Religious Notes April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 19 Holy Week at First Presbyterian The Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church will be singing at all services during Holy Week. Dr. Deborah Simpkin King is Music Director. On Palm Sunday, April 5, First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey will hold services at 9 and 11 a.m. The Chancel Choir and the Agape Handbell Choir will lead the congregation in a rousing procession. At 8 p.m. on April 9, the Maundy Thursday service, “Hunger, Thirst, & Betrayal,” which commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Disciples will be held in the Memorial Chapel. On Good Friday, April 10, the Memo- rial Chapel will be the site for a solemn worship experience involving music, drama, liturgical dance, and candle symbolism, based upon the Passion and the Seven Last Words of Christ. This service will be held at 8 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 12, services will be held in the sanctuary at 9 and 11 a.m. and will include the Chancel Choir. The First Presybyterian Church of Ramsey is located at 15 Shuart Lane. �������������������������� ������������������������������������������ � ������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������ ����������������������� Grace United celebrates Holy Week Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff will host a live reenactment of the Last Supper in the sanctuary at 8 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 9. Also planned is a special Maundy Thursday communion in the chapel at noon. Visitors are welcome. Services for Easter Sunday, April 12, will be at 9 and 11 a.m. Trumpeters will be featured along with the Grace Church Senior Choir under the direction of Alan F. Newman, organist and music director. The Easter music consists of anthems, “Ring Ye Bells of Easter Morning” by Don Besig, The Hallelujah Chorus from George F. Handel’s “Messiah” and “Crown Him with Many Crowns” arranged by Noble Cain and featuring the Senior and Youth choirs. The final anthem to be performed is “He Is Alive” by Beryl Red, which leads triumphantly into the Easter hymn, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Grace United Methodist Church holds two worship services every Sunday, at 9 and 11 a.m., with Church School classes from cribs through grade five during both services. A Family Hour at 10 a.m. features Church School classes from grade six through adults and choirs and other activities for the younger children. Child care is provided. An adult Bible class is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. The senior pastor is Dr. David Wiley, and Rev. Rosanna Suh is the associate pastor. Visitors are welcome. More information on Grace Church is available by calling the church office at (201) 891-4595. Grace United Methodist Church is located at 555 Russell Avenue (Russell and Eder) near Route 208 in Wyckoff. Abundant Life sets special services Holy Week will be celebrated at Abundant Life Reformed Church in Wyckoff with special services. On Palm Sunday, April 5, there will be a 10:30 a.m. service featuring the Adult and Children’s choirs. There will be a 7:30 p.m. Communion service featuring the Adult Choir. This service will include the First Reformed Church of Hawthorne. On Easter Sunday, April 12, the Adult and Children’s choirs and the Handbell Choir will provide music at the 10:30 a.m. service. Abundant Life Reformed Church is located at 475 Lafayette Avenue in Wyckoff. Cedar Hill celebrates season Cedar Hill Church in Wyckoff will have Palm Sunday, April 5, services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Special music will be provided by the Kingdom Kids Choir and the Cedar Hill Choir Cantata, directed by Sharon Augsburger, will perform “Look to The Lamb.” On Good Friday, April 10, there will be a Communion Service at 7:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by L. Vandenberr, Men’s Praise, and Sounds of Celebration Bell Choir. There will also be a dramatic presentation, entitled “Witness to the Crucifixion.” The Cedar Hill Choir and Sounds of Celebration Choir will perform at the Easter Sunday, April 12, service at 10:30 a.m. Cedar Hill Church is located at 422 Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. Contact the church office at (201) 652-4277. April 5: ������������������������������������������������ �������������������������� ����������������������������������� ����������������������� ��������������������������������� ���������������������������������� � ������������������������������ �������������������������� ����������������� �������������������� ��������������������������� 10:30 AM 6:00 PM April 10: 7:30 PM ���������������������� ����������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������������ 10:30 AM April 12: Palm Sunday Service – Rev. Norman Brown – “Cry ‘Hosanna!’” Special Music: Kingdom Kids Choir Cedar Hill Choir Cantata – “Look to The Lamb” Directed by Sharon Augsburger Good Friday – Communion Service – Rev. Norman Brown “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Special Music: L. Vandenberg, Men’s Praise, Sounds of Celebration Bell Choir and a dramatic presentation titled “ Witnesses to the Crucifixion” Easter Sunday Service – Rev. Norman Brown “The Terrifying, Amazing Resurrection” Special Music: Cedar Hill Choir. Sounds of Celebration Choir Worship Service 10:30am & 6:00pm Disability Accessible Worship Service for the Sick or Homebound: 201-447-5300 e-mail: website: �������������������������  ���������������� Abundant Life Reformed Church Holy Week Worship Schedule 10:30 AM Service Adult & Children’s Choir Cedar ReformedChurch Hill Community A Christian A family of Christ where you belong! ��������������������� Palm Sunday - April 5th ���������� 422 CEDAR HILL AVENUE WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 Church Office: 201-652-4277 Maundy Thursday - April 9th 7:30 PM Service • Adult Choir Communion will be served combined with First Reformed Church of Hawthorne 555 Russell Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 (just west of Rt. 208) 201-891-4595 • Grace United Methodist Church “Experience Grace at Easter” Easter Sunday - April 12 10:30 AM Service Adult & Children’s Choir Handbell Choir and more... th The people of Grace invite you and your family to join with us in worship and fellowship this Easter season PALM SUNDAY SERVICES • Sunday, April 5 • 9 am & 11 am All worshippers will receive palms HOLY THURSDAY SERVICES • Thursday, April 9 at 12 noon • Service in our Chapel 8:00 - Communion and re-enactment of the Last Supper 4-1-08----CedarHillChurchEaster3x3 of the Tenebrae GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE • Friday, April 10 at 8:00 pm • Service 3col x 3”EASTER DAY SERVICES • Sunday, April 12 at 9 am & 11 am Abundant Life Reformed Church 475 Lafayette Avenue • Wyckoff, NJ 07481 • 201-444-8038 Open for PROOF... 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