VAN WERT — First United Methodist Church will host its Easter services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 21, at the church, 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert.
Calendar of events:
Palm Sunday, April 14 will feature children and choir processing with palm leaves at the 8:15 and 10:45am services. Pastor Chris Farmer will give the sermon: “Blessed…in making peace” based on the scripture from Matthew 5:9. The 8:15am early service features a blended style of worship, while the 10:45am service features traditional liturgy and music.
Maundy Thursday, April 18 will feature a service in Krout Memorial at 7:00pm. Communion will be offered at this service.
First Church will host the traditional community Good Friday service on April 19 beginning at 12:05pm. The service will begin with a procession of the cross beginning at 11:50am from the corner of Cherry and E Main Streets, in front of the YWCA. After processing down Main Street to First Church, the service will begin with a special offering being taken for ‘Haven of Hope.’ This is an initiative to address homelessness in Van Wert County. Special music will also be incorporated in this community service. The service is organized by the Van Wert Ministerial Association. The greater Van Wert community is invited to attend and worship together.
Easter Sunday, April 21, will be celebrated in all its glory and splendor at the 10:45am service. Brass instruments will join the congregation and Chancel Choir in a regal service celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Pastor Chris Farmer will be delivering the sermon: “Blessed…when you are afraid” from the scripture of Matthew 28:1-10. The pipe organ and grand piano will provide special music and join the choir and brass instruments with fresh arrangements of traditional Easter hymns. The blended service with more contemporary songs, led by Wayne Wells and a praise band will lead the 8:15am service on Easter morning.
If you are looking for a church home or haven’t been to church in a while, the loving congregation of First United Methodist and Pastor Chris Farmer invite you to celebrate this blessed season with them.