Special Events of Holy Week and Easter 2017

First Congregational Church Tulare is housed in an historic white building with a steeple and bells.  We are located at 220 W. Tulare Ave.   Please, come! Let us welcome you.  Our special events and services are as follows:

 

Palm Passion Sunday

The order of worship is designed to take the worshipper from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the crucifixion.  This service is especially for those who may not be able to attend special services during Holy Week.  Communion will be served.

Maundy Thursday

We celebrate the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples before his crucifixion.  We remember his new commandment to love one another!

The service will be Thursday, April 13 at 7pm.  This service will feature Scriptures and congregational hymns.  The center piece of the service is communion to which all are welcome.

Good Friday

This cannot be called a celebration; it will be a somber time of prayer and reflection.  The time will include a story of the cross as told by one of the women who was there followed by prayers and the lighting of the candle of hope.

Sunrise Easter Worship

Disciples of Christ-Visalia have passed on to us the tradition of a sunrise service at the Visalia Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen Ave in Visalia.  Service will start at 6:15 so we can welcome the sunrise.  The service will be followed by a continental breakfast at First Congregational Church in Tulare.

Easter Worship

This joyous service starts with the flowering of the cross.  Worship will include favorite hymns, choir and bell choir, baptisms and confirmation, and communion.

There will be craft activities and an Easter egg hunt for the children.

Evensong

We have one event following shortly after Easter.

This annual event features sacred organ music played by Scott Horton.  This year Evensong will be held Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm.  The service includes a time of memorial for loved ones who have passed away the previous year.

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