Thursday, March 15, 2018

UMA Holy Week Services

Holy Week can be a ‘piece of cake‘ to Christians as they shout ‘Hosanna’ on Palm Sunday and sing ‘Alleluia’ on Easter. Both are worthy, uplifting services. However, the African-American spiritual, ‘Do Lord, O do Lord, O do remember me,' contains one verse proclaiming 'If you can’t bear the cross, you can’t wear the crown' which applies to the two weekday events between Palm Sunday and Easter.  Maundy Thursday is a service that reminds of us of the last supper, of forgiveness, and of seeking peace. Hymns, prayer, Holy Communion, and sharing of crosses make up this service. Good Friday, the darkest day in the Christian calendar, reminds us of the cross, the betrayal of Jesus, and the indifference of people to those who are suffering. Readings by members of the community, an anthem, and prayers will be said and sung. Come to the United Ministry of Aurora, Thursday and Friday nights, March 28 and 29 at 7:00 PM to prepare yourself for the coming joys of Easter.  337 Main Street, Aurora NY 13026. All Welcome.

The United Ministry of Aurora
Worship Opportunities for

March 25 at 10:30AM - Palm Sunday
joyful procession and distribution of palms

March 29 at 7PM - Maundy Thursday
readings, hymns, sharing of crosses

March 30 at 7PM - Good Friday
readings, hymns, anthems

April 1 at 10:30AM - Triumphant Easter Resurrection
celebration with music and communion

337 Main Street Aurora NY
          All are welcome