Events include a Maundy Thursday Service, Good Friday Service, Egg Hunt, Saturday Evening Service, and seven Easter Sunday Services, including a sunrise service in the Meditation Garden
St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to celebrate Holy Week at a number of events and services at the church, located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093.
The Maundy Thursday service – remembering the Last Supper with bread and cup – will be Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Good Friday Service – remembering the sacrifice on the cross with a service of darkness – will be Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Childcare is available for both Thursday and Friday services. Easter Weekend kicks off with the annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at St. Andrew. Activities include the egg hunt with more than 5,000 eggs, crafts, bounce houses, a train, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, balloon animals, the Easter Bunny, and more. Bring your camera, a picnic basket, and Easter baskets. Lunch will be available from the Confirmation Class. Cost: $5 per child, $20 max per family. Register at http://www.standrewumc.org/EVENTS. Worship will be held on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary – a traditional service with orchestra, Salt & Light Youth Choir and Chancel Choir. Childcare is available.
Easter morning services will begin with a Sunrise Service, led by St. Andrew youths at 6:45 a.m. in the Meditation Garden. Services will be held at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary – Traditional Services with orchestra, Salt & Light Youth Choir and Chancel Choir; and Contemporary Services will be in Smith Worship Center. Childcare is available for all of these services.
“Holy Week is an important time for everyone to come together, reflect and draw closer to one another and God,” said Robert Hasley, senior pastor, St. Andrew UMC. “We invite the community to join us during this very special series of gatherings to remember Jesus’ journey to the cross and on to the empty tomb.”
For more information call 972-380-8001 or visit www.standrewumc.org.