Holy Week & Easter

Palm Sunday (March 25, 2018) marks the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The service begins outside (weather permitting), and congregants carry palm branches and process into the Sanctuary.

Tenebrae (Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6 p.m.) The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness." Tenebrae is an ancient Christian service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events commemorating the suffering and death of Christ. Join us for this moving service in the midst of holy week during the regular Candlelight Communion time.

Maundy Thursday Service & Stripping of the Altar (March 29, 2018 at 7 p.m.) The word Maundy, which comes from the Latin mandatum (commandment), refers to Jesus’ commandment to “love one another...  as I have loved you.” 

Good Friday (March 30, 2018) -

  • Noon Book of Common Prayer service in the Sanctuary.
  • 6 p.m. Interactive Stations of the Cross for All Ages. This is a powerful way to prepare your family for the joy of Easter. Come prepared to walk around the church and grounds as we remember Jesus' last hours. At each interactive, family-friendly station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering and death.

The Great Vigil of Easter (March 31, 2018 at 8 p.m.). The first Easter service, it begins in darkness and includes the service of light (in which the new fire is kindled) and the ringing of bells by the congregation. The Easter Vigil service traces the story of God's work in the world from Creation through the Resurrection.

Easter Morning (April 1, 2018)

  • 9 a.m. Family Service
  • 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn
  • 11 a.m. Festival Eucharist Service