Easter is a high holy day. Please come with all your highest hopes for a wonderful experience. It is a time when the church flourishes with the promise of new life discovered in the resurrection of Christ.
— Rev. Ken Timmerman
John Wesley will hold three services on Easter morning:
- 8:30 AM
- 9:45 AM
- 11:00 AM
Each service will last only 45 minutes in order to give time to clean the Leisure Ministries Room between services and make it easier for people to come and go without congregating inside.
You don’t need to sign up; just show up. Because our sanctuary is closed for renovation, we are holding services in our Leisure Ministries Room which has a limit of 175 people for each service. As we have no area for overflow, seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Our services will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel for those unable to worship in person.
As the city is still under a mask ordinance, everyone will have to wear some sort of face covering.
For our members, here are a few other tips:
- All seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Do everything you can to make others feel welcome. Introduce yourself to those you do not know. Encourage visitors to come again.
- If your family normally attends either 8:30 or 11:00 worship, please consider a “move” to the 9:45 service for this one Sunday. This may help accommodate families with guests or visitors who are looking for a church service on Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday there are more professions of faith made than all other Sundays combined throughout the year. It is very important that we make room for people who may be seeking a “starting place” in the church. “Moving” to the middle service demonstrates how much we want all the services filled for this important day. We have no overflow seating. That is why we make this request.
- If you would like to take pictures in front of the Living Cross covered with flowers, you are welcome to do so either before or after the service. By offering opportunities at both time, we hope to avoid a “log jam” and also make getting into or out of the church easier.
- As has always been the case, our parking is limited. Unlike some past Easters, we will not be running a shuttle service this year.
Last Easter the church had no congregation present because we were in the beginning of the CoVid shutdown. This Easter we can celebrate some forward movement on our return to normal worship as we rejoice in the triumph of Easter.
Join us as we celebrate the risen Christ through song, prayer, praise and preaching.