This year, as in years past, we invite all children and youth to be actively engaged in the marvels of the entire Holy Week leading into Easter.
Children are, of course, welcome at ALL services, and we hope they will come join the journey into the Easter Season.
Please mark on your calendars the following dates that may be of particular interest to children and their families. All three events described below will take place at Immanuel Chapel, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, on the campus of the Virginia Theological Seminary:
March 30 – Good Friday, 6:00 p.m. We are holding a family service for children and youth that will include a Children’s Homily.
March 31 – Saturday Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m. This vigil is a unique service that is a special opportunity for all ages to gather and celebrate the closing of Lent and prepare for the coming of Easter. It is in part a celebration of baptism and can truly be a great experience for children. Meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Immanuel Chapel garden to begin the service, which will then proceed into the chapel.
April 1 – Easter Sunday. There will be special homilies at both the 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Easter services, aimed at connecting with children.
Also, Immanuel will be hosting an EASTER EGG HUNT on the grounds of Virginia Theological Seminary following the end of the 9:15 service.