Easter 2021

Easter 2021

Maundy Thursday

April 1 at 7 p.m.

We gather for Maundy Thursday to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, experience the humiliation of Christ in the stripping of the altar, and leave with a solemn reminder of the looming death of Jesus on Good Friday as the crown of thorns is placed on the altar to conclude the service. Overflow seating will be available in the lower level.

Good Friday

April 2 at 9 a.m.

Experience the Journey Through Good Friday in an online format this year, premiering at 9 a.m. on our YouTube channel. You will be able to see and hear how Jesus suffered and died for the sins of the world. This is a great way to share the story with friends and family.

April 2 at 7 p.m.

The service of Tenebrae, or darkness, includes the seven last words of Jesus and a gradual darkening of the sanctuary as each word is spoken. This somber service is a solemn reminder of Christ’s death on our behalf. Overflow seating will be in the lower level.

Easter

April 3-4

Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

This service is in-person only. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with traditional organ music and enjoy the Lord’s Supper together.

Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

This service is hybrid, streaming on our YouTube Channel and gathering together in-person. We will have handbells, a kantorei (small choir) to accompany the organ. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as well.

Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

This service is also hybrid. Our worship band leads the music and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sorts of health precautions are in place for in-person worship?

We clean and disinfect all seating areas and bathrooms between services. There are plenty of hand sanitizing stations around as well. We also leave 6′ of social distance between parties in the seating areas.

What is the masking policy for worship?

We wear masks while singing and speaking. To help everyone remember this, we stand for all speaking and singing. As we invite people to stand, we also remind them to mask. When we aren’t speaking, people are free to remove their masks in the pews.

Easter services are usually crowded. How are you handling this in light of COVID-19?

We are setting up a 2nd worship venue in the gym for Easter Services. Pastor Jason will lead worship live in the gym and his portions of the service will be streamed to the sanctuary. Pastor Chuck will lead and preach in the sanctuary. His portions of the service plus all the music will be streamed back to the gym. We are also adding some decorations and staging in the gym to make it a better physical experience. Seating will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where do I enter?

Park on the neighborhood side of the building and use either the main ramp entrance, or the garden entrance. There is a sidewalk along the white fence in the playground lot that leads to the garden entrance. We will have it open for Easter Sunday and all following Sundays. Watch for people and signs to direct you from either entrance on where to go from there.