Holy Week services scheduled

TICONDEROGA - Holy Week, which starts Sunday, March 28, at the First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St. in Ticonderoga, will be a culmination of the Lenten season.

Starting with the Palm Sunday Service on March 28, Holy Week will trace the events leading up to Easter Sunday, April 4. All are welcome to the First United Methodist Church for the family friendly services.

The Palm Sunday services on March 28 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. will feature the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem followed by reflections on the somber events of that first Holy Week through readings and a message. The 10:30 service will have special music. Traditional palms will be handed out at both services.

The Maundy Thursday Service on April 1 will focus on the events leading up to Christ's trial and crucifixion including the Last Supper. The service will begin at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Church with a simple light supper and worship with Communion. All ages are invited and reservations are not necessary. Worship will continue in the sanctuary with a Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m.

Good Friday, April 2, will be observed through individual prayer and worship when the sanctuary will be open 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to this quiet time of meditation and reflection.

On Easter Sunday, April 4, the celebration of the Resurrection will be shared with an Ecumenical Sunrise Service at Fort Ticonderoga at 6 a.m. All are invited to a buffet breakfast at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall following the sunrise service at the fort. A donation toward the breakfast will be appreciated.

Also on Easter morning at 10:30 a.m. a traditional Easter Sunday service will be held for all worshippers in the sanctuary. Pastor Scott Tyler will deliver the message and serve Communion. The Chancel Choir and guest musicians will present special music.

For more information call the church office at 585-7995 or visit the church website, www.tifumc.com.

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