Holy Week & Easter Celebrations

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

Community Prayer Wall | March 21st – April 4th
Our Worship Ministry Team, has erected our John Wesley Prayer Wall in front of the church. This past year, many walls have been put up – walls of isolation, walls of racism, walls of hatred and intolerance, walls of political divide. But our John Wesley Prayer Wall is intended to be a wall of hope, healing, and love. As we all know, prayer is an important part of our spiritual journey. And we are inviting everyone – you and anyone in our community to stop by and offer your prayers, your hopes, your laments, and place them on this wall. Instructions and everything you need to write and place your prayers are provided at the wall. It will be up for the remainder of Lent. Then, on Easter Sunday, all your prayers will be placed on the altar and I will lift them up and bless them during the service. Please invite your friends to drive in and add their prayers, as together we make a statement of faith to our community.

Palm Sunday | Livestream, Sunday, March 28th at 9:30 am
Join us as we explore the Gospels and commemorate Jesus’ march into Jerusalem on this Palm Sunday.

Holy Week Prayer Walk | Monday, March 29th to Friday, April 2nd
The sanctuary will be open with eight different prayer stations set up for you to stop, reflect and pray. There will be various visuals, as well as a booklet with scripture and reflection questions for you to consider at each station. Music will be playing, and you will be left alone so that you can have a meaningful, sacred time with God. Times are as follows:
Monday 11am-6pm
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursday 9am- 5pm
Friday 9am-11:30am ; 2pm-4pm
Saturday 10am-12pm

Maundy Thursday Service | Livestream, Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 pm
This solemn service is a time to share with Christ in his last night with his disciples. There will be Holy Communion, extinguishing of candles and a “Litany of the Nails,” as we are encouraged to consider the sins that put Jesus on the cross.

Good Friday Service | Livestream, Friday, April 2nd from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Ecumenical service at John Wesley, with seven local clergy members, including Pastor Rebecca, preaching on the seven last words of Jesus from the cross. Interspersed with the meditations will be hymns, prayers and silence.

Community Easter Goody Bag Drive Thru| Saturday, April 3rd from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Welcoming toddlers through 4th graders to receive an Easter Goody Bag! Each bag will have eggs filled with candy, crafts, and other activities! The bags will be placed into your car as you drive thru our church parking lot.

Easter Sunrise Service | Sunday, April 4th at 6:00 am
The Easter Sunrise Service will take place at Nobska Point Lighthouse in Woods Hole at 6:00 am. Masks are required.

Easter Celebration | Livestream, Sunday, April 4th at 8:30 & 10:30 am
One of the church’s most meaningful services of the year: the Easter Celebration. We will rejoice with special music, an Easter message, and more.