Easter at Messiah Church
Join Messiah Church in person or online to celebrate Holy Week & Easter Sunday – the life, death & resurrection of Jesus.
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Palm Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 2 @ 8:30 am and 10:30 am CT
Join us in our annual Palm Processional as we celebrate by waving palms and singing to re-enact Jesus’ triumphant arrival into Jerusalem!
To participate in the Palm Processional in person, please arrive 10-15 minutes early and gather in the atrium – the processional begins promptly at the start of worship. To participate in the processional from home, click below for directions on how to make your own paper “palm” ahead of time, or just wave your God-given palms!
Experience these services, complete with communion, in person or online at MessiahChurch.org/live.*
Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 7 @ 7:30 pm CT
This year’s Good Friday Worship – Service of the Nails – is a series of readings, responses, silent reflection, and prayer designed to help us enter deeply into the meaning of Good Friday and the good news of the cross. Our Chancel Choir with piano, violin, and cello will offer the beautiful music.
Experience this service in person or online at MessiahChurch.org/live.*
Easter Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 9 @ 8:30 am and 10:30 am CT
Celebrate at two services, when we rejoice that He is alive! Join us at 8:30 am for a traditional Easter service complete with bells and brass OR at 10:30 am for a contemporary Easter service with our worship band…both with special music and the Easter message The Resurrected Life.
Experience these services in person or online at MessiahChurch.org/live.*
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9 @ 9:45 am
All kids (through 5th grade) are invited to a KID Street Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday between worship services (9:30-10:30 am). We’ll gather in the atrium first, then the hunt begins at 9:45 am, followed by Easter crafts and activities in Heritage Hall. If you join us for worship too, all kids will receive an Easter gift! Everyone is welcome!
NOTE: On Easter Sunday, KID Street Sunday School will only meet during the 8:30 am worship service. (Children start in worship and are dismissed to Sunday School mid-service.) At 10:30 am, families are invited to worship together. The nursery, for children birth through age 3, will be available at both services.
* Worship times listed are Central Time (CT). These services streamed online live at MessiahChurch.org/live at the time indicated, and available on demand after broadcast time at MessiahChurch.org/live/ondemand.
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Each year, Messiah Church selects two organizations to receive our special Easter Offering. Your 2023 Easter Offering is a gift to Bloom Early Learning & Child Care and Emma Norton Services:
Bloom Early Learning & Child Care is a non-profit early learning center located here at Messiah Church, with a special mission to make the highest quality childcare, programs, and curriculum accessible to the entire community. The Easter offering supports the Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance for children of low-income families, allowing parents to work while their children receive otherwise unaffordable quality care. For more information on Bloom, visit www.bloomearlylearning.org.
Emma Norton Services combats poverty in the Twin Cities by partnering with women, children, and families who are homeless and experiencing the challenges of mental and/or chemical disabilities. ENS provides affordable housing, basic needs, and support services in an environment that fosters stability and encourages personal growth. Each year, Emma Norton Services helps over 250 people by providing a supportive community, resources, and personal development opportunities while they work to build a better life without having to worry about basic needs. For more information on Emma Norton Services, visit www.emmanorton.org.
Give online (below) by selecting “Easter Offering” and indicating a recipient, by texting a dollar amount to (763) 333-2673 and following the prompts, or by mailing a check (indicate “Bloom” or “Emma Norton” in the memo) to: Messiah Church, 17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447. Undesignated gifts will be evenly distributed.