Lent and Easter at Emmaus

Discovering God in the Quiet

Schedule of Lenten Events

  • March 5th, 10:30 AM Intergenerational & Communion Service
  • March 12th, 10:30 AM Sermon: Nicodemus
  • March 19th, 10:30 AM Sermon: Woman at the Well
  • March 26th, 10:30 AM Sermon: Healing Acts
  • April 2nd, 10:30 AM Intergenerational & Communion Service
  • April 9th, 10:30 AM Palm Sunday 
  • April 13th, 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday
  • April 16th, 9:00 AM Easter Brunch
  • April 16th, 10:30 AM Easter Service
  • April 16th, 12:00 PM Easter Egg Hunt

All are truly welcome!

Worship

Intergenerational & Communion Services  –  Sunday, March 5th and April 2nd, 10:30 AM

Our monthly service where children Pre-K and up are invited to stay for the entire service, and communion is served. We believe the communion table is God’s table, and all are welcome to participate if they wish. Our Christian Education coordinator, Matt Knonenborg, will help co-lead the March 5th sermon that is designed to be engaging to youth and adults alike.

Palm Sunday Service - Sunday, April 9th, 10:30 AM

The beginning of Holy Week is our Palm Sunday service. We mark Jesus’ entrance to the city of Jerusalem. We will feature a performance of our children’s chimes. Palms will be given to children as part of the occasion. Our Sunday Schoolers Pre-K and up will combine for a lesson featuring age-appropriate renditions of the stations of the cross.

Maundy Thursday Service - Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 PM

We reflect on the evening of the Last Supper with a service that will deal with the harsher aspects of the events of Holy Week. This is a service that is aimed at adults, and will deal with the more grisly parts of Jesus’ ordeal during his final days on earth. Communion will be served - all who attend are welcome to participate. 

Easter Service - Sunday, April 16th, 10:30 AM

He is risen! Join us as we celebrate the resurrected Christ. Our Easter service will feature joyous music and reflection. It is preceded by a fellowship brunch, and an Easter egg hunt will follow.

Fellowship

Family Sing-A-Long - Sunday, March 19th, 5:30 PM

Pizza will be ordered; bring a side dish to share (or not), and a couple bucks towards pizza if you have it. Held at Emmaus' Parlor.  We'll be singing a selection of kid-friendly folks songs, hymns, etc. Bring a guitar if you have one!

Easter Brunch - Sunday, April 16th, 9:15 AM

Our Easter Sunday celebrations begin with a potluck brunch. Bring a dish to share, and enjoy fellowship with the Emmaus Congregation before celebrating our risen Lord at the Easter Service.

Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 16th, after service

Following our Easter service, we will continue in one of Emmaus’ happiest traditions - an Easter egg hunt! Children will gather on the playground before being let loose to try and find eggs.  Easter eggs will contain small treasures.  When the empty eggs are returned, each child will be given a small bag of sweet treats.  Nut free bags will be available. 

Learning

Bible Study – Wednesdays at 10:00 AM 

Held every Wednesday morning in the Emmaus parlor, we explore the text for the following Sunday morning service. 

Lenten Class on Prayer: Thursdays, March 2nd – April 20th at 7:30 PM

In the Lenten Class on Prayer, participants will be equipped to bring their ordinary concerns to a loving God. We will be using the text, "Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home," by Richard J. Foster. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book. The three functions of prayer (moving inward, moving upward, and moving outward), as well as the importance of silence, will be emphasized. 

Note: this class is now full.

React & Respond - Sunday, March 19th after service

We will gather after service for an informal small group discussion, facilitated by Rev. Kristen, where we can offer reactions and questions to the scripture and sermon, “Woman at the Well.” 

Giving

One Great Hour of Sharing – March 26th Service

The One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) special offering of the United Church of Christ involves you in disaster, refugee/immigration, and development ministries throughout the world. With OGHS you aid development programs including healthcare, education, agriculture and more.