Posted by: place holder | April 4, 2012

The Katonah United Methodist Church Holy Week and Easter Schedule

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

On Maundy Thursday , April 5, at 6:30 pm, the church will hold its annual Agape Meal (Love Feast) and Service of the Shadows commemorating the Last Supper and Christ’s death.  Your experience of the joy of the resurrection will be deeper and more meaningful if you can attend this interactive service.  The first part of the service is a convivial potluck supper of simple finger foods, i.e., fruit, cheese, dips, crackers, and bread.  Beverages are provided.  It’s a festive time of fellowship.  After the supper, we enact a symbolic hand washing and move into the dramatic telling of the Passion story.

On Good Friday the sanctuary will be open for prayer from 12-3 PM.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 8, at 6:00 am at the south end of the Cross River Dam.  Dress warmly.

On Sunday, April 8, the joyous Easter Service at 10 am in the church sanctuary will feature special music and musicians.  Trumpeter Sal Ciraldo, drummer Martin Fisher and violinist Lucie Gelinas will join music director Keith Burton in accompanying the church choir’s stirring musical celebration of Easter.  A special fellowship hour will follow the service.  Please sign up to bring something to share.

Help decorate the cross and bear witness to God’s power and love to our community.  All attending the Easter Service 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.  Flowers like daffodils, tulips, and daisies from your garden or the super market are perfect.

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