Palm/Passion Sunday Opens Holy Week Activities At 1st Centenary United Methodist

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

At First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., on Sunday, April 13, during Palm Sunday services in the 10:45 a.m. sanctuary and Vine services, children will process with palm branches. In the sanctuary, Palm/Passion Sunday music will be presented by Laurie Ziegler, flute and Heather Mariano, violin (8:30 a.m.) and the Chancel Choir (10:45 a.m.) Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak at the sanctuary services on "Not So Fast," with text from Philippians 2:5-11. At the 10:45 Vine service, the Rev. Brian Davis will speak on "Are High Expectations Better Than No Expectations," with text from Matthew 21:1-11.

A Student Ministry event will be Sunday from 12-4 p.m. at Coolidge Park with an Easter Egg Hunt and Ultimate Frisbee.

On April 17, Maundy Thurday communion and Tenebrae service in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. Dr. Doug Fairbanks will preach, with music by the Chancel  Choir. Members of Cantad! Youth Ensemble will lead the Tenebrae portion of the service. Candles will be extinguished and the altar stripped of its paraments and decorations during reading of scripture. Make dinner reservations by 4 p.m. on Monday with barbarab@fcumc.org or 756-2021, ext. 3123.

On April 20, Sanctuary services will be at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., services in the Vine at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.


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