Palm Sunday Service
One Great Hour of Sharing*
March 29 – 11 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
April 2 – 6:30 p.m.
Georgetown Ecumenical Service at GPC
April 3 – 12 p.m.
Easter Services and egg hunt for children
9:30 a.m. service (communion)
10:40 a.m. Easter egg hunt in the courtyard
11:15 a.m. service
(Both services with choir, brass and organ)
*One Great Hour of Sharing
On Palm Sunday at worship, you may designate your offering for “One Great Hour of Sharing,” a ministry of the PC(USA) that helps with disaster assistance, hunger, and development around the world. Please join us in supporting our sisters and brothers throughout the world by placing your donation in the OGHS pew envelope or writing “OGHS” on the memo line of your check.
**Georgetown Ecumenical Service at GPC on Good Friday
This year GPC hosts the Georgetown Clergy Association’s ecumenical service beginning at noon on Good Friday, April 3rd. Each year the local congregations gather for a joint Seven Last Words of Christ service in one of the local churches where seven preachers offer short meditations on Christ’s last words and we worship together in prayer and song as a broad community of Christian faith. In this beautiful service we realize the diversity within the village of Georgetown and remember the unity we share in Christ.
This year’s service incorporates music of François Couperin, including movements from his organ service for the parishes, and the second of his Leçons de Tenebrae. Composed in 1714 for the Holy Week services in the royal chapel of Longchamp and scored for countertenor and basso continuo, this music uses the Latin text of the Old Testament Book of Lamentations, in which Jeremiah deplores the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. These passages have been observed through Christian church history as symbolic of the loneliness of Christ, betrayed by Judas and abandoned by his apostles. Counter-tenor Charles Humphries and baroque cellist Sarah Biber are our guest musicians, joined by organist Mark Willey.
The service lasts for an hour and a half. If you cannot stay for the entire service, please join us for any amount of time you are able. An offering in the latter part of the service will be taken to support our joint work for the Georgetown Ministry Center. Please join us to welcome our fellow Georgetowners to our congregation on this important day of the church year. Also please note that because we are hosting this service, we are not having an additional evening Good Friday service this year.