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Holy Week & Easter 2021

Holy Week & Easter ~ First Congregational Church UCC/BTV

Our Holy Week and Easter events and worship services are still available to you through the links on this page. We invite you to pray, sing, celebrate, grieve, enjoy beautiful music, hear inspiring preaching, and reflect anew on the events of Holy Week and Easter.

You are invited to worship online weekly. First Church worship services premiere at 10am on Sunday mornings and are available anytime after on the FirstChurchBTV YouTube Channel.

PALM SUNDAY – The Palm Sunday – March 28 – worship service is available anytime on the FirstChurchBTV YouTube channel

DAILY PRAYER TIME – Praying Our Way Through the Gospel of Mark: You can scroll on the FirstChurchBTV Facebook page to view the Lenten Gospel of Mark prayer and reflection recordings.  On Tuesday April 6 we resume our regular schedule of 12:30pm – Tuesday through Friday – “Yet More Light” prayer gatherings on Facebook.


JOURNEY TO THE CROSS: Praying Our Way Through the Story: was held at First Church on Thursday April 1 on on Friday April 2.  Participants experienced a series of meditative stops that highlighted the events of Holy Week from the perspective of the disciples.

HOLY WEEK VIGIL – ALL CAN PARTICIPATE: Select an hour and create a meditative space. One way to focus your meditation and prayer is to read: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Exodus 12:1-14; Psalms 116, 22, 31; First Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35; John 18:1-19:42; Job 14:1-14; Matthew 27:57-66. You may wish to read these passages, pray and meditate on the images, feelings, and thoughts that arise for you. Come with an open mind and full heart to be in the stillness and to stay awake with Christ that hour.

MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP with COMMUNION – was on Zoom at 7pm on April 1.  To watch a video of the Maundy Thursday Worship Service use this LINK.


ECUMENICAL GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP – available anytime on the First Church Essex Junction YouTube Channel



CLICK HERE for the Easter Sunday Order of Worship

EASTER OFFERING: Your donation will support the missions and ministries of First Church with 10% tithe in support of a mission selected by our Outreach Team.

  • Donations to the Easter Offering can be made in “honor of” or “in memory of” someone special to you.
  • CLICK on the graphic above to learn more and for the online Donation/Dedication Form.
  • CLICK HERE to download a printable form to mail or to scan and emai





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