Easter Week Services 2023

Good Friday Service: Friday, April 7 at 7 PM

Reflections on the Seven Last Words

This is a quiet, reflective Good Friday Service. This service consists of reflections on the seven last sayings of Jesus interspersed with silence and beautiful music. We reflect on the story of Jesus’ death as told in the Gospels and how life and death, sorrow and joy are intertwined. This service is most appropriate for adults and teenagers. 

Sunrise Easter Service: Sunday, April 9 at 5:50 AM

All are welcome for the return of the Easter Sunrise Service. The service will take place in the field at 100 Hollis Street, Groton behind the house, with a beautiful view of Gibbet Hill. Dress warmly, hope for clear skies, bring your coffee and your friendly, leashed dog and come greet Easter morning. This is a service to bring your neighbors and extended family, too! If the weather is very rainy (or snowy!) call the church office and listen to the outgoing message as to whether the service will be held. But we are hardy New Englanders and usually hold it no matter what!

Easter Egg Hunt for Children of All Ages: Sunday, April 9 at 9:15 AM

Do not miss the return of the First Parish Easter Egg Hunt! Children of all ages from toddlers to tweens are welcome to come to hunt for surprise-filled eggs. There will be coffee for the grown ups and maybe some animals too. The egg hunt will be held outside, on the Common in front of the church, weather permitting, and inside if the weather is too rainy (or snowy!) This is a great time to bring your grandkids and friends with children! 

Easter Service for All Ages: Sunday, April 9 at 10 AM

Join us for the joyful celebration of Easter. We will celebrate renewal and resurrection! And the MUSIC! Choirs and Brass! Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, and Handel! The adult choir will be singing Lift Thine Eyes from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Johann Pachelbel’s setting of Nun Danket Alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God), accompanied by a brass trio including Eric Fisher (trombone), and Ed Strachan and Dave Grubbs on trumpet. 

And get your voices ready: all are invited to join the choir in singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. It has been many years since we’ve sung this at Easter and we’re hoping you’ll join us. Masking is recommended (but not required) for all singers.