In this season of preparation, we have arrived at what we have been preparing for: Holy Week. This most solemn and holy of weeks in our tradition continues to prepare us for those days leading up to, during, and after Christ’s death and resurrection. We pray that you take a close look at our Holy Calendar and discern what it is you need this year…healing? service? prayer? forgiveness? hope? new life? All can be found in these beautiful services next week.
Below are all the details, including a brief description of the service, times offered, and how best to fully participate. May you have a transformative Holy Week.
The Rev. Andrew Rutledge
Palm Sunday: April 10
Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
This service remembers Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with palms being raised in celebration. At 9 and 11, we begin in the parish hall, then process outside, entering the church building to “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.”
Monday thru Friday
Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m. on Zoom (Meeting Link)
Start your weekdays in Holy Week with morning prayer. On Zoom, we will be able to see each other during our prayer, it gives others the opportunity to read the lessons, and allows our prayer requests to be said aloud for others to hear. After each service, time will be offered to stick around for fellowship and conversation. Download the morning prayer booklet here.
Holy Monday: April 11
Healing Service at 7:00 p.m.
This service is not meant just for the terminally ill or recently grieving. This is a healing service, and don’t we all need a little healing of some sort? This service is a place to bring your “ills” (anger, grief, loss, anxiety) and present them to be healed by God’s gracious and loving power.
Holy Wednesday: April 13
Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m.
This beautiful service is characterized by prayer, readings, and music, and ends with the extinguishing of candles, marking the beginning of the Triduum.
Maundy Thursday: April 14
Footwashing at 6:30 p.m.; Service at 7:00 p.m.
On this night, we follow Christ’s mandatum that we love one another as we wash one another’s feet and we keep the Eucharistic feast that was established by Christ all those years ago the night before his trial and crucifixion. This service will be broadcast on FB Live and you can download the bulletin here. The church space will be available for personal prayer until 11 p.m. Confession available from 9-11 p.m. Sign up sheet on the Rector’s office door.
Good Friday: April 15
Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m.
This year our Stations of the Cross focuses on the war in Ukraine, which is one of the Passions in our world right now.
Church Open for In-Person Prayer from 12 p.m – 3 p.m.
All are welcome to stop by the church and pray. Confession available 1-3 p.m. Sign up sheet on the Rector’s office door.
Evening Service: The Seven Last Words at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for prayerful meditation with music and art on Jesus’ last words and on the cross.
Holy Saturday: April 16
Service of the Day at 9:30 a.m.
Keep the solemnity of the service – the quietest day of the year – with this prayer service. Stay after to help prepare the church for the Easter Vigil.
Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 a.m.
All children between 0 and 8 to come and hunt for eggs, and rumor has it the Easter Bunny will be stopping by! There will be a variety of easter crafts to work on while waiting for the Bunny’s arrival, Hunting for eggs will begin promptly at 10:45. Masks will still be required indoors and so this year we will not be providing food at the end of the hunt.
Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m.
Join us for Christianity’s holiest of nights where we experience light piercing the darkness as we light the new fire, hear the story of God’s salvation, renew our baptismal covenant, and celebrate Christ’s triumph over death! This service will be broadcast on FB Live.
Easter Day: April 17
Holy Eucharist at 8, 9, and 11 a.m.
Our Easter celebration continues with our online service on Sunday. Dress up in your Sunday best–bow ties and fun hats welcome!! The 11am service will be broadcast on FB Live.