HOLY WEEK & EASTER SUNDAY
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES AT 9 & 11 AM ON CAMPUS
Easter at Schweitzer this year will be a completely new experience as we continue to navigate Covid-19 and provide a safe experience for everyone.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4 | ON CAMPUS
In an effort to bring the most people TOGETHER in the safest way, we are hosting TWO OUTDOOR EASTER services on the Schweitzer campus at 9 am (Traditional) and 11 am (Modern).
Both will be held in the parking lot, near the Sanctuary. We are planning to have a large tent, along with a large outdoor stage, seating and more.
An online Easter service will also be shared at live.sumc.co for individuals unable to attend in person.
What's worship like?
Both services will be approximately 60 minutes in length and will include a blend of worship music, prayer, and a Biblical message from lead pastor, Spencer Smith.
• 9 AM SERVICE
Worship time will feature traditional music, a choir, a brass musical group, organist and classic hymns.
• 11 AM SERVICE
Worship time will feature modern worship music with a full band and contemporary songs.
STATIONS of the CROSS EXPERIENCE | APRIL 1 - 3
In preparation for Easter Sunday, we encourage you to participate in the Stations of the Cross experience on campus or online.
This will be a guided experience through nine stations that share the story and message of Jesus. There will be a time of reflection, Bible readings, music and pointed activities.
Individuals, families and small groups can participate in this special experience together online anytime or on campus. Additional details will be provided on the Stations of the Cross webpage in mid March.
ON CAMPUS STATIONS OF THE CROSS EXPERIENCE
• Thursday, April 1 - 7 am to 7 pm
• Good Friday, April 2 - 7 am to 7 pm
• Saturday, April 3 - 7 am to Noon
Location & Directions
Our address is 2747 East Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO. Services will be held outdoors with the stage located in the middle parking area. Check back for more details on parking and entrance details.
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. This year, we'll be outside so dress based on the weather.
As we are still navigating the impact of Covid-19, at this time we are asking people to following city mask wearing guidelines as well as social-distancing guidelines. We will continue to evaluate these and share more details as we get closer to April 4.
Whether you want your children to stay with you in service or you want them to be able to experience what our Kids team has put together just for them, we believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week. If you're worried about a noisy infant, there's a "cry room" just outside the main sanctuary, so your babies (or teenagers) can cry to their hearts content and you won't have to worry about disturbing others or missing what's going on in the service.
If you're dropping your kids off with our Kids team and it's your first time checking them in, rest assured—the safety of your kids is our top priority. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for our Schweitzer Kids program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to give yourself an extra ten to fifteen minutes to get signed in for the Schweitzer Kids experience. Kids Worship is offered at every Schweitzer UMC service, from infants to 8th grade. You'll want to enter at Entrance B for quick and easy access to the Kids area.