Holy Week Services

This schedule is subject to change based on the current coronavirus restrictions and internet capability and may change.  Check back for the latest happenings.

April 5th – Palm Sunday –  The 8:30 a.m. service will be recorded for Blue Ridge Cable, Channel 11, and can be viewed at 12:00 noon. Both 8:30 & 11:00 am services will be live streamed via Facebook**, and the recorded sermon/services will be available on Facebook and the church web site for viewing at a later time of your choice. 


April 9th – Maundy Thursday Service – This 7 p.m. service will be live streamed on Facebook**. It is open to the public i.e. you do NOT need a facebook account to watch this live streaming! This is a public account. Just click on this link! https://www.facebook.com/FirstChurchFUMCEphrata/. Communion will be served by drive-through following the service. A single pre-packaged, self-contained communion serving will be available for your immediate family, but due to the limited supply we have only enough for 100 persons. Pastor Walter will remain at the carport for 45 minutes to accommodate those who choose to come.


April 10th – Good Friday Service – Pastor Walter, via ZOOM (either video or audio), will conduct a brief service at 12:00 noon, and then leave the sanctuary view open for prayer until 3:00 p.m. A live screenshot of the sanctuary chancel with worship music will be available until 3:00 p.m.


April 12th – Easter Sunday – There will be no sunrise service. The 8:30 a.m. service will be recorded for Blue Ridge Cable, channel 11 broadcast, and can be viewed at 12:00 noon. Both 8:30 & 11:00 am services will be live streamed via Facebook**, and the recorded sermon/services will be available on Facebook and the church web site for viewing at a later time of your choice.   


**All services that are live streamed on Facebook will stay on the Facebook page for those who want to watch it at another time. Same link as above. Again, this is available to all as our Facebook page is a public page. Those with Facebook accounts can also host a “Watch party” and invite friends to watch it with them.