Be a part of our Easter celebration at Plymouth, a service rich with tradition and community.
Beautiful music is an important part of Easter at Plymouth. The Plymouth Choir, under the direction of Bruce Oelschlager, Minister of Music, will sing the final movement of the oratorio Christus by Franz Liszt, entitled "Resurrexit." The choir will be accompanied by brass quartet, also playing during the prelude beginning at 10:30. At the end of the service, the congregation is invited to join the choir in the loft for the singing of the "Hallelujah Chorus" of Handel's Messiah.
Easter Egg Hunts for children attending church begin immediately after the service in Beecher Garden (Orange Street) and the Plymouth playground (Cranberry Street). If you are visiting Plymouth with children and would like to learn more about the day's schedule, please read "Planning Your Family's Visit at Easter."
Plymouth Church is easily accessible by subway (2/3 at Clark Street, A/C at High Street). Visit our Directions page for information on public transportation, driving and parking.
The 2013 Lenten Journey
"Grace for the Journey" is the theme of this year's Lenten season at Plymouth. The ancient spiritual discipline of Lent is a journey designed for spiritual growth and community building, an opportunity for faith to grow as we learn new ways to love God and our neighbor.
Plymouth's Lenten season began with our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 12, followed by Ash Wednesday on February 13. A five-week "Resources for the Journey" Lenten Sunday series with Revs. Fisher and Bunis concludes on March 17. As Holy Week approaches, Plymouth will end our journey towards Easter with a Maundy Thursday Agape Feast and Good Friday Tenebrae Service.
Wherever you find yourself on your Lenten journey, we invite you to join us.
Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, March 24 • 11:00 a.m.
PALM-PASSION SUNDAY Worship Service
in the Sanctuary, 57 Orange Street. Procession begins at Orange Street/Beecher Garden entrance at 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, March 28 • 6:30 p.m.
MAUNDY THURSDAY Agape Feast and Communion
The Agape Feast -- a tradition as old as the church itself -- is a family-friendly event open to all ages. The people of Plymouth gather to share a potluck Lenten supper much as the ancient Christians did. Please bring an entree, side dish or dessert to share (double the receipe!) plus a bottle of wine for communion; bread will be provided. All are welcome to attend: young and old, singles and groups, newcomers and old-timers. Please RSVP with Amy Talcott at the Church Office.
Friday, March 29 • 7:00 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY Tenebrae Worship Service
Plymouth observes this solemn day with the shadow and stillness of a Tenebrae Service in the Sanctuary. This opportunity for prayer and meditation upon Christ's Seven Last Words is a powerful prelude to the celebration of Easter. Nursery and childcare will be available beginning at 6:30 for children in Grade 2 and under.
Sunday, March 31 • 11:00 a.m.
EASTER SUNDAY Worship Service
in the Sanctuary, 57 Orange Street. A traditional Easter Egg hunt in Plymouth gardens follows the service.
Please contact the Church Office or check the current issue of the Plymouth eBulletin for further details.