Easter at Nassau & Vandeventer

Ranging from the dramatic to the contemplative, Princeton United Methodist Church offers an unusual variety of services during the week before Easter.

On Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. the High School and Middle School choirs and instruments will present the “The Living Last Supper,” by Ruth Ellen Schram. This musical service, directed by Yvonne Macdonald, incorporates the Leonardo DaVinci painting as a model for the set (photo to left). It aims to portray a true picture of the Passover feast that Jesus celebrated with his disciples, and it will be followed by communion served to the congregation in groups of 12, as it was in the Upper Room.
On Good Friday, April 6, there will be a service at noon entitled “At the Foot of the Cross.” At 7:30 p.m., the Chancel Choir, with soloists and a chamber orchestra, will present “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Theodore Dubois. “This is one of the most powerful and inspirational choral works of the 19thcentury,” says Hyosang Park, music director. “Come and encounter Jesus Christ’s last moments at the cross.”
An Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 7, at 5 p.m. in the chapel, led by Anna Gillette, seminary intern, will be followed by refreshments.
Easter Sunday begins with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on the lawn in front of the church, followed by a continental breakfast. Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash, senior pastor, will preach traditional services of the Resurrection at 9:30 a.m. (with an egg hunt for younger children) and 11 a.m.

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