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 25 – April 16
Our Prayer Wall provides yet another vehicle for you to lift your prayers to God in union with your brothers and sisters in faith. Everyone is invited to place your prayers, thoughts, concerns, and hopes on the Prayer Wall outside the church. Instructions and everything you need to place your prayers on the wall are provided for you in the bule box on the bench. The Prayer Wall is a reminder not just for our church, but the entire community, how important it is to keep God out front and center in our lives. On Easter Sunday, all prayers will be collected and placed on the altar. Pastor Rebecca will lift them up and bless them during the service.

Palm Sunday DramaSunday, April 10th at 9:30 am (livestream available)
Celebration of the Passion of Christ with special music offered by the children and adult choirs. Share in this special time of making the scripture come alive as we go back to Jesus’ last week on earth.

Holy Week Prayer Walk | April 11th – 15th
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.
Monday 11am-6pm
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Thursday 9am- 4pm
Friday 9am-11:30am ; 2:30pm-4pm

Maundy Thursday Service | Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm (livestream available) 
This solemn, meaningful service is a time to share with Christ in his last night with his disciples. There will be Holy Communion, extinguishing of the candles and a litany of nails as each one of us will be invited to hammer a nail into the wooden cross which will later be placed in front of the church.

Good Friday Service | Friday, April 15th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (livestream available)
Ecumenical service at John Wesley, with Pastor Rebecca and six other local clergy members preaching on the seven last words of Jesus from the cross. Interspersed with the meditations will be hymns, prayers and silence. You may come and go as you please during this sacred time of remembering Christ’s suffering on the cross for our sins.

Community Easter Egg Hunt| Saturday, April 16th from 10:00-11:00am
For ages toddler to 4th grade! Age appropriate hunting areas, with hundreds of eggs. Also crafts, games, and maybe even the Easter Bunny! Invite your friends to this special family-friendly event!

Easter Sunrise Service | Sunday, April 17th at 5:45am
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, April 17th at 9:30 am (livestream available) 
We will celebrate featuring special music by a guest organist, a brass quintet, the adult choir, as well as an Easter message and song. There will be a special Easter Sunday School for kids Pre-K through 4th grade, and Nursery Care will be available. Coffee and goodies will be available in the fellowship hall after the service.