The most meaningful time of year for Christians is Holy Week. It begins Sunday, April 14 during 11:00 am worship, with the children leading the palms processional as we recognize Palm Sunday – Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm, we reenact the Last Supper in this most Brethren of services – the Love Feast. We share in fellowship with a simple meal. We share in service by washing one another’s feet. We share in love and remembrance with communion. All (those who are not members or even Brethren) are welcome to participate or observe, as you are comfortable.
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, we will host the Community Good Friday Service, where we contemplate the crucifixion of Christ. This meditative service features a time of silence, Scripture reflections and the combined choirs from NCOB and the Nokesville United Methodist Church singing a response to each reading to reinforce the mood.
The week culminates with the celebration of the Resurrection – the Easter Sunday service at 11:00 am. In order to truly appreciate the joy of this service, it is important to make it a priority to experience the events of the week that leads up to it. Commit to walking in the footsteps of Jesus on his journey to the cross, and to celebrating his victory over death.
Some Christians make a point of giving something up during Lent, but Pastor Angela suggests “giving something away” instead. Join her for a Gratitude Workshop on Saturday, March 30th at 10 am. You will be guided through a series of prompts to “give your thanks away.”
She wrote: “As I’ve been preparing to lead this workshop, I’ve been really excited by my evolving understanding of what the word “gratitude” even means. Is it something we “owe” someone because of their generosity – or is it so much more? I hope you’ll come and explore how focusing on gratitude, even just a little bit, can change everything!”
Please bring $10 for the workshop – we will use note cards as part of the workshop, and the money will go towards Major Maintenance. Invite your friends.
Thursday, March 29 – 7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday Love Feast Celebration – All are welcome to observe or participate as we partake of four elements of worship: Silent Confession, Footwashing, Agape Meal and Communion. This is perhaps the most meaningful service we share together in community.
Friday, March 30 – 7:30 PM
This year’s Community Good Friday Service is at Nokesville United Methodist Church at 12550 Aden Road. The pastors and choirs from NUMC, NCOB and Asbury United Methodist Church all participate in this moving worship experience.
Sunday, April 1 – Easter
Join us as we celebrate Easter together. Coffee Fellowship is at 9:30 am, Church School is at 10:00 and the Easter worship service begins at 11:00 AM. All are truly welcome!