Holy Week At First Presbyterian

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FirstPres-HolyWeek2016-1First Presbyterian’s Joyful Noise and Sacred Singers children’s choirs were joined by the Glory Ensemble (Liz Hathaway on flute, Charles Heyer and Eric Burgos on guitars) and Choir Director Diane Battersby on Palm Sunday. The group will perform again on Easter Sunday. The youth of the church were also taught about all the event of Holy Week by Christian Education Facilitator Christina Turkington.

Other activities at the church this week include:

  • Thursday, March 24: Maundy Thursday: At 6 PM there will be a light soup supper before the solemn service of hand washing and communion lead by the Rev. Dr. Julia Dawson and Rev. Deborah Oosterbaan. The service will also feature music by the Senior Choir and tenor soloist, Eric Burgos.
  • Friday, March 25: Good Friday: 10:00 – 2:00 Children’s Good Friday workshop will feature music, games, crafts and God Time. Cost is $10 and will include lunch.
  • Friday, March 25: At noon there will be a solemn prayer service led by Beth Shorten in the sanctuary.
  • Sunday, March 27: Easter: The Service will feature guest musicians, Joe Soriano (trumpet), John Piepoli (timpani) on “Christ Is Risen!” They will be joined by the Glory Guitar Ensemble and the youth choirs, Joyful Noise and Sacred Singers performing “Rejoice, It’s Easter Day!” “All in an Easter Garden” and “Every Morning Is Easter Morning.” The Senior Choir will perform “Jesus Lives, Alleluia!” and conclude with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. All are invited to join in singing of the Hallelujah’s as music will be provided to the congregation.

The church is located at 10 Fairview Ave. and there is parking in the lot behind the church.

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All photos courtesy Peggy Whiting.

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