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Maundy Thursday

Worship at 7pm at FPC. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on the night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). 

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Good Friday

Worship at 7pm at Central United Methodist Church. It’s easy to think that the only goodness to be found in this story is on Easter morning, so why do we call the Friday when we remember Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, torture, and crucifixion “good”?  Well, because there is no exuberant Easter joy without Friday’s sacrificial

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Holy Saturday

Worship on your own. If your family is like mine, Holy Saturday isn’t necessarily a reverent or contemplative day.  There’s food to prepare for Sunday’s Easter celebration.   There are plastic eggs to be hidden, then found, and boiled eggs for the kids to dye.  It’s messy and loud and fun, which sounds like the exact

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