Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2012 Vigil at the Tomb
The Vigil at the Tomb began after the Tenebrae service on Good Friday (4/6/12) where we portrayed two guards at the tomb of Jesus. The event continued till 1:00 AM on Saturday, then begin again at 7:00 AM till 1:00 AM on Sunday (4/8/12). At 5:00 AM on Sunday, an angel replaced the guards welcoming in Easter morning, and the SonRise Service scheduled to begin at 6:00 AM. Greeters welcomed curious visitors and provide them an explanation of the passion story.
2013 Local Mission
Om Saturday, April 20th, seven volunteers from Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church (Arlington District) refurbished the handicap access ramp on Faith United Methodist Church (Alexandria District). Several of those volunteers helped build the ramp in 2008.
2013 Vigil at the Tomb (VaaT)
At a "tomb" built alongside Sleepy Hollow Road, volunteers portrayed the guards posted at the tomb on Jesus to ensure the Disciples did not steal Jesus' body and claim He was resurrected. They remained in-place from Good Friday evening until Easter morning. Just before sunrise, the guards fled and were replaced by an angel and woman at the empty tomb.