Maundy Thursday April 5 at 6:30 pm
We remember Jesus’ command for us to love one another with a simple Communion Service in the church before moving to the parish hall for Footwashing and an Agape Meal; our music is by both the Chancel Choir and Music Team. We return to the church for the Stripping of the Altar. Sign up to bring food!
Good Friday April 6 at 6:45 am, noon, and 6:30 pm
We begin this holy day with a group walk of the Stations of the Cross at 6:45 am. At noon and 6:30 pm we gather for The Good Friday Liturgy with dramatic reading of John’s Passion Gospel, sermon, music and prayers reflecting Jesus’ redemptive death on the cross. Each of these services is followed by a group walk of the Stations of the Cross.
The Great Vigil of Easter Saturday, April 7 at 8:30 pm
We light the new fire outside and then process into the church led by the Paschal Candle, the light of Christ. We listen to the stories of God’s great acts of salvation and respond with songs, psalms, and hymns (bring the kids in PJs and with blankets). Holy Baptism is celebrated and the first Eucharist of Easter concludes this ancient and very meaningful service. Childcare is available for those in kindergarten or younger.
All Easter Day services are celebrations of the Holy Eucharist. 9 am is our “Children’s Festival” when the Music Team leads hymns and songs. At 11 am, the Chancel Choir leads our singing, presents an Easter anthem, and everyone sings “Hallelujah” from Messiah. Children are invited, at all services, to bring their mite boxes and flowers to decorate the cross.
No Sunday School today. Nursery is available during 9 & 11 am services.