Easter Season at Vestavia Methodist

PANCAKE DINNER

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 1 for this fun event to kick off the Lenten Season.
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ASH WEDNESDAY

March 2 is the official beginning of Lent. On this day of penitence, ashes are placed on our forehead to represent our mortality.

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LENTEN SERMON SERIES

Historically, the period of Lent was a time to prepare new disciples for Baptism at Easter. There is an accompanying video series available with study questions for small groups and Sunday School classes who want to study the topics together available.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS

We have videos for each “Station of the Cross,” as well as a digital download of the booklet, if you wish to participate in walking the Via Dolorosa.

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HIKE TO THE CROSS

Join the VHUMC clergy at McCallum Park (on Rosemary Lane) on Saturday, March 19, at 9:00 am, as we take a leisurely hike together. We will stop periodically to remember each of the 14 stations of the cross (the events that happened to Jesus from the Last Supper until His resurrection on Easter Sunday).

EASTER EGG HUNT

Join us for an Easter egg hunt on the Sanctuary Lawn, April 10th at 3:00 pm. Don’t forget your camera for pictures with the Easter bunny!

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PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday is when we celebrate Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem with the waving of palm branches. As the crowd welcomed Jesus so long ago, they cried hosanna, waved their palm branches and even put down their coats in his path.

HOLY WEEK LUNCHES

As we enter the week before Easter we prepare our hearts for what is known as Holy Week. In this time VHUMC has multiple opportunities of worship and prayer that you can take part in. Check out what we have in store for this sacred time of the year!

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MAUNDY THURSDAY

Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper, and we will do the same. Our service will be held in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm and will focus on Holy Communion and end with the “New Command” that Jesus gave to his disciples and to each of us.

GOOD FRIDAY

We call Friday of Holy Week “good,” because we live on the Easter side of that day. We know the outcome and what Christ went through for us, so it is a “good” day. Our Good Friday service will be held at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. We will reflect on the suffering of Christ, building the contrast between Jesus’ death and the resurrection. We cannot fully appreciate the resurrection until we have gone through the suffering.

EASTER CROSS

We invite your family to participate in celebrating the risen Lord on Easter morning by placing flowers on the cross located on our front lawn. Flowers will be available in a large container, or please feel free to bring your own. We ask that you continue to safely follow social distancing guidelines while participating in this long-standing tradition of our church.

LENTEN OFFERING

This year, our offering will benefit Rise Against Hunger and disaster relief through our mission partners that we work with all year.

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