Holy Week

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This Sunday, April 9, we commence Holy Week with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the beautiful musical journey of the "Requiem" by John Rutter. Our choir will be accompanied by an array of instruments and soloists that will fill your spirit.

Children are invited to participate in our palm parade and blessing and Sunday school.

As Christians, we look at the terrible day when Christ died called Good Friday, April 14, through the lens of the Resurrection. Our Good Friday service is being led by our very own Reverend John Gibbon on Friday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. It is our hope that you will come to this moving observance of suffering and glory.

Easter Morning Festivities include an uplifting service with the York High School Brass Ensemble and special singing by our choir from Handel's "Messiah". Our guest minister is the Reverend Tom Norwalk, Associate Conference Minister of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Immediately after the service, our youth are hosting their Annual Bake Sale. Please consider making your favorite treat for Easter morning.

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Holy Week and Easter Dates

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Holy week and Easter are fast approaching.
First Congregational warmly invites you to be a part of
observing these sacred days.
Palm Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Our choir will present "Requiem" by British composer John Rutter.
This gift of music will be accompanied by a cello, oboe, flute, and an organ.
The soprano soloist for "Pie Jesu and Lux Aetema" will be
our very own Carina Kanzler. Celebrate with us Jesus' triumphal
entry into Jerusalem.
Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 p.m.
On the Friday before Easter we come together to commemorate the passion, suffering,
and death on the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Through music, scripture, and prayer, we observe this time together.
 Our worship leader will be the Reverend John Gibbon.
Easter Worship
Sunday, April 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Morning praises on resurrection Sunday include special music from
York High School's Brass Ensemble. Our guest minister is the Reverend Tom Norwalk,
Associate Conference Minister of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Festivities also include our Children's Easter Party and our Annual Bake Sale.
We extend a special invitation to you and yours to join us.

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