February 23, 2020

Come to worship at 10:00 a.m. and enjoy foot-tapping, soul-lifting jazz music! We will celebrate the last Sunday in Epiphany with great music and good fellowship as we lift up our voices to praise God. Bring a friend! We will also take a special offering that day for much-needed disaster relief.

The season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  Join us  at 7:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock for a joint Ash Wednesday service.

Holy Week

You are invited to Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday worship. April 5, 10:00 am: Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and we gather together for a special worship service. Sanctuary Singers and Men’s Chorus will be singing.

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7:30 pm Service of Tenebrae: The word “tenebrae” means shadow. Come hear the story of Jesus’ final hours as he chooses to let the shadow of death overcome him. This is a quiet, moving service when God’s love and God’s willingness to give his Son for us is made clear.
Because this is a solemn service, we encourage older children to attend with their parents and younger children to take advantage of childcare in the nursery.

Good Friday, April 10, Vigil and Prayer Services. Beginning at 6:00 am and continuing until 7:00 pm on Friday the sanctuary will remain open for those who would like to enjoy the peace and silence. You may come to sit, pray, listen to music, and reflect on God’s movement in your life and the world around you. There will be Prayer Stations set up around the sanctuary for anyone who would like to offer prayers.

~A short prayer service will be held at noon and a closing prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm.

Easter Sunday. April 21, 6:00 am: Sunrise service in back of the Woodstock Academy. “On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb…and found the stone rolled away from the tomb”. Come and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the beauty of the early morning.

10:00 am: Celebration of the Resurrection! Let us sing our praises to God and give thanks for the gift of forgiveness and new life. Sanctuary Singers will be singing, and bells will be ringing!