Our Lenten journey, begun on Ash Wednesday, ends as we remember the last days of Jesus' life. We celebrate the depth of God's love for us and the power of God to triumph over sin and death through the resurrection of Christ.
The heart of our celebration is called the Triduum, or Sacred Three Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. These are days when, unless absolutely impossible, Christians will be in church.
Holy Week begins by recalling Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem amid the adulation of a crowd, but quickly changes as the crowd turns and Jesus is arrested and crucified.
Holy Eucharist - 11:00 am
Please gather in the Parish Hall prior to the service for the Liturgy of the Palms. We will process together into the Nave.
Maundy Thursday celebrates the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples, during which he washed the feet of his disciples and instituted the Eucharist. We will wash one another's feet, share Holy Communion, and then watch as the Altar is stripped bare.
Holy Eucharist with Stripping of the Altar and Foot Washing - 6:00 pm
The day of Christ's death is the most solemn in the church year.
12:00 pm - Meditation
3:00 pm - Service of Reconciliation
6:00 pm - Good Friday Liturgy with Holy Eucharist from Reserve Sacrament
For Christians, this is the holiest night of the year. We hear scripture reading of God's loving-kindness and plan for salvation.
7:00 pm - Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter
Every Sunday is an Easter celebration, for every Sunday celebrates Christ's resurrection. The Sunday of The Resurrection, Easter Day, thus expresses the very center of our faith.
11:00 am - Holy Eucharist