A Parent’s Guide to Holy Week at First Pres Argenta

 

Parents may be wondering what our Holy Week services are all about and which ones are right for your child(ren). Here is a quick guide to Holy Week at First Pres Argenta.

Our Maundy Thursday service (April 13 at 6 p.m.) is a simple supper of bread, cheese and fruit combined with some scripture and songs. We end with sharing communion around the table. It is an informal time that is designed to be accessible as well as meaningful to all who participate. Childcare will be available. Kids five and over may wish to stay and join us at the table. We start at 6 p.m.

Good Friday (April 14) is a tenebrae service or service of darkness that begins at 7:30 p.m. Through a series of readings and songs, we make our way through Jesus’ journey to and time on the cross. If you have a child who is afraid of the dark or if you do not feel it’s time for your child to hear the stark reality of what it means when we say that Jesus died on the cross, you may want to take advantage of the childcare option.

We have a nut-free egg hunt for elementary kids and younger at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Weather permitting, we will hide eggs for our pre-schoolers in the courtyard, and our elementary kids will go on a scavenger hunt to find their eggs. The hunt will be followed by refreshments and a craft in the fellowship hall. Please make a point to be on time. The eggs go fast!

Because most of our kids will be in school on Good Friday this year, we will have the Pray and Play stations of the cross out in the Fellowship Hall during the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Please make plans to stay a little bit after to go through the stations with your children. 

This year our Bluegrass Easter service will be our only Easter service. We will worship at our regular time of 10 a.m. in the courtyard. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move to the Fellowship Hall.

We hope you and your family will join us as we journey together toward Easter.

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