Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week is the week preceding Easter that commemorates the events that led up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. We invite you to join us for the services listed below.  Additionally, you can download this harmony of Scripture readings that walk through the Gospel accounts of Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday, March 28

‘Maundy’ comes from the Latin word that means ‘mandate,’ and it refers to the new commandment Jesus gave to his disciples in the Upper Room – that we love one another as Jesus loved us (John 13.31-35).

Here is a  Table Liturgy for use at home. You can use this alone, with a group, or with your family.

Good Friday , March 29, 11am to 3 pm.

The sanctuary will be open for prayer and self-guided meditations on the Stations of the Cross. A guide to the Stations will be available.

Good Friday Noon, March 29.

The Way of the Cross. As many of you know, our sanctuary was built by a Polish Catholic congregation. One of the distinctive features of that tradition and its architecture is the ‘Stations of the Cross’ along the walls of both sides of the sanctuary. These paintings depict Christ’s passion, from his condemnation before Pilate until he was laid in the tomb. Taking advantage of that feature of our sanctuary, we will be doing a Protestant version of ‘The Stations of the Cross.’ We will gather together in the sanctuary and make our way around it, observing each of the paintings, reading the Scripture that corresponds to it, and spending time in prayer and singing.

Good Friday Evening, March 29, 7 pm.

Our Good Friday service will be a Tenebrae (Latin for ‘darkness’) service. Our worship will center around Scripture readings from the hours leading up to and including the crucifixion along with singing and prayer. It is a quiet and contemplative service, and it ends in silence. Childcare is available for children 4 and under.

Easter Sunday Morning, March 31, 9 and 11.15 am

We will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ together at our regular morning services.

Join us for coffee and refreshments in the Education Building at 10.15am.

 If you’d like to donate a flower for Easter Sunday in honor or in memory of a loved one, please contact Larissa Bossemeyer to make arrangements.  Consider a donation of $20 for each flower.  You can pick up the flowers after the 11:15am service on Easter Sunday in the front of the sanctuary.