301 First Street NW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Worship Sunday at 9:30 am
On Easter Sunday this year, we’ll be covering the cross with paper butterflies instead of fresh flowers. We need your help to make those butterflies!
Sunday, March 20 – During Sunday School (11:00-Noon), the children will make butterflies out of coffee filters, paper plates and plain paper.
Wednesday, March 23 – Starting at 2:00, adults are welcome to make butterflies, too.
Or, you can make your own at home. There are LOTS of ways to make butterflies, but here are the links to the methods we’ll be using:
Early in the morning on the first day of the week, three broken-hearted women approached the tomb of their beloved friend and teacher, Jesus. They expected to anoint his body for burial, making their final good-bye. Instead, they found the stone was rolled away, the tomb empty and an angel declaring, “Don’t be afraid! He has been raised, he is not here!”
Join us for worship at 9:30 am as we sing “Alleluia!” and celebrate this good news that “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!”
Service includes the Butterfly-ing of the Cross, as we cover the cross with paper butterflies as a symbol of new life and rebirth. (Make your own or use a butterfly created by others.)
An Easter Egg Hunt for children up to Grade 4 will take place following worship in Memorial Park (rain/cold location – in the church)
On this first day of Holy Week, we begin with waving palm branches and shouts of “Hosanna!” as we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We will have palm branches for everyone. Children of any age are invited to process in with their branches.
Then, our focus turns to “the rest of the story” as we read through Mark’s version of the last hours of Jesus’ life–the last supper, praying in the garden, Judas’ betrayal and Jesus’ arrest, the trial, Peter’s denial, Jesus’ appearance before Pilate, the crucifixion, and his death and burial.
9:30 am in the Sanctuary