Holy Week & Easter Services

Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 9*

10:00 a.m. – We will celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem with the waving of palms and a reminder of all that Palm Sunday means for the life of the faithful.

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 13*

6:30 p.m. – Washington Street UMC and Downtown Baptist will gather together at Downtown Baptist for Maundy Thursday worship, which will focus on the Last Supper and includes Holy Communion. Rev. Thomas G. James, of WSUMC, will preach.

Good Friday: Friday, April 14*

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 16

Community Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

9:00 a.m. – The community is invited to join in the Easter celebration over a potluck breakfast. An Easter ham will be provided; all others are invited to bring a breakfast dish to share. Even if you don’t bring a dish, bring yourself!

The Easter Egg Hunt will take place indoors, and will invite preschoolers – 5th graders to join in the Easter festivities and search the Sanctuary for signs of new life (aka, eggs!). So grab the kids, find a basket and head to Washington Street UMC for an awesome family event!

RSVP here for Breakfast and the Egg Hunt, and sign up to bring a breakfast item! (RSVP requested, not required.)

Easter Worship*

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 choir to help usher in the celebration.

If you’re new to Washington Street UMC, click on over to our Welcome page to learn more about the church, Sunday worship, and how to get in touch!

*Childcare is provided for infants – 5 years old at each of the Holy Week and Easter services.