Holy Week and Easter at United Church of Chapel Hill
MARCH 28 - Maundy Thursday Service (7:30 pm)
Richard Edens & David Mateo to preach. Chamber Singers will sing. On Maundy Thursday we remember the new covenant (Latin: mandatum) that Jesus gave his disciples -- “that you love one another.” On this night, the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus.
MARCH 29 - Good Friday Noonday Service (12 pm)
This family-friendly, contemplative service is a modified version of the traditional form of the Stations of the Cross. The congregation will travel to six stations around the church to mark and recall the last days of Jesus’ life. Along our journey we will listen to stories, sing hymns and say our prayers. Led by Susan Steinberg with organist, Bea Price.
MARCH 29 - Good Friday Service of Tenebrae in the Spirit of Taizé Prayer (7:30 pm)
The Good Friday service will be quiet and meditative, organized around congregational singing from the liturgies of the Taizé Christian Community, an international and interdenominational community based in the village of Taizé in southern France. Please join us.
MARCH 30 - Sábado de Pascua Servicio en Español (6 pm)
Easter Sunday (March 31)
7 AM Sunrise Service in Memorial Gardens
“In the sure and certain hope of resurrection, …”
Susan Steinberg will preach at this outdoor gathering. One of the prayers as a person’s ashes are interred into the ground proclaims that we do so in the sure and certain hope of resurrection. On Easter morning come and hear the echoes of that assurance as we sing and pray and hear God’s Word of “the sure and certain hope of resurrection.” Bea Price will play the keyboard.
7:30 Easter Breakfast
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a wonderful breakfast provided by the Fellowship Board
8:45 Easter Worship Service of Word and Sacrament
Jill Edens will preach. United Voices of Praise will sing and UCCH Brass Ensemble will play.
10:00 Easter Brunch
Between the two morning services, your Board of Fellowship will be serving a brunch of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham and manning a couple of omelet stations. Worshippers are invited to bring contributions of fruit, veggies, bread and casseroles to round out the meal.
11:00 Easter Worship Service of Word and Sacrament
Jill Edens will preach. Chancel Choir will sing and the Brass Ensemble will play. There will be ASL interpretation for the 11 am service.