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Easter 2022

Encounter the Risen Christ. Celebrate new life.

​SUNDAY, APRIL 17

WORSHIP

8:00 A.M. AND 9:30 A.M.
SANCTUARY
11:00 A.M.
SANCTUARY & LIVESTREAM

Celebrate Christ’s resurrection with this triumphant worship service on the holiest day of the Christian year. FUMC Austin has an adjusted worship schedule on Easter Sunday, April 17, with three worship services at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. and a butterfly release at 10:30 a.m. on the Capitol grounds.

lent - palm sunday

PALM SUNDAY
APRIL 10

9:00 A.M. | SANCTUARY
11:00 A.M. | SANCTUARY & LIVESTREAM

Like those who greeted him at the city gates 2000 years ago, we welcome Jesus in triumph, waving palms to welcome him into Jerusalem—the Holy City—and then we will continue with him on his journey toward the cross. 

lent - maundy thursday

MAUNDY THURSDAY
APRIL 14

7:30 P.M. | SANCTUARY & LIVESTREAM

The word “maundy” comes from Latin, meaning mandate or command. On this night, we celebrate Communion, the Holy meal and last supper, which Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he died, the meal he “commanded” them to share in remembrance of him.

 

lent - good friday

GOOD FRIDAY
APRIL 15

7:30 P.M. | SANCTUARY & LIVESTREAM

Experience Christ’s crucifixion through Tenebrae, a service of shadow and darkness, with Scripture readings that share Jesus’ final acts on the Cross and music from the FUMC Austin choir.

JUSTICE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS

“New Life. This is also the Easter promise, the gift at the very heart of God’s work of redeeming love.”
— Rev. Taylor Fuerst

FUMC Austin hopes our Easter Offering will help our partners at Justice for Our Neighbors to double their legal team and multiply their impact by providing more asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors with free, high-quality legal services.  Learn more >

Palm Sunday Party

Sunday, April 10 | 9:45-10:45 a.m.
FLC Great Hall
Celebrate Palm Sunday with this special party for the whole family. Instead of children’s Sunday School, parents and children will gather to enjoy crafts, games, service projects, and fellowship as we remember Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and prepare for Holy Week.
 
Come for fun activities like palm branch relays, egg rolling races, themed crafts, Easter egg stuffing for Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and other mission invitations. Stay for the Palm Parade into the 11:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. 
 
Coffee, juice, and breakfast snacks will be served. There will be no Sunday School for children and youth and no childcare during this hour so that families can enjoy the party together. For more information, email children@fumcaustin.org.

TRANSFORM SANCTUARY WITH BUTTERFLY PRAYERS DURING HOLY WEEK

 During Holy Week, the church needs helpers to assist with our beautiful butterfly prayers display, which, once again, will transform our Lenten prayers into a colorful sign of resurrection on Easter morning. See schedule and details below or let Pastor Cathy Stone know when you are available to help.
Easter Butterfly Release at Capitol

Butterfly Release on Capitol Grounds

Sunday, April 17 | 10:30 a.m.
FUMC Austin is bringing back another beloved Easter tradition, the live butterfly release on the Capitol grounds. Worship at 9:00 a.m. and then walk over to the Capitol or stop by on your way to the 11:00 a.m. worship service to gently release one live butterfly per family unit and watch these symbols of resurrection take flight.

What Bunny?  Sparky the Dragon Brings Easter Surprise

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2022

KNIGHTS OF NORTH CASTLE:
QUEST FOR THE KING’S ARMOR

JULY 25-28 | 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
$30/CHILD BEFORE JUNE 1

Join Sparky, the dragon, as we explore themes like truth, justice, peace, and faith during VBS 2022: Knights of North Castle. All kids who have turned four by July 15 (and are potty trained) through those who have completed fifth grade are invited to join the quest for the King’s armor. To remind you, Sparky is delivering a special treat for kids to pick up after Easter worship.