Special Services

Throughout the year we gather for special times of worship other than Sunday mornings.  These are a few of those times.

  • Ash Wednesday.  We gather in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday to begin the season of Lent.  We do not emphasize giving something up for Lent.  Instead we use the Lenten season as a time to add or begin some life-affirming discipline.  Ash Wednesday worship helps us do that.
  • Maundy Thursday.  We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday evening, which is the Thursday before Easter, at 6:30 p.m.  According to the New Testament, this is the night that Jesus broke bread and blessed the cup at dinner with his disciples.   We celebrate the Lord’s Supper at this most meaningful time, and, as we do, we also remember the events of his trial and crucifixion, and look forward to our Easter celebration of his resurrection.
  • Good Friday.  The Good Friday Cross Walk that is sponsored cooperatively by many of our Scotia churches, starting this year at Scotia United Methodist Church, located at 210 N. Ten Broeck Street at 9:30 a.m.  On this day worshipers from many congregations come together.  As we do, we carry a wooden cross through Scotia from church to church, stopping for a few minutes in each sanctuary to listen to and reflect on Christ’s passion. The Cross Walk ends at our church at about 11:30.
  • Easter Sunrise Service.  No matter the weather, we gather at dawn on Easter morning behind our church, on the bluff overlooking Collins Lake for an Easter Sunrise service.  The service is followed with a light breakfast buffet of juice, coffee and hot cross buns in our fellowship hall.  Please join as at 6:30 a.m. this year.
  • Thanksgiving Eve.  We take time at 6:30 p.m. on the evening before Thanksgiving to worship and give thanks together.
  • Christmas Eve.  We have two services on Christmas Eve, an early service at a time that may vary from year to year, and another traditional service at 10:00 p.m. with a musical prologue that begins at 9:30 p.m.  Both of these services are candlelight services with lots of carols to celebrate the joy of Christ’s birth.

Join us in the sanctuary for any or all of these meaningful times of worship.  Let the worship of God enrich your life and help keep you in balance.

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