HOLY WEEK services



    The Sunday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion, or suffering, of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion.



    Our Maunday Thursday Service will be a combined service with Saint Benedict Episcopal Church.  St Benedict Episcopal Church is located at 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos, CA 93402

    Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." As recorded in John's gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). This is why services on this night generally include the washing of feet or other acts of physical care as an integral part of the celebration.


    FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH @ 7:30PM

    The source of our term for the Friday before Easter, "Good Friday," is not clear.  It may be a corruption of the English phrase "God's Friday," according to Professor Laurence Hull Stookey in Calendar: Christ's Time for the Church (p. 96). It is the common name for the day among English and Dutch speaking people. It is a day that proclaims God's purpose of loving and redeeming the world through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a day that is good because God was drawing the world to God's self in Christ.

    As seen in John's gospel, particularly, God was in control. God was not making the best of a bad situation, but was working out God's intention for the world — winning salvation for all people. We call it "good" because we look backward at the crucifixion through the lens of Easter!

  • Bright SUNDAY

    SUNDAY, APRIL 8th @ 10am

    Many American churches are resurrecting an old Easter custom begun by the early Greek Christians --- "Bright Sunday" or "Holy Humor Sunday" celebrations on the Sunday after Easter. For centuries in all Christian faith traditions, the week following Easter Sunday was observed by the faithful as "days of joy and laughter" with parties and picnics to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. 


Easter Sunday at Trinity UMC is a celebration.  It is more than just a service, but an event.  It is an opportunity to not just listen, but participate.  To participate in community with all the wonderful people of Trinity.  Here are all the opportunities to connect on Easter Sunday.

  • Sunrise Service at Sweet Springs Natural Preserve at 6:50am
  • Easter Service at 10:00am
  • Easter Egg Hunt immediately following service
  • Easter Brunch following the Easter Egg Hunt

Keep scrolling down for more information on all of our Easter Morning Celebration Activities!

sunrise service

EASTER MORNING 6:50am @ Sweet Springs Natural Preserve

Before we begin our Easter Celebration we will have an Easter Sunrise Service at Sweet Springs Natural Preserve (660 Ramona Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402).  Service starts Sunday morning, April 1st at 6:50am.  If it is raining the service will be moved to the church.

After EASTER Service


Following our Easter service we will be having an Easter Egg Hunt for all of the children (Pre-K through 5th grade) in attendance.  This is a B.Y.O.E.B. (Bring Your Own Easter Baskets) hunt.


We continue our Easter celebration in the Social Hall with an Easter Brunch/Potluck. Sign up in the Social Hall before Easter Sunday to bring a casserole or some finger foods for 8-12 people.

Beverages and place settings are provided. Can't bring a dish? Come anyway and enjoy the festivities.



    On Easter Sunday our sanctuary is decorated with lilies provided by families from our congregation. Let us know if you are bringing a lily by filling out one of the yellow Easter Lily Dedication Request Cards or by sending an email to the church office at church@trinitylososos.org. Please submit your requests by Sunday, March 25 to be included in the Easter bulletin.


    Another tradition on Easter Sunday is celebrating the resurrection by decorating the cross in the sanctuary with loose flowers. Everyone is invited to bring a few loose flowers on Easter Sunday Morning to help with the decorating.