Holy Week Worship

Palm Sunday March 25, 11:00 a.m.

Palm Processional – Children gather in the chapel at 10:50 am to sing and receive palms for our Palm Sunday processional. This simple and fun processional happens during the first hymn, so no special timing or prep needed! Just show up with your kids and head to the side chapel.

Maundy Thursday Communal Meal – March 29, 7:00 p.m.

Our Holy Week communal meal is specially geared to be family-friendly. Grapes, hummus, carrot sticks will give them plenty to eat. There will also be a central rug area with “work” materials such as coloring, reading, and clay for the kids to use as needed during the service. The service is interactive and encourages our littlest (and oldest!) to eat, ask questions, worship, and pray.

Ecumenical Service at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church   March 30, 12:00 p.m.

The Procession begins at Grace Church 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW at 11 a.m. and the Service of the Seven Last Words begins at 12 noon at Mt. Zion UMC.

Good Friday Tenebrae  March 30, 7:00 p.m.

“Tenebrae” means shadows or darkness in Latin. During this service we extinguish candles as we read the passion story. Through prayers, singing, and meditation we contemplate the suffering of Christ. The service ends in silence and darkness as we wait for the celebration of Easter. Recommended for children elementary age and up. Child care not available.

GPC Spectacular Easter Floral Workshop – Saturday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m.

We’re seeking 5 additional participants to join the flower team in arranging hundreds of tulips, roses, snap dragons and more in stunning Easter window boxes. This is a 2.5 hour workshop and is limited to 20 participants, working in teams. You can register through this form or via [email protected] by March 28. No experience required. Please bring floral scissors, spring fever and creativity!

Easter Egg Hunt – April 1, 10:40 a.m.

Between services we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for children 5th grade and below. Children will start to gather on the top floor Sunday School room at 10:40 a.m. to decorate their Easter bags and then the hunt will start at 10:55 a.m. in various locations around the church.

Easter – April 1, 9:30 a.m. & 11: 15 a.m.

These are two identical services. There will be children’s worship as usual during both of our Easter Services.