Palm Sunday gets its name from the story in the bible in which Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem after traveling all across the country with his disciples teaching. He enters the gates on a donkey and is met with crowds laying down their coats on the path before him and waving palm branches in joy, signifying the people acknowledging he is the messiah. This day begins a week of remembrance for Christians known as Holy Week. We start with this celebratory-like service we gather for services throughout the week following Jesus' Passover meal, crucifixion, death, and resurrection.
Available April 9th at 6:30 PM
The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." This service is in remembrance of the Passover meal shared between Jesus and His disciple the night before his betrayal and arrest. It is this meal Christians base the act of communion off of a regular sacrament of receiving juice and bread, the blood and body, remembering Jesus' promise of a new covenant between God and all people.
Available April 10th at 6:30 PM
The Good Friday service at FUMC Temple is in the form of a drama focusing on Jesus' 7 last words. This solum service remembers the torture and death of Jesus, the Son of God. While it does involve themes of sadness and despair, all services are appropriate for all ages.
Sunday Morning Available April 12th at the following times
Short Early Service: 8:30 AM
Contemporary Service: 9:45 AM
Traditional Services: 11:00 AM (live)
Easter Sunday is the pinnacle of the life of Jesus and the focal point for the entirety of the Christian Faith. This day we celebrate the complete and total resurrection of Christ Jesus. He indeed died, His body laid in a tomb for three days, all whilst He descended to Hell and defeated death, and on the third day, His tomb was found empty. Jesus walked alongside Mary, visited the disciples, meeting them where they hid in fear, and graciously met their doubt with the truth of his literal return. We celebrate Easter to remember sin and death are not endpoints when we welcome God into our life. We celebrate God meeting us where we are, and bringing forth the most radical of transformation through his forgiveness and power to not leave us as he found us.