Holy Week Worship begins on Palm/Passion Saturday, April 8th or Sunday, April 9th. We hear the passion story from the perspective of the gospel according to Matthew.
The Great Three Days begins on Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 6:30 pm, when we will gather to remember the disciples last meal with Jesus. We are called to serve one another and wash one another’s feet or hands to mark our calling as Christ’s servants.
On Good Friday, April 14th at 1:00 pm, we continue the Great Three Days service gathering in silence. We listen to the story of Jesus final days and hours, the betrayal, the denial, the despair of death on a cross from the gospel of John. We ponder our role as sinners and God’s mercy.
Prayer Stations will be available on Good Friday, April 14 from 2:00—4:00 pm and before the Prayer Vigil, Saturday April 15 from 2:00—5:00 pm. Enhance your Holy Week experience by participating in our Prayer Stations which will be located upstairs in the education wing. Feel free to explore them at your leisure. You can light a candle for a loved one who has passed, walk the labyrinth, leave your burdens at the cross, sit at a fountain and say a prayer about your baptism, erase your “sins” in sand, discover a prayer verse for whatever situation you are currently facing, or write a prayer for a loved one who is struggling. Allow yourself to sink into the mystery of God in very tangible ways at these interactive stations.
We conclude the Great Three Days on Saturday, April 15th at 5:00 pm at the Easter Vigil. This is the night that most fully proclaims the mystery of Christ….through fire and water, story and meal. This is a time when the faithful gather to hear the Old Testament stories of God’s people on the move, journeying through life. Adam and Eve in the garden, Noah and the flood, Moses and the people of Israel walking on dry land through the Red Sea, Ezekiel and the dry bones coming to life, and Jonah, the reluctant prophet, preaching repentance on behalf of a merciful God. We will remember with thanksgiving our Baptism, celebrating our life in the risen Christ, affirming our faith. We will share a meal of bread and wine, doing what our Lord commanded us, in remembrance. The fire, the procession, the baptisms and most of all the telling of the stories of God culminate in celebrating the risen Christ!
On Easter Sunday, April 16th at 8:30 and 10:30 am, we celebrate the dawn of the resurrection. With Mary Magdalene and the other women, we stand at the empty tomb in wonder. Jesus is risen! This week is indeed Holy. Experiencing each service draws us deeper and deeper into the knowledge of our gracious God, who sent his only Son to die for us that we might live.
Come join the journey from death to life!
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Palm/Passion Saturday and Sunday with palm procession
Saturday, April 8 @ 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 @ 9 a.m.
Following Worship on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Brunch sponsored by Youth.
April 13 6:30 p.m.
April 14 1:00 p.m. (Followed by prayer stations.)
Saturday Easter Vigil
April 15 5:00 p.m. (Preceded by prayer stations.)
April 16 Worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Radio Broadcast for Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m. Radio Broadcast live (880 am)
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