Holy Week Services

Our contemplative Lenten services lead us into powerful Holy Week services as we continue to seek God’s voice in the noise of our daily lives. Please plan to join us for these services that will deepen your faith and increase your resurrection joy on Easter.
 
April 18 – Maundy Thursday:
As our Lenten journey draws to a close, we will focus this night on Jesus’ dark journey in his final days. Our service will begin in Fellowship Hall as we encounter one another around the table with the sharing of food and wisdom learned on our pilgrimage. Next, we will travel to the court-yard to pray as Jesus did in the garden, then to the sanctuary where we will reflect on the last supper in our celebration of the sacrament of holy communion.
 
April 19 – Good Friday:
As the sun sets on the day when we recall Jesus’ crucifixion and death, we gather in the fading light amidst candles for a simple service drawing on the prayers and songs of Taizé. Come for a time to reflect on the powerful events that shape our faith in the quiet of the sanctuary as we listen for God in scripture reading, prayer and song. We end the service with the powerful stripping of the altar. Join us in the sanctuary at 7 pm.

April 20 – Holy Saturday:
You are invited to spend time in quiet reflection on Jesus’ life and death. Follow the “Way of the Cross” as you journey to fourteen prayer stations. Or, choose instead the stillness of meditation in Fellowship Hall during our twelve-hour prayer vigil from 8 am to 8 pm. In a world where we tend to rush into Easter, make your resurrection joy more complete by taking time to consider the powerful events of Holy Week and how they shape your faith and life.

  • Sign up for a prayer slot on the board next to the office or online here.


April 21 – Easter Festival of Worship:

We will enjoy our last installment of Sunday Morning Live!, the “on-air” news show that, throughout Lent, has brought us up close and personal interviews with people whose lives were impacted by their encounters with Jesus. As we are joined by one of the women who fled from the tomb, we will deepen our understanding of that profound morning when we first learned that “Alleluia! Christ is Risen!” Join us at either 8:30 am or 10:30 am as we celebrate the joy of resurrection with a multi-sensory service including drama, beautiful music, and the sacrament of holy communion.

  • Don’t forget your flower to help decorate our beautiful resurrection cross!