2018 Holy Week Services
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ” – Psalm 118:19-24
Palm / Passion Sunday: March 25, 2018, 8:45am and 10:00am
We will begin our worship by waving palm branches as we recall Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Then we shift into recalling Jesus’ final hours as presented in Mark’s Gospel.
Holy Thursday: March 29, 2018, 7:30pm
We will gather to recall the last supper which Jesus shared with his disciples and will celebrate Holy Communion. As we hear the scriptures for the day, the altar will be stripped until all that remains is the cross with a crown of thorns, leading us into Good Friday. Music by the Chancel Choir.
Scriptures: Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday: March 30, 2018, 12:00pm
We are invited to join the congregation of Rockville UMC as we worship at noon, remembering the events surrounding Christ’s death on the cross. Rockville UMC is located at 112 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. The church sits between W. Montgomery and W. Jefferson Streets. There is a very small parking lot immediately adjacent to the church. The larger parking lot is directly across W. Jefferson St. from the church.
Easter Sunday: April 1, 2018, 8:45am and 10:00am
Come and joyfully celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with us at one of our Easter services:
At our 8:45am casual service, we will celebrate in the Chapel-in-the-Woods, located off the back parking lot. In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors.
At our 10:00am traditional service, we will celebrate in the Sanctuary with music by the M Street Brass, Chancel Choir, and Bells of Faith.
Scriptures: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18
Families are encouraged to worship together as Sunday School classes for all ages will not be held. The Nursery will be available from 8:30am to 11:30am.