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Holy Week at First Church

Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week

Stations of the Cross and Labyrinth
March 26 – March 28, 11:00am – 12:30pm and 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Wesley Abbey
On Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week special prayer stations based on the Stations of the Cross and the Prayer Labyrinth will be set up and available in Wesley Abbey from 11:00am – 12:30pm and 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The congregation and community are invited to use this opportunity to focus their heart and minds on the significance of Holy Week, as we all prepare ourselves for the coming Easter Sunday.

Holy (Maundy) Thursday

Seder Meal
March 29th, 6:00pm, Wesley Abbey (RSVP by March 26th)
All are invited to celebrate a special meal on Holy Thursday. The Passover Seder meal is an opportunity to remember and understand what Jesus did with his disciples at the Last Supper. After the dinner attendees are invited to the Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00pm. Because of the details of the seder meal menu, reservations are required. Use the form below, call the front at 850-432-1434, or email Denise Van Atta at DVanAtta@FUMCPensacola.com by March 26th to make your reservation.

Holy Thursday Service
March 29th, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary, Liturgical color: Purple
Holy Thursday commemorates the last supper of Jesus with his disciples and his later betrayal. After a sermon by Dr. Wachob, we will celebrate Holy Communion and conclude the service with the stripping of the chancel and altar.

Good Friday

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
March 30th, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary
Tenebrae is a service of darkness commemorating the crucifixion. This service includes readings from the passion narrative while candles are extinguished. The service concludes with the sanctuary in complete darkness.


Easter Vigil Service
March 31st, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary
Contrasting the darkness of the crucifixion, the Easter Vigil Service (held on the Saturday night before Easter Sunday) is a service of light marking the beginning of Easter. Come be a part of this special service full of dramatic Easter liturgy.

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