Getting ready for Easter at the Highlands Congregational Church

The Melrose Highlands Congregational Church congregation welcomes everyone to join in these events being planned for the pre-Easter period and then especially for the joyous celebration on Easter Sunday.

Thursday April 13th: Maundy Thursday Union Service. This union service with First Congregational Church will be held at First Congregational, 121 West Foster Street, Melrose, at 7 p.m. This is a service of music, prayer and contemplation. Tenebrae (pronounced ten’e-bree), comes from the Latin for shadows and is one of the Christian church’s oldest Holy Week celebrations.

Friday, April 14th: Good Friday –Labyrinth Walk with Stations of the Cross. The Labyrinth at MHCC will be open from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. This labyrinth experience of the Stations of the Cross integrates a sensory and symbolic experience of the Passion. More information about labyrinths may be found at http://www.mhcc-ucc.org/the-labyrinth-at-mhcc.html.

Sunday, April 16th: Easter. The day of joy begins with the 5:45 a.m. ecumenical Sunrise Service at Mt. Hood. The 10:00 a.m. worship service in the Highlands sanctuary celebrates the Resurrection. Join us as the cross is transformed into a thing of beauty. Following the service, there will be an Easter egg hunt for the children on the church lawn. All are invited.

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