Holy Week, the days from Palm Sunday (when Jesus entered Jerusalem) thru Easter Sunday (which celebrates the Resurrection), begins Sunday, March 20. Here are the services and activities coming up at Collegiate/Wesley. You’re always welcome at any of them!
Sunday, March 20 | 8:30 & 11:00 AM | Sanctuary | “The Villains of Lent: The Mob”
Our Palm Sunday sermon wraps up our Lenten sermon series, The Villains of Lent. The final “villain” isn’t one person, but the crowds around Jesus in his final days. Rev. Jim Shirboun, preaching.
In addition, this is the final day for donations for the pantry at the Ames Homeless Resources Program. Click here for a list of requested items.
Maundy Thursday Worship
7:30 p.m. | March 24 | Sanctuary | “Meal of Passion”
This worship service, centered around the remembrance of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, will offer the sacrament of Holy Communion. Come, preparing to reflect on scriptures while singing Taize meditative hymns. Rev. Scott Grotewold will offer a message remembering minor characters (villains and heroes) in the passion story.
Good Friday Worship
7:30 PM | March 25 | Sanctuary |
We like Palm Sunday, and we love Easter, but Good Friday is part of the full story, too. Scriptures, silence, songs and shared reflections will guide us as we contemplate Jesus’ final days. Rev. Jim Shirbroun will lead this service.
Easter Sunrise Service
6:30 AM| Sunday, March 27 | Sanctuary
Please note that the Easter Sunrise Service will be held in the sanctuary of Collegiate/Wesley rather than at Reiman Gardens as in years past. We’re reluctant to divulge any details about the service at this point, but trust us when we say that it will be different than any Easter Sunday service you’ve been to before. It will be an entirely new celebration of Easter. You’ll just have to attend to find out!
7:30-10:30 AM | Wesley Hall
Please join us for fellowship and celebration at the annual Easter Breakfast. Egg casserole, baked goods, fruit, and drinks await you! There is no charge, though donations will be accepted. Invite your family and friends to come!
Rev. Scott Grotewold will be preaching an updated version of one of his most-requested sermons. At the conclusion of the service, all who are interested may come forward to join the Chancel Choir in the singing of “The Hallelujah Chorus.”