Seaside United Methodist Church will host several special worship experiences and events during Holy Week 2014. All these events are open to the public.
April 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Worship Center
Our Maundy Thursday communion service is a dramatic recollection of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and is a preparation for our Good Friday events. The service begins in celebration, includes the sharing of the Lord’s Supper, and ends with the removal of all the sanctuary decorations in a darkening room as the congregation departs in silence.
April 18, 2014, noon in the Worship Center
The Noon service is one of two services held on Good Friday, the day of Jesus Crucifixion. Special music punctuates the service that ends in the symbolic nailing of our sins onto a specially prepared rough hewn cross.
Good Friday Evening-Tenebrae
April 18, 2014, 7:00 pm in the Worship Center
Tenebrae, or a service of Darkness, is one of the most dramatic services of Holy Week. The darkness grows as readers read a series of 16 readings from the Gospel of John’s account of Jesus crucifixion. At each reading, a candle is extinguished until the sanctuary is in near total darkness.
6:15 am at the Sunset Beach Pier
The Beach Sunrise service is the highlight of many family Easter Celebrations. Timed to begin just before Sunrise itself, the crowd gaters in darkness as the sun begins its Easter ascent over the Atlantic Ocean, looking East up Sunset Beach.
8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am in the Worship Center
The Easter Celebration services at Seaside include our usual variety of Sunday Worship formats. At 8:00 am, the congregation will share in a traditional Easter Service with a full processional, the dressing of the altar, and the celebration of Holy Communion. The 9:30 service is an Easter celebration with a contemporary flair. And the 11:00 service is a traditional Easter Celebration with a full choir and great music.
Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 am on the South Lawn (weather permitting)
We certainly don’t want to forget our children on Easter as families from near and far gather for our annual Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt. Geared mainly for our younger children, hundreds of eggs are scattered across the south lawn for our children to gather. Bring your Easter Baskets!