The Richmond Register

March 22, 2013

Special Holy Week services at Berea UMC

Special to the Register

BEREA — The highlight of the church year begins Palm Sunday, March 24, at Berea United Methodist Church, and continues all through the week, culminating in the Easter Sunday celebration.

On Palm Sunday, the doors will open wide to welcome one and all to the traditional processional which includes special music and children carrying palm branches.

Services are 8:30 and 11 a.m. The church is located at the corner of Chestnut and Fee Streets in Berea. Call 986-3485 if for transportation or more details.

Holy Week continues with the final Lenten lunch of the season, featuring Dr. Sarah Little, family physician with St. Joseph Family Medicine.

This year’s theme is “Where Love and Mercy Meet.”  Lunch begins at noon in the Parish House, 101 Fee St., with a brief program including special music. Afer the program, a light lunch is provided.

Those attending should be able to see the program, enjoy a meal, and return to work within 45 minutes as the event ends around 12:45 p.m. Reservations are not necessary; simply come and join in the spirit of community and in celebration of Holy Week.

On Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., the Rev. Gary Rowan will lead the final study in a series of Lenten lessons. This DVD-led session is called “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus,” based on the book by Adam Hamilton.

At 7 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29, pianist Dr. Tom Seel and narrator John Paul Ramsay will present “A Memorial Service for the Man Named Jesus.” The worship will include classical and gospel selections overlaid by scripture verses illustrating messianic prophecy .

Saturday brings a lighter note, with an Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the church lawn.

The celebration rises to its peak on Easter Sunday, March 31, with special music at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services.