First Presbyterian Church of Moscow celebrates Easter, one of the most memorable Sundays of the year

First Presbyterian Church of Moscow celebrates Easter, one of the most memorable Sundays of the year »Play Video
The church encourages the public to attend their special Easter Sunday service.
MOSCOW, ID - Today is Good Friday, which is a significant holiday for Christians, and it means the big Easter celebrations are just a couple days away.

The First Presbyterian Church of Moscow has been preparing its Easter Sunday service for months, and they invited KLEW News to preview their ceremony.

"Hallelujah… Hallelujah… give praise to his name," sings choir.

"To be able to celebrate his resurrection on Easter Morning is just… it's joyful," said First Presbyterian Church of Moscow Choir Director Mary Donohoe.

Here at the First Presbyterian Church of Moscow, Easter isn't just a time to celebrate. It's a time to sing.

"Well singing is one of the things we do when we're excited, and full of joy," said First Presbyterian Church of Moscow Pastor Norman Fowler. "So it just is a natural way of expressing that joy and praise."

"It's wonderful to have this much music," said Donohoe. "It's just, it makes for a glorious celebration after a long Lent."

Pastor Norman Fowler said it's one of the most important holidays of the year.

"So we get all of our choirs together, and get everybody up front and sing a lot," said Fowler.

"We've got bells, we got an organ, we've got a praise team, we've got men's choir, we've got women," said Fowler.

"The sanctuary is usually full of people," said Donohoe.

Choir Director Mary Donohoe said she carefully selected songs that will appeal to regulars who attend church every weekend, and those who only make it for major holidays like this one.

"There are going to be some things that they will not recognize, and that may wake them up a little bit," said Donohoe.

It takes a lot of preparation, but the First Presbyterian Church of Moscow is ready to make this Easter one of the most memorable Sundays of the year.

"It's a Sunday where we focus purely on the joy of being faithful people, and being alive, and having a lord that leads us further into life," said Fowler.

First Presbyterian Church of Moscow encourages the public to attend their special Easter Sunday service. The church is at the corner of East Fifth and Van Buren Street. The service starts at 10:30 on Sunday morning with a flowering of the cross.