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Easter Sunday at St. Andrew Methodist Church

The Easter Season is one of the most important celebrations in the life of the church. Join us and experience the power of faith and hope and the joy of Easter as we journey to Glory and celebration of Christ’s resurrection.

This Easter season St. Andrew will once again offer its powerful Stations of the Cross experience, an outdoor, audio-guided, spiritual walk of prayer and reflection. Come on your own time from dawn until dusk during Holy Week, download the QR code in front of the sanctuary, and prepare your heart for Easter Sunday as you journey through Jesus’ experience making His way to the cross. We also invite you to visit standrewmethodist.org to discover our Lenten Companion Guide and an inspirational Lift Podcast.

Wednesday Lenten Services are held weekly through March 27 in the Hasley Chapel, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Services feature music, scripture, prayer, and Holy Communion. These serene gatherings offer a peaceful mid-week pause for spiritual reflection and communion.

During the week of March 24 – 31, St. Andrew will celebrate Holy Week – the events leading up to Easter – and Easter Sunday. On Palm Sunday (March 24), we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We will continue with teachings about Maundy Thursday (March 28), the Last Supper, where Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Holy Communion and washed the feet of his disciples as an act of humility and service. As we reflect on the sacrifice and love of Jesus for humanity, we will celebrate Good Friday (March 29), His crucifixion and death at Calvary, and, finally, on Easter Sunday (March 31), we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

 

Holy Week | March 24 - 30:

Palm Sunday | March 24 | 9:30 and 11 a.m. | Sanctuary

Celebrate Christ’s triumphant return into Jerusalem as he rides in on a donkey, fulfilling the prophecy. The people rejoice and lay palms in his path and shout, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the Palm Processional at all Palm Sunday services for the waving of the palms.

 

Maundy Thursday | March 28 | 7 p.m. | Sanctuary

Share Holy Communion remembering Jesus with his disciples at the Last Supper. Music, scripture, and spoken word will tell the story of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, the betrayal of Judas, and Jesus’ arrest.

Maundy Thursday Children's Programming: Children will eat a meal together and be in fellowship with their friends just like Jesus and his disciples did at the Last Supper. We will learn about this special day and partake in Holy Communion (3 months to 5th grade).

 

Good Friday | March 29 | 7 p.m. | Sanctuary

The weight of the crucifixion is impossibly heavy, yet it’s necessary for us to fully understand Easter. Unexpected music powerfully weaves through scripture, liturgy, and messages in this service of gradual darkness.

Good Friday Children's Programming: Children will walk with the disciples from the table to the cross. Though the story of this day is dark, it is holy, and it is good. It is important, even for a child, to know the whole Easter story (ages 3 months to 5th grade).

 

Holy Saturday | March 30 | 8 p.m. |Hasley Chapel

Holy Saturday is a time to acknowledge the darkness from Good Friday with Jesus in the tomb while also recognizing that the resurrection is imminent. This intimate service in Hasley Chapel starts in darkness and gradually becomes lighter as music and scripture are shared.

 

Easter Services:

Sat., March 30

5:30 p.m. | Traditional Easter | Sanctuary

5:30 p.m. | Contemporary Easter | Smith Worship Center

 

Sun., March 31

7 a.m. | Sunrise | Hasley Chapel

8 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. | Traditional Easter| Sanctuary

9:30 a.m. | Contemporary Easter| Smith

11 a.m. | Contemporary Easter | Sanctuary

 

Visit https://www.standrewmethodist.org for more information. Join us!

 

St. Andrew Methodist Church, founded in 1986, is located on 21.2 acres in Plano, Texas, and has more than 7,000 members. The church hosts over 2,000 people each weekend for worship services in both a traditional style with the classic pipe organ and a contemporary style with an LED center screen and lighting technology. St. Andrew extends an open invitation for all to be a part of a community ready to embrace faith in Christ that is real, practical, and life changing.  Many opportunities are provided to gather on campus and serve locally, regionally, and globally. Through Invite Ministries, St. Andrew’s publishing house, and Beacon of Light, a mental health ministry, St. Andrew offers innovative ways to reach Christians within its congregation and out in the community. The new 300-seat Hasley Chapel provides worship and other gathering opportunities in a scenic and more intimate setting. In 2022 St. Andrew became an independent Methodist Church seeking to live more like Jesus every day and to learn in deeper ways what it means to follow His teachings, live in community, and serve the world. 5801 West Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewmethodist.org; call (972)380-8001.

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