Third has a Purpose (a Mission!):

Celebrating Christ’s love together
through worship, service, fellowship and education . . .

And we have a Vision of how God wants us to live into the future:

 

We will be a community of Christ’s disciples,
and the presence of Christ to our neighbors.

In the Christian tradition, Lent is a season of preparation for Easter.  As we move through this holy time, all are invited to join us for the various services and activities we have scheduled during Holy Week, as follows:

Palm Sunday; Sunday, April 13 - Join us for breakfast at 8:30 AM and experience the celebratory atmosphere that existed when Jesus made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem a week before his death and resurrection.  With a waving of palms, we process into the sanctuary for worship at 10:00 AM.

Maundy Thursday; April 17 at 7:00 PM - Maundy Thursday, or “Holy Thursday” is the Thursday before Easter, and commemorates the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he was crucified.  At Third, we conduct a “Tenebrae” service, a ceremony that begins in candlelight and goes progressively darker as it moves along, the intent being to recreate the bleakness of the betrayal that occurred that night.

Easter Egg Hunt/Holy Pilgrimage; Saturday, April 19, 11:00 AM - A good time is always had by all at our annual egg/holy treasure hunt.  The gathering starts inside with music and a brief explanation of some of the symbols of Easter, then the fun moves outside to the hunt!  Round up the kids, bring your own baskets and join in!

Easter Sunday; Sunday, April 20 at 10:00 AM – Join us as we celebrate with Christians the world over the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ.  Typically, this is the best attended services of the year in many churches, so come early!  Nursery and Little Lambs is provided for children from birth to 3 years.  We warmly welcome you to worship on this Holy Sunday!