Cokesbury United Methodist Church in West Knoxville held a performance of its Passion Play entitled "I Will Rise" to get ready for Easter Sunday.
"I Will Rise" showcased a choir, musicians and an orchestra. Children participated in a palm processional to commemorate Jesus' ride into Jerusalem.
Rebekah Fetzer, minister of discipleship, said the performance was all to celebrate Holy Week.
"Holy Week is an important week because it's the time of preparation for us to prepare our hearts and to see where we belong in the story of Jesus Christ, the story of Christianity, and how the entire world comes together to celebrate this Holy Week before his death and resurrection," said Fetzer.
Cokesbury United Methodist Church will offer several services next week on Easter Sunday.