Maundy Thursday | Remembering the Last Supper

April 18, 7:30 pm

Maundy Thursday is the day that we remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his betrayal and arrest. The four Gospels present the scene in different ways, but John’s Gospel is the most unique. In it, Jesus washes his disciples’ feet, and says to them, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34). When this verse was translated into Latin, it began, “Mandatum novum,” which found its way into Old English as “Maundy.” Certain traditions also refer to the day as “Holy Thursday.”

Our worship will close with a service of tenebrae ("shadows"), in which we hear the story of Jesus' suffering and death as the sanctuary is darkened and stripped of color.

Good Friday | The Suffering and Death of Christ

April 19, 1:00 pm (at St George's Episcopal Church)

We gather with our neighbors from St. George's Episcopal Church and Milford United Methodist Church for a community worship service to remember the events of what we call "Good Friday"—the suffering and death of our Lord. It is called "good" because the word good used to signify holy, and, though somber, it is indeed a good, holy day, because of what God has done on our behalf.

Easter Sunday | The Resurrection of the Lord

April 21, 9:00 & 11:00 am

Easter Sunday is the central celebration of the Christian faith. It is the one day above all others that we recognize the ultimate victory over sin and death that God has won for us in Christ. Please note: there is no 10:00 service on this day. Sunday school for children of all ages will be available during the 11:00 service, and the nursery (for children up to 36 months old) will be available at both services. Coffee hour in Fellowship Hall will take place between services.

10:00 am in the Sanctuary

Nursery care available.

Sunday School for children and youth takes place during worship, beginning after the Children's Sermon. All children and youth are invited to participate in worship up to that point, after which they are welcome to go to Sunday school or to remain in worship with their family.

Join us for coffee and fellowship after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Who can participate in the Lord's Supper?

According to the Directory for Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):

Around the Table of the Lord, God's people are in communion with Christ and with all who belong to Christ. Reconciliation with Christ compels reconciliation with one another. All the baptized faithful are to be welcomed to the Table, and none shall be excluded because of race, sex, age, economic status, social class, handicapping condition, difference of culture or language, or any barrier created by human injustice (W-2.4006).