HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES - 2015
Palm Sunday – March 29th
Each of these services begins with the distribution of palms, remembering Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. But after a joyous procession into the church, the tone of the liturgy takes a sudden turn as the recounting of Jesus’ betrayal and passion plunges us into the darker experiences of the week ahead.
Wednesday in Holy Week - April 1st
The Stations of the Cross have been an important part of Christian devotion and spiritual formation for many centuries and are often used in Holy Week observances. This version of the Stations was written by the Rector as a Lenten discipline several years ago.
Maundy Thursday - April 2nd
In a very unique liturgy that begins in the Parish Hall, we commemorate Jesus’ teaching through example of our mandate to minister to one another and the world as servants of Christ. In the manner of the Eucharistic gatherings of the early Church, the liturgy leads into a celebration of Christian fellowship and community as we share a simple meal of soup, cheese, fruit and bread. As the evening draws ever closer to Good Friday, we conclude with prayers before the cross.
Good Friday - April 3rd
The Good Friday liturgy includes a recounting of the Passion narrative, the traditional solemn collects and adoration of the cross, concluding with communion from the sacrament reserved from the previous evening.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
9:00 am* Holy Eucharist, Rite II – celebratory liturgy featuring festive music from the Messiah and choirs and musicians; followed by a festive reception after each service
11:00am* Holy Eucharist. Then the Church School’s annual EASTER EGG HUNT immediately follows the day’s final church service.
* NURSERY: Childcare will be available for the 9:00 and 11:00 services. Nursery staff will be in place beginning at 8:45. We ask that all parents pick up their children as soon as the third service ends so that they may join in the Egg Hunt.
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