Holy Week

Holy Week

Holy Week
March 24-29 2024

Holy Week is a week of Christian observances leading to Easter Sunday. The week begins with Palm/Passion Sunday and progresses through Holy or Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. It concludes with the celebration of Easter Sunday.

PALM/Passion SUNDAY WORSHIP
Sunday March 24
8:30am The Table
11:00AM Traditional Worship
Sanctuary & LiveStream

Palm Sunday, also called Passion Sunday, is the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter. On Palm Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem by waving palm branches at the beginning of the worship service. Also part of the service is remembering the Passion, the suffering experienced by Jesus Christ on his way to the cross.

Both services will be held in the FUMC Allen Sanctuary and live streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel with The Table at 8:30am and Traditional Worship at 11:00am.

A NOTE FROM CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

The children will lead the Palm Sunday processional at the 11:00am traditional service. If your child attends our 9:45am Sunday School, the teachers will keep them in the Children’s Large Group area and prepare them for the 11:00am processional.

If you child does not attend Sunday School, we invited you to drop off your children in the Children’s Area by 10:50am. They will join the Sunday School kids to process into the sanctuary waving their palm branches for the 11:00am service. Children’s Time will take place right after the processional and children will be returned to their parents. Younger children (ages 4 and younger) will return to the nursery.

Palm Sunday Bake Sale
Sunday March 24
8:00am-12:30pm
Atrium

Shop for your Easter treats at the annual United Women in Faith Palm Sunday Bake Sale on Sunday March 24. Your support of this bake sale benefits the Women in Missions college scholarship fund, which directly supports our youth and young adults.

MAUNDY THURSDAY
Thursday March 28
7:00pm
Sanctuary

Join us for Maundy Thursday worship in the FUMC Allen sanctuary. During this service, we’ll observe the sacrament of Holy Communion and remember Jesus’ commandment to “love one another and serve one another.” The service concludes with the stripping of the altar of all worship elements as we prepare to enter Good Friday.

Child care will not be available for this service.

Good Friday
Friday March 29
7:00pm
Sanctuary & Livestream

Join us for Good Friday worship in the sanctuary and on our livestream platforms.

Our Tenebrae service of darkness is characterized by the gradual extinguishing of candles as we read scripture detailing Christ’s last night with his disciples at the Mount of Olives, his death on the cross, and to his burial in the tomb. The service includes a time where we hammer nails into a cross that will later be carried out to the courtyard at the end of the service.

Child care will be available for children ages 4 and younger. Children in grades K-4 are encouraged to attend our Good Friday Children’s Experience.

 

Good Friday children’s Experience
Friday March 29
7:00pm
CHILDREN’s LARGE GROUP AREA

We invite all children in grades K-4 to our Good Friday Children’s Experience. During our time together, we will use various activities from Cokesbury to learn about the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion in an age-appropriate way.

Nursery will be available for children ages 4 and younger. Our older students (grades 5 & 6) are encouraged to attend the Good Friday service with their families.

For a schedule of Easter services, click HERE.