Rev. John Shaver
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 9:30am
Dear SDUMC Family,
We begin our Holy Week journey on Palm Sunday (this Sunday) and leading up to Easter Sunday, April 4th (I had the great joy of sharing the Palm Sunday story with the SDUMC Preschool children – pictured above). I know that this Holy Week will still be different for all of us. But I believe that this will be a very meaningful and important week for all of us. The SDUMC team is working diligently to share the Holy Week story in various ways and we hope these opportunities will give you some fresh understandings for your own faith journey. As we continue to keep things safe, we hope you will participate in some of our Outdoor or Online Holy Week services, prayers, and experiences. Join us and open your heart to God speaking to you in new and fresh ways this year. The story of Christ's journey, his suffering, death, and resurrection is our story. Again, I pray you will join me in the journey and the discovery in the days to come! I hope to see you at a family-friendly outside worship hour at 9:30 a.m. (the service will also be Livestreamed). We have a number of special elements happening in worship this Sunday – invite a friend!
Grace, Peace, and Prayers for You and for our World,
(This service will also be livestreamed) Patio Behind Founders Hall
Holy Week Drive-Through
Join us for a Palm Procession in your car, and stop at the various stations for elements to lead you through Holy Week. We will also have a picture stop with a special guest, an Egg Search for children and another Fill-A-Truck Food Drive event (see needed items to the left).
Palm Sunday - Easter Sunday
Stations of the Cross and Prayer Inside The Sanctuary
We will have the Sanctuary open (following all protocols and limited to 25 people at a time). Please come to pray and take some time to view the Stations of the Cross artwork. This will be our first time to begin worshipping through prayer inside the Sanctuary.
Prayers and Communion at 6 PM with Rev. John
(Look for a link in the Wednesday Email)
(A Worship Experience to share at home will be emailed this week and Rev. John will share some Maundy Thursday Readings and Communion on Zoom at 6 p.m. there will be a link in Wednesday’s email)
(We will share a Good Friday Service with many of the clergy from SDUMC and music from Sarah Amos, Donna Johnson, Olivia Hardy, and the SDUMC Virtual Choir on a special email and it will be running on Facebook and our Website starting at Noon)
Outdoor Good Friday Gathering
– Noon – Founders Hall Garden -
Rev. John and Rev. Chelsea will share some special Good Friday readings behind Founders Hall at Noon.
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
(An Easter Vigil prerecorded service will be emailed to you on Saturday)
Three Outdoor Worship Hours
8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
(Watch for detailed information)