FARMINGTON — All are welcome to attend Holy Week services at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 110 Academy St.

Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Churches will be offering special services to recall the events of Jesus’ Passion.

At Henderson Memorial Baptist Church the week begins Sunday, April 13, with palms and a passion story. Worship Service will be at 9:30 a.m.

On April 17 there will be a service of Communion and Tenebrae at 7 p.m. This service recalls the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples. Pastor Crane will offer a meditation on “Are We Able?”

A series of scripture passages are then read to recall the events that led from the Lord’s table to his crucifixion the next day. As each passage is read another candle is extinguished to signify the lengthening of the shadows (or Tenebrae in Latin).

On April 18 the community is invited to a Good Friday service at Old South Congregational Church, 227 Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. This service is sponsored by Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry.

FAEM will also offer for the whole community an Easter Sunrise service to be held at 5:47 a.m. Sunday, April 20, on Voter Hill.

On Easter morning, April 20, Henderson Memorial Baptist Church and Summit Faith Community welcome visitors to an Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. and a celebration of the resurrection at 10:15. A combination of traditional Easter hymns and anthems, along with contemporary music from the Summit Praise Band, will ring out. Summit Pastor Ryan Goding’s sermon, “A Living Hope,” will be based on I Peter 1:3-5. The service will open with a meditation by Henderson Pastor Susan Crane sharing the good news from Matthew 28, when the two Mary’s discover an empty tomb and a risen Jesus.


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