Sunday, April 10—Palm Sunday
Worship services of Holy Communion at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. begin with shouts of Hosanna! as we recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to disrupt powers of violence and oppression. Our 11:00 procession will begin outside near the Rain Garden.
Thursday, April 14—Maundy Thursday
Tonight we begin our observance of the Three Days. The liturgy on this day contains the elements that define Christianity: the church announces that sins are forgiven; we approach one another and God in vulnerability through foot washing; money is collected for the care of the neighbor; and we share Holy Communion, the meal that celebrates the living presence of Jesus among us. We meet at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15—Good Friday
The night’s liturgy tells the story of Jesus’ Passion. Tonight we meet Jesus at the foot of the cross. As we grieve his death, we voice our lives’ laments. Even in the sorrow of this day, we trust in the resurrection promises given to us. We leave tonight’s service in silence. The service begins at 7:00 p.m. The Adult Choir will lead our singing.
Saturday, April 16—Vigil of Easter
Gathered together in the darkness of Saturday night, we retell the stories of our faith, celebrate Christ’s resurrection, and are renewed in the gift of baptism. The Easter Vigil will begin at 5:00 p.m. so that families with young children and those who do not drive after dark can participate! This is one of our most playful and meaningful worship services of the year.
Sunday, April 17—Easter Sunday
Jesus is alive and with us! We gather for festival worship services of Holy Communion at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to celebrate this good news. The adult and children’s choirs, along with brass instruments will help to lead worship. Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!