HOLY WEEK & EASTER SUNDAY
Celebrate God's ultimate love story at Schweitzer this year. Join us for services and experiences throughout Holy week and for Easter Sunday services on Sunday, April 9. Learn more below.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 9 | ON CAMPUS
9 AM (Traditional Worship) & 11 AM (Modern Worship)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Easter at Schweitzer will be an incredible time as we gather to celebrate God's ultimate gift of love! On Easter Sunday, we will have two morning services, both approximately an hour long. Each service will include worship music, prayer, special videos, and a Biblical message. All ages welcome. Schweitzer Kids also will have classes and activities for ages newborn to 4th grade.
The 9 AM service is a traditional service.
Worship features hymns, a choir, brass musicians, organ & piano.
The 11 AM is a modern service.
Worship features modern worship music, a full band of guitars, drums, keys, etc.
On your way to and from worship we'll have donuts, cinnamon rolls, snacks, and lots of coffee in the Lounge area (hallway B). Be sure to stop by our an interactive photo booth for a family photo - and enjoy the outside Schweitzer Kids' Easter Egg hunt at 10:15 am (Kids under 12).
Easter services will also be live-streamed at schweitzer.live at both 9 & 11 am
and available on YouTube anytime after 9 am.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Our address is 2747 East Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO.
All Easter services will be held in the Sanctuary
WHERE TO PARK
You can park anywhere in our lot (from Meadowview to Panera).
Enter the Schweitzer parking lot from E. Sunshine or turn on Meadowview St. (by Aldi) to enter the parking lot from the back east or north entrance. Handicap Parking available near Entrance A. We also will have shuttle rides available.
ADDITIONAL Holy Week Worship Experiences
Maunday Thursday | April 6
In preparation for Easter Sunday, we will have a Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm on April 6.
This will include worship, communion and a time of reflection on Christ's life and sacrifice. This is open to all ages, no childcare provided.
Following this service, we invite you to head to the Good Friday Experience Thursday evening or on Friday.
Good Friday EXPERIENCE
Thu., APRIL 6 open 7 pm - 9 pm
FRI, April 7 open 7 am - 7 pm
Bring your family, friends or small group and experience the last words of Jesus in a unique journey. This self-guided multi-media experience will take place on the second floor of our main building. Enter through Entrance C (Gym Entrance) and use the Elevator or stairs. Volunteers will be onsite to help guide as needed.
Easter Egg HUNT | Sunday, April 9 at 10:15 am
Between our Sunday morning services, Schweitzer Kids will host an Easter Egg Hunt at Schweitzer. The egg hunt will be divided into two age groups (Pre-K and Younger in the area outside Entrance A, and K-5 in the Courtyard area.)
Both age groups will begin searching at 10:15 am. Gather at 10 am near Entrance B.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR on easter?
Since it's Easter Sunday, you might see people a little more dressed up than usual, but generally, there's no dress code and no expectation. We'll be glad to see you in your favorite style.
CAN I VOLUNTEER TO HELP?
YES! We need volunteers to help stuff eggs before Easter and many volunteers to help on Friday and Sunday.
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR EASTER here or reach out to our Director of Connections, Cory Lucyzwo.
Have questions about Easter? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
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