HOLY WEEK 2017
Maundy Thursday, April 13
Foot Washing 5:30 p.m. (New Time) ~ Fellowship Hall
For centuries Christians have acted out a foot-washing ritual as a way to show caring and humility in our relationships with one another, loving the way that Jesus loves. Foot-washing is a powerful ritual and a way to include all ages in the Holy Week story and is engaging for the oldest and youngest members of our community and everyone in between.
Dinner 6:00 p.m. ~ Fellowship Hall
Our mid-week meal together will be on Thursday during Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 p.m. ~ Sanctuary
A stunning centerpiece of our Holy Week observations, this Tenebrae-inspired service (“service of shadows”), comprised of music, readings, prayers, and communion, will feature music from the FCC Festival Choir, organist Barbara Baird, and guest soloists Amalia Osuga and Mahsheed Massarat, two talented vocalists from the University of Oregon. The service will also feature both FCC and guest instrumentalists, officiated by the Reverend Melanie Oommen.
Mezzo Soprano Mahsheed Massarat is a senior vocal performance major at the UO. She has been a featured soloist with the University Singers, the UO Opera Ensemble, the Springfield Strings Ensemble, and the Eugene Women’s Choral Society.
Good Friday, April 14
6:00 am – 6:00 pm Good Friday Vigils
Please sign up to hold vigil in the Chapel on Good Friday anytime between 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Participants may sign up for 30-minute sessions. Bibles and devotional materials will be provided.
Easter Sunday, April 16
Worship Services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Two identical Easter services, featuring Bell and Festival Choirs, and concluding with the massed “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
Easter Morning Activities and Fellowship Hour ~ 10:00 a.m.
PreK-K (Ages 5 & younger): Meet in the Chapel for egg hunt.
1st-3rd Graders: Meet in 1st-3rd grade Sunday school classroom for egg hunt.
4th-5th Graders: Meet in 4th-5th grade Sunday school classroom for treasure hunt.
6th-12th Graders: Meet in Senior High Youth Room (upstairs) for Easter egg games and relays.
Fellowship Hour for all in Fellowship Hall.