Easter 2014 at PACC
Join us at Park Avenue Congregational Church for the Holy Week leading up to Easter.
Palm Sunday, April 13
Pancake breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Join us for pancakes, sausage, bacon and fruit on Palm Sunday! The Youth Group will host and serve from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Parish Hall. $6/adult, $5/child, $20/ family maximum. All proceeds will help pay for our high school mission trip to the Adirondacks this summer.
Worship Service begins at 10:00 a.m. and includes the Blessing of the Palms as we commemorate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The service will also include the account of Christ’s passion, death and burial, including excerpts from Faure’s Requiem, sung by PACC’s Chancel Choir.
Holy Week Workshop: During Sunday School on April 13 we will learn about the events of Holy Week through a variety of activities and a special snack.
Maundy Thursday, April 17
A Tenebrae service celebrating Jesus’ Last Supper begins at 7:30 p.m. in our Sanctuary. It will include Holy Communion as well as lessons accompanied by the gradual extinguishing of lights.
Good Friday, April 18
An interfaith worship service will be held at 12 noon at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 74 Pleasant Street. Bill Albright will participate.
Easter Sunday, April 20
Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast: A community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 5:45 a.m. at Robbins Farm Park, across Eastern Avenue from the Brackett School, to welcome the Sun and the Risen Son with prayer, liturgy, and song. All are welcome.
Celebration of the Resurrection: A celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus will be held at 10:00 a.m. The flower cross formerly at Pleasant Street Congregational Church will be in our chancel. A brass quartet will join our organ and Festival Choir. There will not be Sunday School classes. Childcare will be available for children aged 5 and younger. Older children will receive activity bags to help them sit through the service.
An Easter Egg Hunt will be in the Children’s Garden after the service.