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 | February 26 – April 7
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 René will lift them up and bless them during the service.

Palm Sunday Sunday, April 2nd at 9:30 am (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 with Julie Immelt-Wheldon.

Holy Week Walk: A Journey to the Cross and Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ | April 3rd – 7th
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.

Good Friday Service | Friday, April 7th at 7:00pm (livestream available)
Instead of the traditional 7 last words service in the afternoon, we will have a 7:00 pm service, where pastor René will be preaching on Jesus’ last word from the cross “It is Finished.” 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, April 8th from 10:00-11:30am
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, April 9th 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, April 9th at 9:30 am (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 service.