Holy Week & Easter

Palm Sunday

sunday, March 25  |  8, 9:30 & 11  AM  |  Sanctuary

This Sunday, children will partake in the opening of the 9:30 worship service. Meet us on the plaza outside the sanctuary at 9:15. Each child will receive a palm branch and be part of the processional.

Holy Wednesday

Wednesday, March 28  |  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  |  Linder Hall
Join Pastor Craig Brown for a Charles Wesley hymn-sing and Pastor John Fanestil for a conversation with Kathi Anderson form Survivors of Torture International. RSVP for lunch ($8) to  .

Maundy Thursday Worship

Thursday, March 29  |  7:30 PM | Sanctuary

This deep and meaningful service recalls Jesus' journey from the last supper to the Garden of Gethsemane. In addition to a short homily from Pastor Craig and the celebration of Holy Communion, the Contemporary Singers will bring a cantata entitled, "Harvest of Sorrows" by Joseph Martin. This special time of worship concludes in darkness as we walk in solidarity with Jesus to the garden and ultimately his arrest.

Good Friday Worship

Friday, March 30  |  12 noon  |  Sanctuary 

A short mid-day worship will feature a reading of Jesus' final words from the cross along with a brief message from Pastor Craig. Worship includes an organ prelude and choral works from the Chancel Choir. Join us for Jesus' journey from the cross to the tomb.

Easter Vigil & Confirmation

Saturday,  March 31  |  7:30 PM  | sanctuary

This very special time of worship begins in the Memorial Garden of First Church as we make the solemn procession into the Sanctuary. The darkness of Lent disappears into Easter glory as we celebrate confirmation of our students, share in Holy Communion and witness the transition into the glorious victory of Easter. Don't miss a unique and special service featuring our Chancel Choir, clergy and students as they usher in Easter joy.

Easter Sunday Worship

Sunday, April 1  |  8, 9:30 & 11 AM  |  Sanctuary

Join the celebration of Christ's victory over death this Easter with our Chancel Choir, brass quartet, timpani and a message of hope from Pastor Craig. Be sure to join in the highest of holy days in the Christian year as we celebrate and give thanks for Jesus' resurrection from the dead bringing hope to our lives today.