Holy Week Services
Updated: Apr 11, 2022
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES - 2022
Palm Sunday – April 10th
8:00am - Blessing of the Palms, Passion Gospel, Eucharist
9:30am - Blessing of the Palms, Passion Gospel, Eucharist, Choir & Hymns
* No Church School or Coffee Hour on this day
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.
Maundy Thursday - April 14th
7:00pm - Holy Eucharist with Foot-Washing;
followed by Prayers before the Cross
This unique liturgy echoes the example of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper, reminding them of their ministry to live as servants to the world and all God’s children; then leads into the celebration of the Eucharist, a foretaste of God’s heavenly Kingdom. As the evening draws ever closer to Good Friday, we conclude with prayers before the cross.
Good Friday - April 15th
12:00noon & 7:00pm - Good Friday Liturgy
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!
Easter Day - April 17st
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I – a quieter, more meditative, traditional celebration opens the day;
9:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – celebratory liturgy featuring festive music from the Messiah choirs and musicians; followed by the Church School’s annual EASTER EGG HUNT and a festive reception in the Parish Hall