Holy Week and Easter Morning Services at First Presbyterian Church

On Palm Sunday, celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with activities for all ages in the Miller Gathering Hall, in addition to the adult Sunday School class, meeting in the choir room. At 10:45 a.m. the service will begin with the children and youth processing with palms to the opening hymn, All Glory, Laud and Honor. We will also collect the One Great Hour of Sharing special offering this Sunday.

The Maundy Thursday Worship service will be held in the Miller Gathering Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 13th. We will be thinking together about Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. We will gather around tables, enjoying each others’ company. Light refreshments will be served. As table groups we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

The Good Friday Tenebrae service will take place in the sanctuary on Friday, April 14th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Come and hear the Passion narrative of Jesus’ final hours in the quiet of the sanctuary. Mattie Long will conclude the service singing “Were You There.”

Easter Morning comes as the sun rises on the summit of East Rock Park. Join friends from First Presbyterian Church, First and Summerfield United Methodist Church, Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, New Haven Salvation Army, and neighbors of the East Rock community, in welcoming the glad news of Christ’s resurrection. The service begins at 6:30 a.m.

Easter Breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Miller Gathering Hall where tasty treats will be prepared. Strata and pastries, as well as juice, coffee, and tea are on the menu. Children and youth will present an Easter play in the Gathering Hall at 10:15 a.m., near the end of the Easter Breakfast. Come and share the joys of Easter morning with friends and families from our congregation and beyond.

Easter Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. The prelude will begin at 10:35. Join us for our celebration of the Resurrection, in word and music. Special music is planned for the whole service—Easter hymns and anthems, a joyous psalm, and the congregation, choir and organ all joining in the “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah to send us on our way.

An Easter Egg Hunt for children will follow the Easter morning’s worship service. All children are welcome to participate.