Different Ministers Are Speaking During Holy Week At Decatur Methodist

The church is holding Holy Week services for the community.

at 300 East Ponce de Leon Ave. is inviting the community to Holy Week services.

Different ministers will speak at noon through Friday and different musicians will perform. The church will hold a "Taizé Service of Remembrance" at 7 p.m. Friday and Easter services on Sunday.

The Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert of First Christian Church spoke Monday. Here's the schedule of speakers and activities from the church webpage:

Monday, April 2
Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Music: John Cowden and
Patrick Littlefield

Tuesday, April 3
Rev. Greg Tallant
Holy Trinity Parish
Music: O Sacred Head Now Wounded -- J. S. Bach by Mitchell Weisiger, organist

Wednesday, April 4
Rev. Nathan D. Hilkert,
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
Music: Pie Jesu (from Requiem) -- M. Duruflé JulieBeth Golden, Mezzo Soprano

Thursday, April 5
Rev. Dr. Todd Speed
Decatur Presbyterian Church
Music: In Remembrance of Me (from “Celebrate Life”) -- B. Red  David Scott, Baritone

Maundy Thursday 
5:45 p.m.  Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Love Feast and Foot Washing Accordly to John‘s Gospel. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples during his last supper with them and we will observe this service. We conclude with an old Methodist tradition of a love feast that should make it a very special and holy evening.

Friday, April 6
Rev. Dr. David S. Naglee
Decatur First United Methodist Church
Music: Christ, We do all Adore Thee (from “The Seven Last Words”) T. Dubois, Spirits of Joy

Taizé Service of Remembrance
Friday, April 6, 7 p.m.

Service We gather on Good Friday in the chapel in quiet and prayer to remember Christ‘s sacrifice for us. The Taizé service provides ample space for personal reflection. Reading of Scripture combined with congregational prayer and music create an atmosphere of contemplation.

Easter Sunday Children’s Ministries There will be no preschool or elementary ministry offerings at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on April 8.

Preschool and elementary children are invited to join their church family in the fellowship hall at 9:30 a.m. for Easter Eats. Parents are responsible for their own children. A video will be set up in the children’s library for those who need a less stimulating environment.

Children are invited to join their families at 9:45 a.m. for Easter Eats and at 11:00 a.m. for worship. Activity books and coloring books will be available for preschool and elementary children to enjoy during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Nursery for infants through two year olds will continue to be provided throughout the morning on the first floor.


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