Palm – Passion Sunday
Worship on Palm Sunday will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20th. The service will open with a procession of children waving palms and then, anticipating Jesus’ Passion, move toward a reflection on Christ’s suffering.
A Tenebrae observance on Wednesday, March 23rd, will include musical selections and readings focused on the betrayal, arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. Our church’s musicians will lead this service starting at 7:00 p.m.
At 7:00 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, March 24th, worship will include a variety of traditional experiences: the Rite of Washing, Holy Communion, and the Stripping of the Chancel.
The Sudbury Clergy Association will offer an ecumenical observance of Good Friday at noon on March 25th at the Martha Mary Chapel adjacent to the Wayside Inn. At Sudbury UMC, worship on Good Friday will feature Tenebrae readings from Scripture, hymns, and prayers in Davison Chapel at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Davison Chapel with a service of baptismal reaffirmation. At 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Easter worship will include special music, and, at 11:15, Holy Communion. Pastor Joel will preach during all three services.
Please make Sudbury United Methodist Church your spiritual home during Holy Week.