Christmas Worship Services
Christmas Service of Hope and Remembrance
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
When Christmas feels like too much, come and breathe in a new spirit. Bring your grief and loss to the service of hope and remembrance — designed to minister to those in need of compassion and care. This “Blue Service” offers a word of hope and encouragement and special prayers for healing.
Family Celebration of Christmas
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
This family-friendly worship service will include readings of scripture, communion, familiar Christmas carols, and a live re-enactment of the Christmas story, as performed by the children of our church. Reconnect with Christmas through the spectacle of the Christmas pageant.
Traditional Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Prepare your hearts and minds for Christmas at this traditional candlelight service led by Dr. Bill La Barr, Senior Pastor. The Chancel Choir and organist Ken Surley will lead the congregation in familiar carols as we await the birth of Christ. Communion will be served to all who wish to receive it.
Midnight Service of Reflection
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Meditate and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas with this candlelight service led by Drs. Bill La Barr and Rusty Hedges. This service is prayerful in nature, as together we await the arrival of Christmas Day. Communion will be served to all who wish to receive it.
Easter Church Services
Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – Morning Service
This service is designed for those who would want to observe Ash Wednesday and receive their ashes before they go to work. The service will be no longer than thirty minutes followed by a thirty-minute study on prayer.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – Evening Service
In honor of this Holy day, the congregation is invited to fast and join together in a break-fast meal following the service. The meal will include juice, fruits, nuts, breads, and cheese.
Palm Sunday Worship
Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m
Our festive Palm Sunday services will feature a traditional “Procession of the Palms” by the children of PPUMC, and will also feature the children’s choirs performing special music for this holy day. This service marks the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates Jesus’ triumphant arrival to Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday Worship
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Participants of the PPUMC Student Outreach Ministry will be leading a very special worship service commemorating Jesus’ Last Supper. Music, liturgy, and the message will all be presented by the youth of our church. Child care available with 24-hour notice to email@example.com.
Good Friday Worship
Friday, March 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Music Ministry of PPUMC will present a Tenebrae Service, which will include a combination of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and choral anthems coinciding with the story of the passion, crucifixion and death of Jesus. This powerful service will feature the extinguishing of a candle at the end of each reading until darkness is reached, at which time the congregation is asked to depart in silence. This service represents the temporary extinguishing of the light of Christ from this world, preparing us more fully for the brilliance of Christ’s resurrection. Child care is provided.
Easter Morning Worship
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – Traditional Service
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 9:15 a.m. – Non-traditional Service
A Celebration of the Resurrection will be held on Easter morning at all worship services. The 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services will be identical, and will feature the Chancel Choir, the Sanctuary Bells, and Ken Surley on organ. Our 9:15 a.m. non-traditional service will feature the outstanding praise group, Plymouth Park Praise. Senior Pastor Dr. Bill La Barr will preach at all three services.