A skit by young people on the raising of Lazarus will highlight the start of Holy Week worship services at First Presbyterian Church on Palm Sunday, April 17, at 10:15 a.m. The Palm Sunday service will begin with the traditional palms and the entry into Jerusalem, and move towards the passion of Jesus on the cross. Special music will be presented by the church choirs under the direction of Charlotte Cunningham.
On Maundy Thursday, April 21, there will be a family service commencing with a light dinner at 6:30 p.m. After the meal has been shared, worshippers will move to the sanctuary, stopping in the church narthex for a hand washing ceremony, symbolizing the servant hood of Jesus and his disciples. Pastor Erik Spencer will offer a brief meditation, followed by the celebration of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
On Good Friday, April 22, First Presbyterian will have a noon-time service of prayers and the reading of the Passion narrative.
Easter Sunday, April 24, will begin with organ, brass, and timpani celebratory music. The brass ensemble, comprised of the Baker family and friends, will be led by Andrew Baker, assisted by John Piepoli, timpanist. The Praise and Senior Choirs will sing festive Easter music and will lead the congregation in traditional Easter hymns of praise and joy.
First Presbyterian Church is at the corner of Fairview and Bloomfield avenues. Parking is available by the back door and the building is handicap accessible. The community is invited to all of these services.