CHANGE OF SCHEDULE: Due to the need for social distancing to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we will not be able to gather in person for Easter worship this year. We are working on some new ways to gather as a community to mark and remember God’s love as witnessed in Jesus Christ, both during Holy Week, and on Easter morning. Stay tuned for more information regarding upcoming events, and join in worship on Sundays at WSUMC.LIVE.
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 9
6:30 p.m. – We will gather for a Community Holy Thursday Service at Beulah Baptist Church, and will be joined in worship by the congregations of Roberts Memorial UMC and Old Town Community Church. The service will focus on the Last Supper and includes Holy Communion. Rev. Dr. James Daniely, of Roberts Memorial UMC will preach.
Good Friday: Friday, April 10*
6:30 p.m. – Good Friday focuses on the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The Good Friday service will be a “Tenebrae” Service. Tenebrae is a Latin word meaning “shadows” and this worship service is a candlelight service where candles are gradually extinguished while the scriptures are read and we reflect on the final hours of Jesus’ earthly life.
Easter Morning: Sunday, April 12
10:00 a.m. – Join in the celebration of Easter in worship as we lift our voices and sing praises of the Risen Lord and hear the Easter message proclaimed. Children are invited to participate in worship too, and there will be a Children’s Church opportunity for kids to have a special Easter celebration.
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*Childcare is provided for infants – 5 years old at each of the Holy Week and Easter services at WSUMC.