At present, we are following the recommendation of WOC Bishop, Gregory V. Palmer, by suspending all Epworth sponsored activities through Easter. That said, please know we are looking forward in faith, continuing to plan for worship, and hope to gather and celebrate again with you all very soon! We will be prepared upon reopen with sanitization procedures to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable members. We will keep you posted as we continue to work through these details.
After we re-open our doors, please use your best judgement on whether or not to attend our gatherings. If for any reason you feel you should stay home, please don’t feel guilty, and know that you are loved.
February 25 | 5-7pm
We will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage to support S.W.A.T. Student Ministries in the gym. Purchase tickets with cash or debit/credit at the door, but group table reservations are available by emailing Pastor Dave at [email protected] Carry-out is available at no extra charge. The cost is: $8/adults, $4/kids 4-11, Free, kids 3 & under, $20/household. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors, everyone is welcome!
February 26 | 12 noon & 7pm
The Ash Wednesday service is marked by the imposition of ashes which signifies repentance (usually in the shape of the cross), which points us to the good news yet to come on Easter morning. Ash Wednesday is a powerful day in our faith as we are able to openly recognize our sinfulness, our frailty, and stare death in the face as we confess our need of a savior. We invite you to join us for one of our two services at 12 noon and 7pm, as we begin the Lenten season.
Thursdays, February 27-April 9 | 7pm
Join Pastor Beth in the deep end to learn more about the five essential spiritual practices of worship, study, serving, giving, and sharing our faith in a six-week study by Adam Hamilton, The Walk. How do we walk with Christ – daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? Email Pastor Beth to sign up.
April 9 | 7pm
Also known as Holy Thursday or Good Thursday, Maundy Thursday has been celebrated since the earliest days of the Christian Church. It commemorates Jesus' last supper with his disciples and the institution of the Lord's Supper. The night of Maundy Thursday is the night on which Jesus was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane. The term Maundy Thursday comes from the old Latin name for the day, "Dies Mandatum," i.e. "the day of the new commandment" referring to the command given by Christ at the Last Supper, that we should love one another, before he washed the feet of his disciples.
April 10 | 12 noon-4pm
From Gethsemane to the Tomb, come walk with Jesus on Good Friday through the Stations of the Cross. This self-directed worship experience takes place in our sanctuary, come when you can and stay as long as you like. Each of the fourteen stations focuses on moments leading to Jesus’ death on the cross. The stations are portrayed in artwork created by Epworth members and friends from the community and inspired by scripture. Open to the public.