Holy Week and Easter (Invite a Friend to Join Us!)

Holy Week and Easter (Invite a Friend to Join Us!)
This year we made postcards for Easter. We sent one to every visitor since summer who has given us their address.

Now we want to ask you to spread Old First’s invitation farther. Take a minute and think who might like your invitation. Easter is one of the times that people might even be wishing they had a church to go to… And if someone offered to bring them?

So take a postcard and envelope after church this Sunday. Add a little note about why you are inviting them or where you will meet them. And get it in the mail in the coming week (as Sunday, March 24 is Palm Sunday already!)
Or make a call, or invite a relative or friend in person.

Here’s our schedule of services:
Palm Sunday — March 24, 11 a.m.: Join us as we welcome Jesus into Jerusalem (and as we process around the Sanctuary with our Palms).
Maundy Thursday — March 28, 7 p.m.: Join us as we gather with Jesus and his disciples for the Last Supper
Good Friday — March 29
  • Vigil, noon to 3 p.m.: We gather in the Sanctuary for the reading of the four Gospel accounts of Jesus’ Passion.
  • Evening service, 7 p.m.: Members and friends of Old First will share reflections, spoken and musical, on Jesus’ Last Seven Words.
Easter — March 31
  • Sunrise Service, 9 a.m., Race Street Pier (meet at church at 8:45 a.m.): We will meet the rising Son, as we go with the women to his empty Tomb.
  • Easter Potluck Breakfast, 10 a.m. (see details below)
  • Worship, 11 a.m.: All the joy and celebration of resurrection
  • Cascarones &Easter Egg Hunt , 12:15 p.m.

Parking during Holy Week & Easter
~Holy Week–We have expanded relaxed parking for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. In addition to 4th Street between Vine and Arch Streets, we may park on Race Street between 3rd& 4th St. (north & south sides of street) . Please observe ‘No parking anytime’ and ‘loading only signs’—DO NOT PARK in those areas. Remember to put your parking placard in the passenger side window.

~Easter–In addition to the above, on Easter morning we have parking permission to park under the Ben Franklin bridge (entering on 3rd & 4th St) and also relaxed parking on Race Street between 3rd& 4th St. (north & south sides of street) please observe ‘No parking anytime’ and ‘loading only signs’—DO NOT PARK in those areas. Remember to put your parking placard in the passenger side window.

Easter Breakfast
Egg casseroles (vegetarian and meat options) will be provided (the innards of all those cascarones!)

Please bring a dish to share. Feel free to bring your favorite Easter Brunch recipe, or use the following as a guideline.

If your last name begins with:
A-M: Danish, donuts, quick bread, coffee cake, etc.
N-R: Orange juice or other juice, milk, “box o’ joe,” etc.
S-Z: Fruit salad or cheese tray

Holy Week and Easter hold the heart of our Christian faith. You will be blessed by participating in the stories that culminate in new life. And with that promise, can we really fail to share the blessing?