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Holy Week at PCUMC

Posted on: April 17, 2019

Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week, as we waved our palm branches exalting Jesus, remembering His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We now progress through Holy Week with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, all leading up to the Easter Sunday celebrations.

Read on to see what events we have during Holy Week at Pendleton Center Church.


Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified.

On Maundy Thursday, this Thursday, we will have a service at 7:00 PM, but it will be different than the Seder services done in the past. During this service, we will celebrate Communion and go to the "Garden of Gethsemane" for prayer. It is a holy time of remembrance and reflection.


Good Friday

Often it is asked, “Why do we call it ‘good?’” But God is good, taking all the sins of the world, yours and mine upon Himself, and dying on the cross for us. Only a good and loving God would do such a thing for us!

The Sanctuary will be open for prayer from 12:00-3:00 PM. These are the hours traditionally believed that Jesus hung on the cross, dying for each of us. Take some quiet time, either at church or wherever you may be, to express gratitude and awe for all that God did and all He is doing.

Join us for our Good Friday Service at 8:00 PM. On Good Friday, we experience some of the suffering and pain Jesus endured on the cross. We take time to remember how much of a sacrifice was made and the reason it was necessary - our own sin. In the good times and in the bad, God is there. He wants us to know about the pain He endures, not only on the cross but every time we sin. But He especially wants us to know He loves us!

During the service, we will offer nursery care for children 0-2 years and Jr. Church for 3 years to 3rd grade.


Fish Fry Dinner

Our last fish fry of the Lenten season is this Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM. 

Besides our fried haddock, we also offer shrimp, chicken fingers, or even combo platters for those who like all three! We also have an option for those who don’t eat fried food: baked haddock, offered with either regular or Cajun seasoning.

Afterward, join us at our Good Friday service at 8:00 PM.

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Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the last day of Lent, where we wait in anticipation for the resurrection of Jesus on Easter morning!

We will have a Holy Saturday Easter Vigil service at 5:00 PM. At our Easter Vigil service, we remember our baptism and anticipate the resurrection of our Lord.


Easter Sunday

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Easter Sunday Worship at 9:00 & 11:15 AM. Our Lord has Risen! On Easter Sunday, we will again shout “Hallelujah!” to our King.

We offer nursery care for children 0-2 years and Jr. Church for 3 years to 3rd grade.


Holy Week Quiz

How much do you know about Holy Week, the sacred time between Palm Sunday and Easter? Take this short, 10 question, Holy Week quiz and find out!

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