Posted by: place holder | April 14, 2011

Lent and Holy Week Events

The Katonah United Methodist Church is planning a number of events for the Lenten and Easter season.  All are welcome to attend. 

On Palm Sunday, April 17, at 9:30 am, Katonah United Methodist Church will join the other churches of Katonah gathering at the old train station (now Pepino’s Restaurant) for the annual ecumenical blessing of the palms and procession through the village. 

On Maundy Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm, the church will hold its annual Agape Meal (Love Feast) and Service of the Shadows commemorating the Last Supper and Christ’s death.  The first part of the service is a potluck supper of simple finger foods, i.e., fruit, cheese, and bread.  It’s a festive time of fellowship.  After the supper, we move into the dramatic telling of the Passion story.

The Sanctuary will be open from noon to 3 pm on Good Friday for meditation and prayer.  Devotional reading materials will be available and the pastor will be available to pray with anyone who needs prayer.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 am at the south end of the Cross River Dam. 

The Easter Service at 10 am in the church sanctuary will feature special spiritual and gospel music.  Trumpeter Sal Ciraldo, drummer Martin Fisher and violinist Lucy Burton will join music director Keith Burton in accompanying the church choir’s stirring musical celebration of Easter.  A special brunch will be provided after the 10 am service.  All attending are encouraged to bring cut flowers to hang on the cross standing outside on the church lawn.  The flowers symbolically transform the cross, an instrument of suffering, humiliation, and death, into a symbol of resurrection, love, and victory. 

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