All are invited to Holy Week and Easter Sunday Worship Services:
Rev. Carrie Bail, Rev. Sally May, our church leaders and members invite all in the wider community to walk with us during Holy Week 2017 – April 9 through 16.
Music, community, meaningful worship, time in prayer and the hospitality of meals and refreshments are highlights open to all.
Join us for Palm Sunday Worship on April 9 at 8am or 10am: The 10 a.m. worship service will include our Austin Chimers Bell Choir, the voices of our Children’s Choir and Sanctuary Choir. Beautiful “Eco-Palms” will be distributed at both worship services.
Passion Sunday: Both Palm Sunday worship services will include scripture readings that detail the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem, to the cheers and jeers from the crowd, and will continue with a theme of “Passion Week” telling the story of Jesus as the week unfolds leading up to the Last Supper on Thursday. The entire community and church family is invited to this multi-generational worship service. There will be childcare available in the Nursery and Preschool rooms during the 10 am worship.
All are invited to the “CHORAGIC LUNCHEON” on Palm Sunday:
The Choragic Luncheon celebrates the music ministry at First Church by offering a delicious lunch, time in fellowship, and an invitation to donate funds to support our music ministry program. There will be some fun musical events for all gathered. The luncheon is “by donation” to the Choragic Fund &/or Special Music Fund. We will have donation forms at the event if you choose to make a gift. Lunch menu includes chicken Caesar salad, fixings for sandwiches and desserts. For further information, please contact Jennie Coleman or David Neiweem. Thank you.
Maundy Thursday Worship & Dinner on April 13 at 6:30pm: All are encouraged to gather at 6:30 for Communion, followed by a simple dinner (Shepherd’s Pie and salad) and a Tenebrae Worship Service with music and readings lead by Rev. Sally May. Those interested in being readers during the Tenebrae Service are encouraged to contact Sally May. Dinner reservations are appreciated. RSVP by email or phone (862-5010) to the church office.
Good Friday Worship at noon on April 14: Gather in the Chapel for a reflective and prayerful worship service with Rev. Carrie Bail on Good Friday.
Easter Sunday, April 16 at 10am: We will have one worship service at 10am on Easter morning that will be highlighted by Rev. Carrie Bail preaching, the Children’s Choir, a Children’s “Word of God for All Ages”, the Sanctuary Choir with brass, and the Austin Chimers Bell Choir. All children and youth are welcome in worship; childcare will be available for Nursery and Preschool age children. A special reception will follow the Easter Worship Service — all are welcome and invited for Easter Sunday refreshments.
Easter Offerings: We invite all to participate in our Easter Operating Fund Offering (an important way to support the ministries and mission of First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington) and our Easter Mission & Flower Offering that can be made in honor of or in memory of someone important to you. Commemorative gifts will be listed in the Easter Sunday Order of Worship.