EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Come celebrate the Risen Christ with us on Easter Sunday morning!
We invite you to worship with us throughout the week leading up to Easter, known as Holy Week, in order to enhance the meaning and power of Christ’s resurrection on Sunday. Know that all of these opportunities are family-friendly and we welcome all ages to participate. For those who prefer to have their young children in the nursery one is provided for most services. Check each listing for details.
Sunrise Service - 7 a.m. in the Courtyard
“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb…” (John 20:1)
Following in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene, our Youth and United Methodist Men are planning a beautiful worship experience to celebrate the empty tomb. Holy communion will be shared.
Meet us outside the sanctuary in the courtyard where we’ll witness the sun rise and remember those who first encountered the Risen Son. And bonus - stick around for a delicious breakfast to be served following worship!
Traditional Services - 8:30 & 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary
“Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ And she told them that he had said these things to her.” (John 20:18)
Join us in the sanctuary for worship as we praise God for the work accomplished in and through Jesus Christ. We’ll be renewed as we encounter the Living Lord through our choir joyfully leading us in singing, the gathered community praying, and Pastor Stephen Sanders proclaiming the good news of the Gospel. The 11 a.m. service will also be livestreamed. Nursery will be provided for the 8:30 & 11 a.m. services.
Online Worship Service | 11 a.m.
If you are unable to join us in person, you can still worship with us. The 11 a.m. service will be livestreamed on our website and on Facebook.
We look forward to celebrating Easter Sunday with you! Here's some information you may find useful:
- General information for first time visitors
- How to get here and where to park
- Find more information and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!
A note about Sunday School on Easter morning: Adults, check with your group to see if you will be meeting! Children, Sunday School is on and we’ll see you in the Children’s Building at 9:45 a.m. Youth, we won’t be meeting since we are leading the sunrise service but we’ll be back the following Sunday!
HOLY WEEK EVENTS
SUNDAY, APRIL 2 - SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 2
On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ entry into the city of Jerusalem as he came to celebrate the Passover Festival. To commemorate this, we’ll gather in the courtyard to begin our time of worship and then process into the sanctuary singing our hosannas and waving palm branches. Don’t be late or you’ll miss the parade celebrating Jesus’ presence in our lives! Services start at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The 11 a.m. service will also be livestreamed. Nursery will be provided for both services.
Good Friday - Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
On Good Friday we remember the events surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and burial. Through scripture, song, and ritual we will worship our God whose love knows no bounds. Join us in the Sanctuary at 7 p.m. for this meaningful experience. This service will also be livestreamed. Nursery will be provided for this service.
OTHER EASTER & HOLY WEEK EVENTS
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The Saturday before Easter, we will have several egg hunts (based on age), games, and crafts.
BYOB - Bring your own baskets, we'll provide the eggs and festivities.
We are so egg-cited to see all every-bunny there!
Break the Fast
Saturday, | April 8 from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
What is "Break the Fast"? It's a potluck breakfast to break the fast from Friday. Everyone please bring a large breakfast food item to share. It can be casseroles, fruit, pastries, whatever sounds good.
Here's the scoop about what this breakfast means to Oak Hill UMC: Many years ago when OHUMC was younger and smaller, we had a tradition during Holy Week of inviting the church family to join in a community fast beginning after dinner on Maundy Thursday until Saturday morning. We would meet at the Fellowship Hall and have communion to break the fast and then feast together. It was a really special time as a church family, the bond of knowing we were sacrificing together during this time of remembrance.
The fasting doesn't mean no food or water during this time. Fasting is a spiritual discipline but the fast involves what realistically works for that person. It doesn't have to be fasting from food. It can be fasting from TV, cell phone, social media, gaming, sweets, whatever is an intentional effort to remember Jesus on this day and what He did for us.
Join us on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 am to Break the Fast!