2017 Holy Week Service Schedule

Palm Sunday – April 9th

The 8:30 will gather in the Centrum. The 10:30 service will gather in the Community Life Center for the Blessings of the Palms and the homily. We will then process across the Courtyard to the Centrum for the reading of the Passion and the Eucharist. Child care will begin at 9:15 in the Nursery.

Maundy Thursday – April 13th

At 10:00 am, the Spiritual Quest group will meet in the Community Life Center to Walk the Stations of the Cross, reflecting on Jesus’s journey from the trial before Pilate to the burial in the garden. All are invited to join them for this meditation and time of prayer.

At 7:30 pm we will gather in the Centrum for Jesus’ instructions to love one another, as we follow Jesus’ example and wash each other’s feet. We will also follow Jesus’ instructions to offer the bread and wine and share them for the remembrance of Him. We will conclude the service by placing some of the bread and wine of communion in reserve for distribution on Good Friday.

Good Friday – April 14th

A self-guided meditation on the Scriptures of Holy Week featuring the photographic art of Larry Gaissert will be available in the Community Life Center beginning at 2:00 pm until the start of our evening service. All are invited for a time of personal silent meditation.

At 7:30 pm, we gather in silence in the Centrum to place at the center of our attention Jesus’ passion, or suffering, and death on the cross. We retell the stories of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion, and take part in the events of Jesus’ passion through our participation in special intercessory prayers, and through our attention to a large wooden cross that we will bring into the Centrum. We will receive the bread and wine of communion from the elements reserved the previous day.

The Great Vigil of Easter – April 15th

At 7:30 pm, we gather in the Memorial Garden to light the New Fire, and bless the new Paschal Candle. Led by the light of the new candle, we will process to the Community Life Center where we will hear the Vigil Lessons recounting God’s mighty saving acts in human history. The light of our Paschal Candle will then lead us to the Centrum for the Great Alleluias and renewal of our Baptismal vows and the celebration of the First Eucharist of Easter. Remember to bring bells and other joyous noisemakers to greet our Risen Lord.

Easter Day – April 16th

At 8:30 and 10:30 am, we will gather in the Centrum for our Great Festival of Easter Day. Following the 10:30 service, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and our traditional Covered Dish Easter Brunch will be held in the Community Life Center. All are invited to join in. Child Care will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Nursery.