Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday | April 2 

8:00, 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM • Potluck Brunch | 9:00 AM
The annual celebration of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem by Jesus at Passover. We begin by blessings the palms and shouting hosannah and end with the gathering gloom of the week ahead with the reading of the Passion during our services: 8:00 AM in the Christ Chapel, 10:15 AM in the church nave, 5 pm for the Spanish service in the nave, and 6:00 PM in the chapel. Our church family gathers for a potluck brunch at 9:00 am in Inglett Hall.

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Holy Eucharist | April 3-5

Holy Monday 

After the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus visited the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. In the Gospel of John, Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with a costly ointment. We remember this event with preaching, communion, and anointing prayer in Christ Chapel at 6:00 PM.

Holy Tuesday 

In a conversation with some Greeks or Gentiles recorded in the Gospel of John, Jesus predicts his crucifixion. We mark this night by walking the way of the cross through the eyes of women by reading reflections from the book Women of the Passion. We conclude the evening with communion in Christ Chapel at 6:00 PM.

Holy Wednesday

Sometimes called Spy Wednesday, the day recalls the betrayal of Judas, one of Jesus’ disciples. We pray for those we love, but we also do the hard work of praying for our enemies and for forgiveness. The service with sermon and communion is in Christ Chapel at 6:00 PM.

Maundy Thursday | April 6 

Taken from the Latin mandatum or commandment, the service recalls Christ’s commandment to love one another, his startling action to wash our feet, and then the transition to betrayal and the arrest.  The service begins at 6:00 PM in the nave and concludes with the stripping of the altar just as Christ was left alone by those around him. All leave the church in silence. The service will be live-streamed.

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Vigil of the Blessed Sacrament | April 6-7

April 6, 8:00 PM to April 7, 10:00 AM
The reserve sacrament is taken to a small altar set up in the Chapel and decorated as a garden. All are invited to come and watch with the Lord and spend time in prayer anytime Thursday night until Friday at 10:00 AM when the vigil ends with a brief service of Morning Prayer in Christ Chapel.

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Good Friday | April 7 

 12:00 PM | 7:00 PM virtual
Marking the hour where Jesus hung on the cross, the church worships together in the church nave at noon with readings, preaching, and solemn prayers. This is a difficult but important service to share as a community. The service will be live-streamed.

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Easter Vigil | April 8 

7:00 PM
Perhaps the most triumphant and joyful service of the year, this service marks the moment when Jesus was raised from the dead to bring new life to the world. The Vigil begins in the Memorial Garden in darkness with a kindling of the new Paschal/Easter fire and gradually moves into the Church nave. With singing, chanting, incense, readings, baptism, and communion, the Easter Vigil celebrates the defeat of death and the promise of new life. Gather at 7:00 PM outside in the Garden for the service that lasts about an hour and a half. The service will be live-streamed.

Easter Day | April 9

8:00, 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM  | Worship
The Church celebrates Christ’s joyful resurrection as a community at our regularly scheduled services with singing, prayers, preaching, and praise: 8:00 AM in the chapel, 10:15 AM in the church nave, 5:00 PM for the Spanish service in the nave, and 6:00 PM in the chapel.  The children will enjoy an Easter Egg hunt at 9:30 AM. The 10:15 AM service will be live-streamed.

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9:30 AM | Children and Youth Easter Egg Hunt

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