easter services and lent

Easter Services & Lent

Ash Wednesday

There will be two services on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. The first will be at Solvang, 1202 Jacobs Drive, at a time tbd. The second will be at Bethesda at 7pm.

Lenten Services

Beginning March 4th, every Wednesday we will have a soup supper at 5:45pm followed by a Mid-Week Lent (Holden Evening prayer) worship service at 7:00pm. Please sign up to bring soup, bread, or other goodies to share and the church will also supply some soups (cash donations gladly accepted!)

Palm Sunday & Easter Egg Hunt

On Palm Sunday, we begin worship gathered together in the entryway. As we wave palm branches in the air, we symbolically become the crowd that welcomes Jesus into Jerusalem, on the day that begins his journey to the cross; a week that begins with triumphal praise and ends with our God dying on a cross. As we sing the processional hymn, we will walk into the sanctuary (waving our branches!), place our branches at the foot of the cross and then find a seat by the side aisles.

In addition to our palm procession, at 10:00am on Palm Sunday, we have a community Easter Egg Hunt! This is a wonderful time to share the spirit and warmth of our church family with children and their parents in our community. We take donations of candy and supplies for the hunt in the weeks leading up to this special day.

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday Service, April 18

At 7:00pm, we gather as Christ’s family to remember the night in which he was betrayed. This service will conclude with Holy Communion and the Stripping of the Altar.

Good Friday Service, April 19

At 7:00pm, we gather beneath the cross, to worship and remember Christ who gave his life for us and for our salvation. This will be a service of increasing shadows leading to darkness.

Easter Sunday Services, Starting April 21

Make sure that you bring a fresh flower to place on the entryway cross!

8:00am – Traditional Worship
9:30am – Traditional Worship
11:00am – Contemporary Worship

Easter Breakfast Youth Benefit 2019

Every Easter Sunday, the children involved in the Bethesda youth programs host a breakfast and all proceeds go to funding the youth programs and their trips in the summer. This breakfast is free (donations are welcomed) and you have the chance to be waited on by the youth of Bethesda!

This breakfast is from 7:00-11:00am so that you can have the chance to worship and eat breakfast before or after your regular service. This breakfast takes the place of coffee hour as well. Adult volunteers are most helpful in the kitchen and in canvassing the parish hall for special needs. Please contact Pr. Tom or Stephanie the office. 

See below for timeline breakdown:

  • 6:45 – Early shift begins, choir families may eat
  • 9:00-10:00 – Busiest traffic hours. All hands on deck, unless your family must worship at 9:30.
  • 11:00 – Clean-up occurs during the 11:00 service. We need a good clean-up crew to worship earlier and work until about noon. Some years this has been left to a small, overworked crew.

 Note: Please plan to worship at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 and work around those plans.

Easter Flowers

If you’d like to donate Easter flowers in memory or honor of a loved one, forms are available in the entryway. You’ll want your flowers to be at the church by Maundy Thursday.

Contact Us

Office Hours
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)


4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

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