Easter Service - Holy Week
Easter Sunday Service is the climactic ending of Holy Week. Please join us to celebrate Holy Week including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday Ecumenical Walk of the Cross, Easter Sunday Service and Easter Egg Hunt at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ in Beaverton.
Palm Sunday - April 14 at 10 am
Holy Week begins with worship Palm Sunday in the Sanctuary at 10 am. Everyone will receive a palm as they enter the sanctuary. Pastor David will offer a special service entitled, “We Shape Our God, and God Shapes Us.” Worship will conclude with the building of the cross (made from the trunks of our Christmas trees).
Maundy Thursday - April 18 at 7:30 pm
The Maundy Thursday worship service draws its purpose and themes from historical events that our Christian tradition believed happened on the Thursday before Easter. It is a reenactment of the Last Supper. “Maundy” is the English form of the Latin word meaning commandment. Jesus’ new commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you,” is the focus of Maundy Thursday. This special service will be held in the Sanctuary.
Good Friday Ecumenical Walk of the Cross - April 19 at 10 am
Beginning in the Sanctuary at Bethel UCC and ending at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, a number of local churches gather to remember Good Friday. The Walk is a one mile pilgrimage through downtown Beaverton, with stops at several different “stations.” Each station examines a different aspect of Life, Peace and Justice through Scripture, personal witness and prayer. Representatives from various churches will lead us to each station. Walking between the stations, participants will carry a large cross to remind them of the cross that Jesus carried over 2000 years ago and which is still being carried today. The Walk of the cross is a great way to identify with Jesus’ historic walk, to consider the “crosses” of social justice to which Christ continues to call us, and to sing and pray with sisters and brothers from various Christian traditions
Easter Sunday Service - April 21 at 10 AM
We discover on Easter that “Love Wins.” This all-generational worship will celebrate Christ’s resurrection with special music, prayers and liturgy. Our sanctuary will be flooded with color from flowers given in honor or memory of loved ones. An invitation to sing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus will conclude worship.
After Worship, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages.