A “Holy Week” of Activities
The week leading up to Easter is a busy time in any church, and your local “community church” of FPCE is no different. All events are open to anyone who would like to attend:
Palm Sunday starts the week on April 9 with our “emerging worship” service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Our praise ensemble will accompany the music while we share the old story of the triumphal entry through a reader’s theater presentation.
April 13 is Maundy Thursday. This year, we will share in a modified version of the Jewish Seder meal as we remember the Passover feast. Those attending will gather around tables, learning about various customs while recounting the story of the Last Supper. The service takes place at 7 p.m. in the Gathering Place in the back of the church.
A service of shadows and darkness takes us to Good Friday on April 14 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Candles, readings, drama, and quiet contemplation mark this service.
Finally, we rejoice on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m., singing shouts of “alleluia” and “he is risen!” Join us for the resurrection celebration.
Worship at Edgewood
Sunday Morning Worship is at 11:00AM September through May
and 10:00AM June-August
Worship services at First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood vary in style from Sunday to Sunday. Most weeks, worshipers will experience what we call "Classic" worship -- a traditional Presbyterian Reformed order of worship with organ accompaniment and choir music leadership. Once per month, "Emerging" worship takes place. This service, while still focusing on the 5 tenents of Presbyterian worship -- gathering around, proclaiming, responding to, sealing upon our hearts, and bearing into the world God's Word -- is presented in a relaxed atmosphere. A video projection screen is placed in the front of the sanctuary, a worship ensemble of mixed instruments accompanies song leaders, and God's Word is presented in a multitude of ways. Worshipers in this service will experience a wide variety of presentations, from reader's theater to VBS kids singing, choral presentations to standard sermons.
To see video of some previous Emerging Worship services, visit http://fpceworshipservice.blogspot.com.