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. Learn more.
Wednesdays | 6:30pm
Come and be renewed at Wednesday Oasis, a weekly Christian education night at 6:30pm or virtually. A variety of classes are offered on Wednesday nights or virtually. This Lenten season we're offering the classes listed below. Click here for full details and descriptions for each class.
This Holy Week, we are blessed to offer our community the opportunity to join us and listen to the following prominent leaders within the United Methodist Church. Click here for a brochure with pictures and more info about each speaker. Services Monday-Thursday & Saturday will be livestreamed at epworth.com/live
Guest Preacher: Bishop Will Willimon, 8:30am, 9:45am, 11am - Learn more.
Guest Preacher: Dr. Robert Schuller, 7pm - Learn more.
Guest Preacher: Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., 7pm - Learn more.
Guest Preacher: Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, 7pm - Learn more.
Guest Preacher: Bishop Al Gwinn, 7pm - Learn more.
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.
Stations of the Cross | 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. Learn more.
Guest Preacher: Dr. Laurence L. Welborn, 7pm - Learn more.
Preacher: Dr. Stephen Lowell Swisher, 4:30pm - Learn more.