Holy Week begins April 14 with Palm Sunday. We will welcome the most holy of weeks on the Christian calendar by waving palms and reading the story of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and by marking the beginning of the Passion narrative.
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 6:30-7:30 PM. Maundy Thursday Service. Soup and Table Liturgy with Holy Communion. An informal service around the dinner table where we remember Jesus’ meal with his friends, remember his teachings to them, and conclude with Holy Communion and stripping the sanctuary for Good Friday.
Good Friday, April 19, 12:00-1:00 PM. Communal Reading of the Passion. Together we read the Passion Narrative, meditate in silence, and bear witness to the death of Jesus on the cross 2,000 years and reflect on the ways in which God Incarnate continues to be crucified today.
Easter Service of Light, April 21, 9:00 AM-9:20 AM. Meet outside the church by the fire pit as we welcome the day of Resurrection. We will bless our Paschal Candle and process through the darkened church to bring the Light of Christ. This typically somber service is not somber at QAUMC. Children are welcome. We make noise to announce the Resurrection!
East Egg Hunt, April 21, 9:20 AM-9:45 AM. Children are welcome to find a few eggs in celebration of Easter. This is a small and informal event. Unlike many community events where children try to find as many eggs as possible, this one invites children to work together to find eggs and celebrate the season communally, not competitively.
Easter Service Celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord, April 21, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Gather for Easter morning service as we proclaim the Risen Christ! All are welcome as we dust off and the Alleluias that have been missing in Lent, declare that God is alive and at work in the world, and participate in the mystery of our faith which says, “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again!”
Regular Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays
Duration: 60 minutes
Family Room: Available for those who want to use it
If you would like to attend Queen Anne UMC, you will be welcome. It is our dream to fill the church with the noise of children and to provide experiences that bring you into the presence of the Most Holy.
During worship, you will find that we sing songs deeply rooted in the tradition of the Church as well as songs written in the 21st Century.
Every week we celebrate Holy Communion, and you are invited to come and feast at Christ’s holy table.
We use screens for those who like to sing with heads raised and for whom worship is enhanced by viewing videos and images during the sermons. For those who find meaning in holding worship books and hymnals, those are provided as well.
We follow the lectionary – a series of assigned Biblical texts shared by most
mainline denominations. We bring the mystery of the ancient church into contact with our postmodern world believing that old and new can go well with one another.
We sing the Psalms and stand for the Gospel, chime bells, and still ourselves in silence. But, every now and then, you will find that we are also doing a ritual dreamed up by our own community.
Children are welcome to remain in worship, but we also have a family room for kids who need space to make noise or roam around. We also have a children’s program concurrent with worship that is geared for preschool through elementary ages. This program includes a lesson, prayer, a project/activity, and play.
Worship is central to the life of the community, and it is directly connected to the important work of cultivating a faithful life that is lived every day.
Classes, retreats, prayer services, time spent sharing faith in homes — these are as important as weekly corporate worship.
A community of faith is only as strong as the bonds formed within the community. This is what keeps us accountable to the Gospel and sustains us during times of spiritual crisis. Spiritual community takes both time and intentionality.
Worship sends us into the world empowered by the Holy Spirit to be agents of compassion and liberation in a hurting and broken world. There is no greater joy than to see the world as God does and to labor as God does to make it more perfect in love.
Therefore, it is our duty to one another enter into the passion of the world for the sake of all of our healing. A faithful life is one engaged in the pain of the world and alive in the joy of God.