HOLY WEEK & EASTER
The heart of our year.
Thursday, April 6 @ 7PM
Remember the Last Supper of Jesus with music and holy communion around the Table of the Lord
Maundy Thursday (from mandatum, Latin for commandment) proclaims Jesus’ new commandment to love one another as he has loved us. It celebrates Christ’s example of humble service and self-offering, represented by the washing of feet and the sharing of communion. The liturgy begins with an emphasis on confession and forgiveness, concluding the penitential season of Lent. It ends with the stripping of the church in preparation for worship on Good Friday.
Friday, April 7 @ 7PM
Ponder the crucifixion of Jesus with prayer and music around the Cross of Christ
Good Friday proclaims the good news of salvation through the paradoxical suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The center of this liturgy is the reading of the passion narrative, in which Christ is lifted up on the cross as a sign of God’s great love for the world. In the Solemn Intercession, we join Jesus’ prayer for the church and world, as he reaches out with compassion from the cross. Through the Solemn Reproaches of the Cross, we hear Christ’s anguished lament: My people, my church, why have you forsaken me?
Sunday, April 9 @ 10AM
Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus with a festival worship service
"Easter" comes from an old English word related to dawn and shining. At Easter we stand in the light of the resurrection to see a new creation, transformed by the grace and glory of God. The Resurrection of the Lord is the center of the Christian year, and the good news we proclaim on this day is at the very heart of the gospel.