Worship Schedule for Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Our annual observance of Maundy Thursday will take place on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. We will gather in the Friendship Room (due to Family Promise), just opposite the nursery. This communion service relives the events that took place in the Upper Room on the night of Jesus’ arrest. As Jesus and the disciples moved from the table to the garden, the service will move from the Friendship Room to the sanctuary, where it will conclude. Children are welcome to take part.
Good Friday Community Service
Good Friday falls on March 30. An afternoon service at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church continues a longstanding tradition in our community. Instead of the three-hour service of previous years, this event now lasts from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Pastor Snyder and ministers from four other congregations will each share a five-minute sermon on the passion of Christ. A community “super choir” will sing.
Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil
The sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation on Saturday, March 31, from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Prayer guides will be available in the Narthex, and the older children will prepare “prayer stations” in the sanctuary. Please park in the kitchen parking lot (the handicap lot). Enter and exit the building only via the handicap door.
Our annual Easter breakfast and children’s Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Sunday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome—bring nothing but your appetite!
The Egg Hunt is for preschool through second grade and takes place on the front lawn. Third and fourth graders will help the younger children hunt for eggs, and the fifth and sixth graders will hide the eggs.
Our Easter worship service follows at 9:30 a.m. with a joyful celebration of resurrection with strings and horns. The nursery will be open during the worship service, and our normal Children’s Worship will be held for preschool through grade four.