Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Holy Week at Church Street

Holy Week at Church Street United Methodist Church is filled with many opportunities for worship and fellowship. We hope you are able to join us for these events!

Palm Sunday Worship–Sunday, March 24 
8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.– All children are invited to participate in the Palm Processional. Please meet in the Narthex at 8:15 and 10:45. 

Stations of the Cross–Sunday-Thursday, March 24-28 
Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. – Stations of the Cross, reproductions of great works of art, will be placed throughout the Chapel during Holy Week, symbolizing the path Jesus walked during his final days on earth. Scripture and prayers for private meditation accompany each station. 

Maundy Thursday–Thursday, March 28
Prayer Labyrinth: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. – Church Street’s Labyrinth will be available in the Chapel for prayer walks and Holy Week Reflection on Maundy Thursday. Note: Walks must be completed by 6:45 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Service in the Nave: 7:15 p.m. – After the meditation and the serving of Holy Communion we follow Christ into the Garden of Gethsemane through scripture and music. This dramatic service ends in darkness as the altar and chancel are stripped and the cross is draped in black. Childcare is provided for this service.

Good Friday–Friday, March 29
Downtown Cooperative Service: 5:30 p.m. This ecumenical observance, sponsored by seven downtown churches, begins at the center of Market Square and will move past the seven stations around the Mall and Krutch Park. Members from downtown congregations will take part in the drama by carrying the weighty cross as Jesus did.
Family Tenebrae Service: 6 p.m. – This service, held in the chapel, will tell the story of Jesus’ last few hours through skits performed by the Church Street Drama Troupe. Childcare is provided for this service.
Tenebrae Service: 7:30 p.m. – The Service of the Tenebrae is an extended meditation on the passion of the Christ. The gathering darkness as the candles are extinguished reminds us that the light of the world is rejected, mocked, scourged and crucified on this day. Childcare is provided for this service.

Easter Egg Hunt–Saturday, March 30
Whitlow Park in Sequoyah Hills: 10 a.m. Egg hunt begins promptly at 10. Do not be late or you will miss the event! From Kingston Pike, turn onto Scenic Drive. At the “Y” bear to the right, staying on Scenic. Take an immediate left onto Bluff View and a second right onto Whitlow. 

Easter Sunday–Sunday, March 31
Easter Sunrise Service: 7 a.m. We will gather in the courtyard for this service as we welcome Easter morning. A light breakfast will be served in Parish Hall following the service. Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of the meal. 
Easter Morning Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m. Join us in the Nave to celebrate the risen Christ. At 8:15 and 10:45 UT’s Brasswind Quintet will begin the Easter prelude.  They will accompany the Parish Adult Choir and congregational hymns at both services.   

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