2019 Holy Week & Easter Worship Schedule

All are invited to Holy Week and Easter Sunday Worship Services:

Rev. Elissa Johnk, our church leaders and members, invite all in the wider community to walk with us during Holy Week 2019 – April 14 through 21.

Meaningful, faithful worship services; music, community, time in prayer and the hospitality of meals, refreshments and multi-generational Easter Sunday activities are highlights open to all.

Join us for Palm Sunday Worship on April 14 at 8am or 10am: The 10 a.m.  worship service will include our Austin Chimers Bell Choir, the voices of our Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, and Sanctuary Choir.  Beautiful “Eco-Palms” will be distributed during both worship services.  All are invited to this multi-generational worship service.  There will be childcare available in the Nursery and Preschool rooms during the 10 am worship.

Maundy Thursday Worship & Dinner on April 18 at 6:00pm: All are encouraged to gather at 6:00 for Communion, followed by a simple dinner (soup and salad) and a Tenebrae Worship Service with music and readings lead by Rev. Elissa Johnk.  Dinner reservations are appreciated. RSVP by email or phone (862-5010) to the church office.

Good Friday Worship at noon on April 19: Gather in the Chapel for a reflective, contemplative and prayerful worship service with Rev. Elissa Johnk on Good Friday.


•    Easter Sunday – April 21 at 8 a.m.: Rev. Elissa Johnk will lead an 8 a.m. contemplative “Easter Son-Rise Worship Service” in the First Church Chapel.

•    Easter Sunday – April 21 at 10 a.m.: Rev. Elissa Johnk will lead the Easter Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m. in the “First Church” Sanctuary. The worship service will include our Children’s, Youth, Sanctuary and Bell Choirs and will close with an invitation to join the Sanctuary Choir in singing the Hallelujah Chorus.  All children and youth are welcome in worship; childcare will be available for Nursery and Preschool age children.


The 10 am worship service will be followed by an Easter Sunday Reception that will include delicious food and activities for all ages to enjoy.  Our post-worship reception and “Flora and Fauna Festival of Activities” will include a fun, family and friends, Easter Photo Booth; face painting; seed starting and fun “Flora and Fauna” themed crafts.

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.

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