holy week First United Methodist Cedar Falls Iowa

Prayer Vigil:

Pray all week, or join us in prayer for 24 hours beginning noon, Thursday.  A prayer guide to help you focus on the last hours of Jesus' life is available here or follow on facebook.  

Maundy Thursday, April 13

Living Lord’s Supper –Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
The drama of Jesus and his disciples in the Upper Room will be brought to life during our Maundy Thursday Service on March 24 at 7:00 p.m.  The service will include 13 of our men costumed as Jesus and the disciples as they gather for the Last Supper.   Communion will be served by the disciples.  The service is open to the public, so we encourage you to invite your friends.

Good Friday, April 14

Procession of the Cross -  noon
Again this year, we will be meeting at Overman Park at noon to begin our procession.  We will start with worship and then process through downtown to our church.  Along the route we will pause several times for prayer and scripture to remember what Jesus did for us on Golgotha.  

Good Friday Evening Worship -  7:00 p.m.
We will return to the Fellowship Hall where we began our Lenten Journey on Ash Wednesday.  The Cross will be suspended over the altar in the center of the room. All who come for worship will be seated around the cross.  The Passion scriptures will be read with musical breaks as the candles are extinguished.  

Easter Sunday – April 16

Easter Celebrations at 8:30 and 11:00 will be joyful celebrations of Christ’s Resurrection.  Music will fill the services as we proclaim Christ has risen!  Our nursery workers will be spending Easter with their families. No childcare staff will be available, but the nursery room will be open if a child (or parent!) needs a place to get away from the crowd. 

There will be no Children’s Sunday School on Easter Sunday, but we will have a family activity between services.