Methodist Church plans annual Easter drama |

Methodist Church plans annual Easter drama

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The Carson Valley United Methodist Church will present the events of Holy Week and Easter in a dramatic experience in three acts.

“Easter is so much more than a day of colored eggs and chocolate. Easter is the very center of the Christian experience, the essence of our faith, the Good News of new Life amidst the reality of everyday existence,” said the Rev. pete Nelson, pastor.

Everyone is invited to these Easter dramas to share the story of Easter and to rejoice in its completeness. The dramas will take place in the new church sanctuary at 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville and at the Easter Cross on the same property.

This special Easter drama will be presented in three acts during Holy Week:

n First act: Maunday Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.

The first act, a contemporary drama of the Last Supper, the betrayal and arrest will include the opportunity of sharing in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All are welcome to participate in the sacrament. The table is set with grape juice so that everyone may be served.

n Second act: Good Friday, April 10, 7 p.m.

On Friday, the congregation returns to the church sanctuary to relive first-hand the trial and crucifixion. Several witnesses will lift their voices in praise and recognition of the Lord’s suffering and death upon the cross.

n Third act: Easter morning, April 12, 6 a.m.

The final act takes place outdoors early Easter morning. The scene is an empty tomb and Easter cross. Mary Magdalene will speak of her feelings from that very first Easter morning. This act completes the story and invites the congregation to continue its faith journey in the absolute assurance of God’s amazing love.

The congregation of Carson Valley United Methodist Church is privileged to present this Easter drama as its annual Easter gift to the community. In order to receive the full impact of this special presentation, participants are asked to make every effort to attend all three presentations. Due to the intense nature of the dramas, especially Good Friday, Rev. Nelson requests that the story be explained as fully as possible to young children in attendance. Rev. Nelson will be available one-half hour before each performance to assist in telling the story to children. Child care will be provided at the Thursday and Friday evening performances.

The United Methodist Church is a historic Christian Church serving the Carson Valley for more than a century. The church is located at 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. Services are offered every Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

“Easter services are offered throughout our Valley. If you are seeking a church home, you are warmly invited to join us at 8 or 10:30 Easter day,” Rev. Nelson said.

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