Holy Week at Hope UCC
You are invited to be part of any and all of the special services during Holy Week as we deepen our understanding of the Holy Presence in our lives. Please be sure to invite friends and family to any and all of these events.
Palm Sunday, April 14: “Invited to Shout Out”
Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 18: “Invited to Serve and Remember”
5:30-6:00 p.m. Service of Foot Washing in Sanctuary. Arrive anytime during this portion of the evening and
participate in the ritual of foot washing based on the Gospel of John (we will also wash your
hand if that is your preference).
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Meal in Fellowship Hall. A communal dinner of soup, salad, and bread will be served
that will transition into the service of Holy Communion around our tables.
6:30 p.m. Holy Communion and Tenebrae Service in Fellowship Hall. Hear the words of betrayal as candles
are extinguished. At the conclusion we will strip the communion table as we leave in silence. If
you choose not to come to dinner, please arrive by 6:20 in order to participate in
Holy Communion. We hope all will join us for this meaningful moment during Holy Week.
Good Friday, April 19: “Invited to Follow to the End”
7:00-8:00 p.m. We will gather in the sanctuary to reflect on the story of the events following the arrest of Jesus.
We will reflect on the story using visual imagery, scripture, hymns, and prayer.
Saturday, April 20: “Invited to Play” Easter Festival
10:00-11:30 a.m. What a fun way to spend the morning! Families of one and families of many are welcome to
come and enjoy activities and fellowship. We will paint flower pots, decorate frames, make bird
feeders, dye Easter eggs, and much more! Invite a friend and join the fun!
Easter Sunday, Sunday April 21: “Invited to New Beginnings”
6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service in the Memorial Garden. Yes, it will be a bit chilly, but bundle up and join
us for this informal service which is a beautiful time to celebrate our risen Savior! Communion
will be served.
10:00 a.m. Easter Celebration Service. Our most joyful service of the year. Plan to invite friends and family
to celebrate! Communion will be served.
Lectionary Bible Study
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Mealsite at Hope UCC Sundays at 6:00 pm
Bell Choir Rehearsals
Please save the date of Thursday, May 9 for the Mother Daughter Banquet. Please watch for further details coming soon.
1st Saturday of every month at 8:00 AM
Worship: Sundays 10:00am
Children's Sunday School 9-9:45am
Fellowship Potluck Dinner -
1st Sunday of month 11:00am
Mealsite: Served Sundays at 6:00pm
3324 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265
Monthly Fellowship Potluck
1st Sunday of every month following worship
3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 PM
Hope Book Club
We invite you to readTheNightingale, a novel by Kristin Hannah, then join us for discussion April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Platinum Room at the Moline Public Library.
Reel Theology April 13: Jesus Christ Superstar
What better time to join together and watch (and sing along?) this classic film of the 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for thearrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. This movie is rated G – there is some violence during the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus. Please bring the family and invite your friends!
Join us for a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. with the movie, singing (!!), and discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m.