Holy Week at Edmonds UMC

Easter Egg Offering
Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Last summer Hurricane Maria rushed through the island of Puerto Rico bringing devastation. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is continuing to rebuild homes, lives, and infrastructure. Edmonds UMC children have been learning about the stones in the Bible. This Lent, our church kids can buy stones to help UMCOR rebuild Puerto Rico by filling the Easter eggs they'll receive in worship on Sunday, February 25, with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Return filled eggs to the church on March 25.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 25 | 9:00a.m. & 10:30a.m. worship | Sanctuary
Joyful “Hosannas” will ring throughout the Sanctuary as well celebrate Jesus entry into Jerusalem on this festival day. Our Lenten Children’s Offering will conclude when they return their eggs filled with coins for rebuilding in Puerto Rico. Music provided by the Children’s Choir and Chancel Choir.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, March 29 | 7:00p.m. | Sanctuary
In this service we remember the washing of Jesus’ feet, his last supper with his disciples, and his time of prayer in the garden of Gethsemane before his arrest and crucifixion. A service of holy communion will be shared and there will be a time of reflection and prayer as we enter into the final days of Lent. Rev. Sandy Brown will be preaching and music will be led by Charisma.
Good Friday - Tenebrae: A Service of Stones' Shadows
Friday, March 30 | 7:00p.m. | Sanctuary
The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. It is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering where we will relive his Passion in scripture and music, led by our Chancel Choir. Gradually seven candles will be extinguished to symbolize Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, crucifixion and death. The final candle, the Christ candle, will remain lit but will be removed from the sanctuary, representing Jesus’ time in the grave but hopefully anticipating the joy of Easter Sunday.
Easter Vigil
Saturday, March 31 | 7:00p.m. | Amphitheater
For much of the church’s history, the Easter Vigil was the central service that celebrated Christ’s resurrection and victory over death. We will join in this tradition of keeping the vigil by once again lighting the new fire, remembering beloved biblical stories of God’s goodness and salvation, sharing a meal of holy communion and welcoming new members into our congregation. This service of joy is our re-introduction to the resurrected Christ and gives of a taste of what’s to come on Easter morning!
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1 | 9:00a.m. & 11:00a.m. | Sanctuary
Let us gather to rejoice as one at the resurrection of Christ. Pastor Sandy’s sermon series, Journey of Stones will conclude with the stone rolling away from the tomb in “The Final Stone.” Celebrate the day with a fanfare of music from the Chancel Choir, Brass, and our Organ.

Become a member of Edmonds UMC during the Easter Vigil

Individuals currently taking the Disciple’s Path class and those able to meet one-on-one with Pastor Sandy will be received into the church as new members during the Easter Vigil service on Saturday, March 31. To meet with Pastor Sandy, please contact the church office at 425-778-2119.