Holy Week is an important week in the church calendar! From Palm Sunday to Easter morning, we retell the story of Christ’s death and resurrection. Here are several opportunities to mark this week:
April 14 – Palm Sunday
On Palm Sunday, we retell the story of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. Our children’s choirs will lead the congregation at the 11:00 service in waving palms and will sing with the adult choir.
That afternoon, families are invited to return for the Family Easter Festival at 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This event provides an opportunity for children to learn about the events of Holy Week in a creative way (and gather a few eggs along the way!).
April 18 – Maundy Thursday
On Maundy Thursday, we remember Christ’s last supper with his disciples and his command for us to love one another. At 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, we will host a Maundy Thursday service in partnership with several of the downtown churches.
April 19 – Good Friday
On Good Friday, we remember Christ’s suffering and death. While we will not have a service at First Baptist, our friends at Trinity Episcopal Church will host a Good Friday service at 12:00 pm where all are invited.
April 21 – Easter Sunday
On Easter, we celebrate the good news that Christ is risen! Our schedule for the day will be our usual Sunday schedule (8:45 and 11:00 worship, 9:45 Sunday School). Join us as we celebrate the resurrection!