Holy Week Events
The Katonah United Methodist Church
is planning several special events for the Lenten and Easter season. All are welcome to attend. Bring your friends!
On Palm Sunday, April 13, at 9:30 am, Katonah United Methodist Church
will join the other churches of Katonah gathering at the old train station (now
Pepino’s Restaurant) for the annual ecumenical blessing of the palms and
procession through the village.
On Maundy Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 pm, the church, joined by Mt.
Kisco United Methodist Church, will hold
its annual Agape Meal (Love Feast) and Service of the Shadows commemorating the
Last Supper and Jesus Passion. Your
experience of the joy of the resurrection will be deeper and more meaningful if
you attend this interactive service. The
first part of the service is a convivial potluck supper of simple finger foods,
i.e., fruit, cheese, dips, crackers, and bread.
Beverages are provided. It’s a
festive time of fellowship. After the
supper, we enact a symbolic hand washing and move into the dramatic telling of
the Passion story by candlelight.
On Good Friday, April 18, at 12 pm, there will be a joint service at Mt.
Kisco United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main Street, Mt. Kisco.
The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 am at
the south end of the Cross River Dam.
On Sunday, April 20, the joyous Easter Service at 10 am in the church
sanctuary will feature special music and musicians. Violinist Lucie Gelinas will join music
director Keith Burton in accompanying the church choir’s stirring musical
celebration of Easter. A special brunch
will be served after the service. Please
sign up to bring something to share.
Help decorate the cross and bear witness to God's power and love to our
community. All attending the Easter
Service are encouraged to bring fresh, cut flowers to hang on the cross
standing outside on the church lawn. The
flowers symbolically transform the cross, an instrument of suffering,
humiliation, and death, into a symbol of resurrection, love, and victory. Flowers like daffodils, tulips, and daisies
from your garden or the super market are perfect.