The week beginning with Palm Sunday and culminating on Easter Sunday holds within it the fullness of our faith community’s traditions and beliefs.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus is ushered into Jerusalem with cries of Hosanna, an acknowledgement that the Messiah has arrived. On Maundy Thursday, a meal is shared and feet are washed in the tradition of the Last Supper and Jesus’ message of servanthood. Good Friday brings us to the crucifixion of Jesus and the glory of God is realized in the Easter Resurrection of Christ.
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Please join us in experiencing the deeper meaning of this sacred week at these holy services.
PALM SUNDAY – APRIL 14TH
8:00 AM: Palm Processional & Reading of the Passion Gospel
10:30 AM: Palm Processional & Sung Passion Gospel (The Whispers of the Passion). Also Whole Congregation Formation with engagement event in Cowans Hall after the service.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – APRIL 18TH
7:00 PM Agape Meal and Foot Washing in Cowans Hall
Experience an Agape potluck soup supper. Commemorate Jesus’ act of servanthood towards His disciples by participating in the ancient practice of foot washing. Afterwards join us for Holy Eucharist and the ceremonial Stripping of the Altar in the Church.
GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 19TH
12:00 – 3:00 PM Trehora Service (Three Hours)
12:00 – 1:00pm Tenebrae
1:00 – 2:00pm Proper Liturgy
2:00 – 3:00pm Service of Lament & Consolation for those killed by violence
7:00 PM Proper Liturgy for Good Friday with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
HOLY SATURDAY / THE GREAT EASTER VIGIL – APRIL 20TH
6:00 PM Lighting the New Fire, S’mores, and Campfire Songs on the patio, followed by Story-Telling and Holy Eucharist
EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 21ST
9:00 AM Festive Holy Eucharist & Easter Egg Hunt
A celebratory service in the church sanctuary – Christ is Risen – Hallelujah! After morning worship, get ready for the annual fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt.
Parents – break out your Easter baskets and make sure to bring an empty one for every child participating in the hunt!
Slider image derived from original silver gel print by Andrew Munday 2009.