The First United Methodist Church of Melrose, 645 Main St., will initiate its Holy Week Services with special events leading to Easter Sunday. All are invited to participate.
On Maundy Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a communion service followed by the “stripping of the chancel” in preparation for Good Friday.
On Good Friday, March 25, there will be a traditional Service of “Tenebrae” at 7:30 p.m. The story of Jesus’ death will be told as candles are extinguished and the sanctuary is in darkness.
On Easter Sunday, March 27, there will be an ecumenical sunrise service at Mount Hood at 6:15 a.m. There will be a Easter Egg Hunt at the church for children at 9:30 a.m. All children are invited. The Easter Sanctuary service at the Methodist Church will be at 10:30 a.m. and will include brass accompaniment and a performance of the Hallelujah Chorus.