Lent & Easter Celebrations

Wandering HeartsThis year, the Worship team will be using the theme “Wandering Heart,” for Lent, based on the life of the apostle Peter. The Spiritual Growth Team will also follow the same theme and sponsor a Bible study based on the book by Adam Hamilton “Simon Peter.” If you have never done a deep dive into the life of Peter, this would be a great time to do so. He was so much like many of us, yet through him, God did amazing things.

We invite you to join us for any and all of our Lent and Easter Worship Celebrations at John Wesley as we celebrate the event that changed everything!

Palm Sunday Sunday, March 24th at 9:30 am  traditional service and 11am contemporary service (livestream available)
We will have a very special service on Palm Sunday. Children and youth will pass out palms to people coming into the sanctuary and will process in front of the choir as we sing together. We will also be celebrating communion. Stay for fellowship and a time of making palm crosses.

Holy Week Walk:  | March 25 – 30th
Stations will be set up throughout the sanctuary. Each station will feature a scripture reading, thoughts to consider and visuals to support reflection and prayer. You are free to walk through the stations at your own pace.

Holy Thursday Dinner Church Potluck | March 28th 6:00pm
There will be a sign up for this event. Please bring a dish to share and be prepared to share something of yourself with others at your table.  We will sing a couple of short hymns and celebrate Holy Communion with our table companions. At the end of the evening, we will have the opportunity to nail something we want to be rid of (pain, anger, fear, guilt, shame, resentment, etc.) to the cross. A hammer and nails will be provided.

Good Friday Service | Friday, March 29th at 7:00pm (livestream available)
We will have a 7:00 pm service, where pastor René will be preaching.  The choir will also delight us with some beautiful music, even as we remember Jesus’ love-driven sacrifice from the cross. As we have done in years past, we will memorialize this day with an outdoor draped-in-black cross.

Community Easter Egg Hunt| Saturday 30th from 10:00am -11:00am
For ages toddler to 4th grade! Age appropriate hunting areas, with hundreds of eggs. Also crafts, games, and an Easter Bunny Photo Booth! Invite your friends to this special family-friendly event!

Easter Sunrise Service | Sunday, March 31st at 6:00am
Sunrise service at Nobska Point Lighthouse. We will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as the sun rises from the darkness on Easter morning!

Easter Celebration | Sunday, March 31 at 9:30 am, traditional service and 11am contemporary service (livestream available) 
We will celebrate featuring special music by the handbell choir, brass instrumentalists, the adult choir, as well as an Easter message and song. There will be a special Easter children’s moment and Nursery Care will be available. Coffee and goodies will be available in the fellowship hall after the 9:30 service.