Holy Week at United Church

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7 pm
The Lord’s Supper

Meditation: “In the Uneasy Dark” -Rev. Dr. Linda D. Even
We recall and participate in the events of the night of Jesus’ arrest and last supper with his disciples.

Chorale Prelude on O Lamm Gottes, Unschuldig  (Lamb of God, Innocent)  J.S. Bach
“An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare”
“Bread of the World”
“Ubi Caritas”
“Go To Dark Gethsemane”
Chorale Prelude on ‘Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele’ (Adorn yourself, O dear soul) J.Brahms


Good Friday, March 30
12 noon Service in the Sanctuary, followed by Prayer Vigil until 3 pm

O Mensch Bewein, dein Sunde Gross (O Man, bemoan thy grievous sin) J.S. Bach
“Beneath the cross of Jesus”
“O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High”
“Were You There”
“Stay With Me”

To mark Good Friday, perhaps the most solemn day during Lent, Dr. Even will lead a brief service at noon.  The sanctuary will then remain open until 3:00 PM; you may come and go at any time.jesus-crown-of-thorns-good-friday
Each of the window shelves will feature symbols that speak to the events of Holy Week as a “Journey to the Cross,” similar to the stations of the cross.  A booklet containing symbol descriptions with accompanying poems, reflections and hymns will help us understand Christ’s self-giving love for us.  Bibles and hymnals that can be used in conjunction with the booklets will also be available.
In a busy and noisy world, come and experience the blessing of quiet reflection and prayer during this pre-Easter vigil.

Easter Sunday, April 1
The Lord’s Supper
Our Easter offering will go to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund which is a supplemental resource for the children in Flint, Michigan, who were exposed to excess lead in their drinking water. 

Adult Forum will resume on April 8.
9:20 am Choir Rehearsal – downstairs in the Choir Room
9:30 am Nursery Care – downstairs in the nursery
Nursery care for children ages four and under is provided during Sunday morning services, downstairs from the kitchen/Fellowship Hall.
9:45 am  Prelude Music with guest musicians
10:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary  (Children/Youth in Worship)
11:00 am Fellowship in Fellowship HallEaster-Sunday

Sermon:  “Telling Secrets… Not”  Rev. Dr. Linda D. Even

Music (with guest musicians):

Easter Music for Brass Quintet 
“Christ is Alive! Let Christians sing!”
“Sing Unto The Lord a New Song” –Healy Willan
“Lift high the cross” Interpreted by Joyful Sign
“O Sacred Feast”  -Healy Willan
“Christ the Lord is ris’n today”
Allegro Meastoso (Hornpipe) from Water Music –Georg F. Handel (arr. D. Leavitt)

Jared Shepard, Director of Music Ministries


For any questions, please call the church office at 637-3186.