Worship Schedules

East Pittston Regular Worship Schedule

Weekly worship services are held at the East Pittston Church each Sunday at 9:00 AM. A time of fellowship and refreshments follows each worship service. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month.

All are welcome!

Randolph Regular Worship Schedule

Weekly worship services are held at the Randolph Church each Sunday 10:45 AM. A time of fellowship and refreshments follows each worship service. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month.

All are welcome!

Children’s Sunday School

Sunday School for our young friends is available during worship following the children’s message in each Sunday service, at East Pittston UMC. Our church school year runs September to June. Learn more.

Special Worship Services

Christmas and Advent

Hanging of the Greens

This worship service, on the first Sunday of Advent, centers on the Christian meaning of the wreath, evergreen boughs, holly berries, Christmas tree, mistletoe, poinsettias, “Chrismons”, and other ornamentation as we decorate the sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Blue Christmas

Also known as The Longest Night Service, this service is held on the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. For many people and for many reasons, Christmas is a painful time. This service is planned for anyone who finds the Christmas season difficult or sad. It incorporates gentle music, readings, time for quiet reflection, and a brief address. There is also an opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one or as a sign of hope. Perhaps you too need a quiet time for reflection and prayer amidst the crazy rush and hectic chaos of the Christmas season.

Christmas Eve

Service of Lessons and Carols is held on Christmas Eve . We use the traditional service, “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”, as we usher in the joy of the birth of our Savior. We conclude our worship with a candlelight singing of Silent Night.

Lent

Ash Wednesday

We begin our observance of the Lenten season with a simple bread and soup supper, followed by a worship service, with the imposition of ashes.

Palm Sunday

We recall Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem in this morning’s worship service, including the distribution of palms.

Holy Week

Good Friday Tenebrae

A Service of Tenebrae (or “Darkness”) is held at our sister church, Randolph United Methodist Church. Tenebrae is based on a twelfth-century late night service and is an extended meditation on the passion of Christ. During this powerful service of readings and hymns, a candle is extinguished after each Scripture lesson recounting the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus, eventually leaving the sanctuary in near darkness as we exit in silence to wait for Easter.

Easter Celebration

After the darkness of Good Friday, we come together on this most joyous morning to a bright, flower-filled sanctuary. We sing Easter hymns of praise and thanksgiving and share together in Holy Communion.

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