PLEASE NOTE: Due to the desire to limit the possible re-growth in spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we will not be gathering in person for Easter worship this year. We invite you to join in these virtual Holy Week and Easter gatherings. We pray you and your family are safe in this unexpected season of life, and we look forward to gathering in spirit and truth to celebrate God’s mighty work in Jesus Christ, which promises new life for us all. As more vaccines are being made available, we are hopeful that the time is soon coming when we can rejoin in person for worship on Sundays. 

Holy Week  Service

MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 1

On Maundy Thursday, we will join with the Church of South Washington on ZOOM to remember the Last Supper in the Upper Room. We will have a brief message to recall the story of the Upper Room, and then will divide into smaller groups on the Zoom call, where we can share with one another in prayer – both for our community and for our world.

You can join the Zoom call on Thursday at 7:00pm by phone or computer with the following information. Anyone who needs support getting on should contact Pastor Thomas before Thursday evening.

https://zoom.us/j/427630185

Meeting ID: 427 630 185
Phone +1 929 205 6099

GOOD FRIDAY – April 2

On Good Friday, we will share in a service of Tenebrae at WSUMC.LIVE at 7:00pm. Participants from across the Church of South Washington will be participating in sharing the story of the Passion. The service will be available on Friday at 7pm on WSUMC.LIVE, and through Facebook at fb.com/WashingtonStUMC. If you can’t join in at 7pm, the recording of the service will be available to watch once the live video has ended. You’re invited to take time on Friday to remember the sacrifice of Christ.

EASTER SUNDAY – April 4

Easter Sunday is Easter Sunday, even when we are not gathered in person for worship. Like the disciples on that first Easter morning, our experience this year with Easter will be from a sheltered place of social distancing. And yet, the power of the Biblical promise is that, isolated and in quarantine, in person or online, Christ still overcomes the power of the grave!

We will begin the morning with a Sonrise reading of the Easter message on Facebook. We’ll have members of all four churches of the Church of South Washington sharing in the reading that will be posted around 6:00am. Whenever you wake up in the morning, pull up fb.com/WashingtonStUMC and share in the joy of the Easter story.

Easter Worship will be online at 10am at WSUMC.LIVE, where we will gather in community and share in the joy of Easter with one another through chat. We will also have our regular After Worship Fellowship on Zoom. The Easter cross will be set up at church for any who wish to join in this visual display of new life, as the ragged cross turns into a bloom of flowers. Some flowers will be available at the church, or you’re welcome to bring your own. You’re invited to come anytime on Easter Sunday. Please observe social distancing if others are there, and please wear a mask.