easter services and lent

Easter Services & Lent

Lenten Services – Begin Wednesday, Feb. 21

Each Wednesday, we will have a soup supper at 6:00pm 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, March 25

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 9:45am 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, March 29

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, March 30

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, April 1

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

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

Easter Breakfast Youth Benefit

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.

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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