (a service of darkness) will be anchored by the pastoral leadership and the chancel choir as we remember Jesus' final hours.
April 9: Easter
8am Traditional in the Chapel with guest musicians
9am Contemporary: The Crossroads band will lead Easter celebration in the Sanctuary with guest musicians.
11am Traditional in the Sanctuary & on SOCO-CW