March 20 Palm Sunday – 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
We gather in the Concourse at 8:30 a.m. & in the Memorial Garden at 10:30 a.m. for the Blessing of the Palms. We’ll process into the church for the special liturgy and Eucharist for Palm Sunday.
March 24 – Maundy Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
A special and moving experience – a night that recalls Jesus’ command to serve the world, the symbol of which is washing one another’s feet. and Jesus’ gift of the Eucharist. At the end of the service we strip the church in anticipation of the events of Good Friday.
March 25 – Good Friday – 12 Noon – The Proper Liturgy of Good Friday
We worship using the Proper Liturgy for Good Friday as found in The Book of Common Prayer. The readings for this evening include the narration of Jesus’ crucifixion. Truth be told, the road to the celebration of Easter becomes a reality because of the events of Good Friday. There is no short-cut.
March 25 – Good Friday – Tenebrae – 7:30 p.m.
Tenebrae is the Latin word for ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows.’ In a darkened church this service features the recitation of readings from the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah, along with the chanting of psalms. A moving part of the service involves the extinguishing of a series of candles until only one candle remains, a symbol of the Lord Jesus. That last light is hidden for a time but returns to proclaim the victory of the Resurrection.
March 26 – Holy Saturday – 9:30 a.m.
Our worship is brief but intentionally sets aside a time of waiting, commemorating the time Jesus’ body rests in the tomb. This is the one day of the year in the Episcopal Church we are not permitted to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. A meditation on the Gospel is offered.
March 26 – Baptism Instruction – 10:30 a.m.
in the Centrum (our worship space)
March 26 – A Vigil of Lessons and Psalms – 7:30 p.m.
We will gather on Easter Eve participating in a Vigil of Lessons from the Hebrew Bible, Psalms, and Canticles. The church will be darkened save for individual candles and illumination for the readings from scripture. We will be invited to depart in silence in the same silences which marked the close of previous services in Holy Week as we await the new life that is Easter.
March 27 – Easter Day
8:30 a.m. we’ll begin in the Memorial Garden to greet the Sunday of the Resurrection by lighting a fire from which our Paschal Candle (Christ Candle) will be lit and processed into the church. Elements of the Easter Vigil will be included followed by the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. A continental breakfast will follow in the Concourse (the broad hallway).
10:15 a.m. We’ll gather with the children in the Memorial Garden for some prayers to welcome Easter after which we’ll process into the church following the Paschal Candle to begin the 10:30 service.
10:30 a.m. We will have a grand procession following the Paschal Candle, we’ll celebrate the sacrament of Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist.
Following the 10:30 service we’ll have an Egg Hunt for children and a Covered Dish Easter Brunch for all (be sure to sign up to bring a dish to share).
Child Care is available on Palm Sunday and Easter Day beginning at 9:15 a.m.