Holy Week 2022

Holy Week 2022

First Baptist Church Celebrates Holy Week 2022

Holy Week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, is observed by Christians all over the world to remember the sacrifice of Jesus, as he chose to suffer alongside humanity, die by crucifixion, and be raised again (resurrection). During the week, there are four main services First Baptist Church observes: Palm Sunday (remembering Jesus’s “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem the week before his death), Maundy Thursday (remembering Jesus’s last meal with his disciples – Communion), Good Friday / Tenebrae (a “Service of Darkness” that remembers the death of Jesus on the cross by reading the narrative of the Passion), and Easter Sunday (remembering Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, conquering death and offering salvation to the world).

Schedule of Services and Events


Palm Sunday Service, April 10th at 11:00 a.m., FBC Sanctuary

Also streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The blessing and procession of palms reenacts the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday in the Park, April 10th at 2:00 p.m., Smith River Sports Complex (Rain Location: FBC Sanctuary)

Celebrate Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, with our Christian brothers and sisters from many different churches and denominations at the Smith River Sports Complex Ampitheater. All are welcome – All Churches, All Denominations!

Also streamed on Facebook at FBC East Martinsville’s page: https://www.facebook.com/FBCEmartinsville/


Maundy Thursday Service, April 14th at 7:00 p.m., CHBC Sanctuary

Shared Service with Chatham Heights Baptist Church

CHBC Sanctuary, Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

The English word “Maundy” for this service is derived through Middle English and Old French mandé, from the Latin mandatum (also the origin of the English word “mandate”), the first word of the phrase “Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos” or “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” On Maundy Thursday, we commemorate Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his crucifixion: remembering how he taught his disciples to be servants to one another through the washing of feet and remembering Jesus’ command to the disciples to love one another.

Good Friday/Tenebrae Service, April 15th at 7:00 p.m., FBC Sanctuary

Shared Service with Chatham Heights Baptist church

FBC Sanctuary, Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

The Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” dates from medieval times. In our observance, scripture, song, and silence lead us in a prolonged meditation on the events of salvation following the Last Supper through the entombment of Christ. With each progressive step of the Passion, the candles are extinguished until only the one Christ candle remains. When it, too, is removed from sight, we ponder the apparent victory of the forces of evil at the moment of Christ’s death. The Christ candle returns with its ray of promise for the third day.


Easter Egg Hunt April 16th at 10:00 a.m. (rain date: April 17th at 3:00 p.m.)

The FBC & FBC ELC Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:15 a.m. in two locations: one for younger, and one for older children. Age range for the hunts will be 2-4 years old and 5-10 years old. Afterwards we will interact with the Easter story while children complete an age-appropriate craft, we will have photos with the Easter Bunny, there will be sidewalk chalk and bubble fun, and we will host a hotdog lunch beginning at 11AM.  Click here for more info…


Easter Sunday Service, April 17th at 11:00 a.m. First Baptist Church Sanctuary

Also streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

Join us as we celebrate the Risen Christ!

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