Join in the Celebration of love, hope, and the promise of resurrection
Holy Week worship services 2023
Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 10am | Sanctuary
Worship begins with a palm processional, led by the Children followed by a full presentation of Requiem by acclaimed composer John Rutter. Experience the full journey of the passion through this exceptional musical composition directed by our own acclaimed Interim Choir Director, Shari M. Speer. Requiem features our exceptional HAUMC Sanctuary Choir singing along with an instrumental ensemble of musicians from the Twin Cities musical community and featuring Tracey Engleman as Soprano Solo.
Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7pm | Art Gallery
Is the fifth day of Holy Week and commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It initiates the period of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. "Maundy" comes from the Latin word mandatum, or commandment, reflecting Jesus’ words to his disciples "I give you a new covenant” Join us for communion with a warm fellowship tone where we explore how the cup of the New Covenant transforms and gives life.
Friday, April 7, 2023 at 7pm | Sanctuary
One must first move through the dark to reach the light. Tenebrae is the Latin Word for “darkness.” It is an ancient Good Friday service that increases darkness by gradually extinguishing candles to symbolize the coming darkness of Jesus’ death. Our service will include a readers' theater, the HAUMC Sanctuary Choir, and end in darkness, allowing us space to ponder the impact of Christ’s death on his followers and anticipate the celebration of the resurrection to come. Jesus takes the Cup of Suffering for all humanity.
Lent Exhibition: Inspired by the Passion
From the Permanent Collection
During the season of Lent, we remember what it means to be human. It is a time for us to contemplate what it means for Jesus to have walked among us. The turmoil he and those around him felt as they went through the days leading up to his death and the miracle of his resurrection is a very human story, often called the "Greatest Story Ever Told."
The Fine Arts team has curated a group of modern and contemporary works from the permanent collection that epitomizes how Jesus' humanity and the promise of his resurrection continue to inspire. Why is it so hard for us to believe the good news or that we are worthy?
By portraying the washing of the feet at the Last Supper and the shock of the empty tomb, the centerpiece of He Qi's Three Women at The Tomb, flanked by two works by Watanabe, asks us this question. Hodgell's harsh woodblock prints evoke the shame of Peter's denial and the mundane violence of Golgotha. Beck's Ecco Homo takes Pilate's words and applies them to the crucifixion, yet the colors hint at the glory to come.
Rouault's Miserere et Guerre (meaning 'mercy and war' in French)- was initially created as a response to the horrors of WWI,but only printed by Vollard just after the World War II-is one of the world's masterpieces on this subject matter. Striking in their promise of hope, while confronting two of the most massively dehumanizing periods in history head-on. The prints present a resolute concern for the poor and marginalized, searing criticism of the ruling class, and unapologetic religious devotion.
Donating Easter Lilies
Deadline to submit is march 27 at 5pm
You can make a donation of $25, or more, to honor and memorialize loved ones and help decorate the sanctuary with Easter Lilies. Your name, and the name of your loved ones, will be published in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. The deadline for submission to be printed in the bulletin is Monday, March 27, 2023. Click here to make an Easter Lily donation
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HENNEPIN AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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PLEASE CALL US: 612-871-5303
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