Holy Week & Easter Services
This Sunday we mark the beginning of Holy week by celebrating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We call the day ‘Palm Sunday’ in recognition of the kingly welcome given him as he entered the Holy City. But the triumphant entry into Jerusalem is not the end of the service. This Sunday we’ll also hear the Passion of Christ and end the service in silence.
Our services through the week will mark the highs and lows of Jesus’ final week. We’ll hear of both the institution of the Eucharist as well as the suffering on the cross. On Easter morning we’ll celebrate as death is conquered forever.
Eighth-century martyr Andrew of Crete wrote, “Let us say to Christ: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel. Let us wave before him like palm branches the words inscribed above him above the cross. Let us show him honor, not with olive branches, but with the splendor of merciful deeds to one another. Let us spread the thoughts and desires of our hearts under his feet like garments, so that he may draw the whole of our being into himself and place the whole of his in us.”
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, may your reign become real through the works of our hands and your love become alive in our hearts. Amen
Sunday, April 17 Palm Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, April 20 Tenebrae Service – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 21 Maundy Thursday Service – 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 22 Good Friday Liturgy – 7:30 p.m.
Easter Day, Sunday, April 24 5:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with choir and special music Followed by refreshments and an Easter egg hunt in the churchyard
All are Welcome.