Holy Week Schedule 2021

Dear Friends,

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.

Prayerfully,
The Rev. Andrew Rutledge

Palm Sunday: March 28

This service remembers Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with palms being raised in celebration. Instead of the festive procession that normally starts in the parish hall, then goes outside and finally ends in the church building, you are invited to watch a video of previous processions or “process” around your own home from room to room during our processional hymn. Either way, we will be “marching in the light of God.” In preparation for this service please:

  • pick up palms from the church, tomorrow (3/27) at the main entrance, or gather any kinds of twigs or branches
  • print bulletin

Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

In-person worship is available for a gathering of 50 or less people at each service. Please don’t forget to make your reservation.

Holy Monday: March 29

Healing Service at 7:30 p.m.

This service is not meant just for the terminally ill or recently grieving. This is a healing service, and after just a tumultuous year, most everyone is in need of healing. 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. Due to the contemplative nature of this service, virtual worship will be offered via Zoom meeting and not FB. Simply click this link at 7:30pm on March 29 and join the service. In preparation for this service please:

  • please have a candle ready to light
  • if comfortable, have a small amount of oil available with which to anoint your head
  • print bulletin
Holy Tuesday: March 30

Holy Tuesday Evening Prayer at 7:30 p.m.

This is a service that focuses on hunger and justice in our community. A reflection will be given by RCS volunteer, Diane Dugard. The service will be on FB Live, and will also be available on YouTube. In preparation for this service please:

Holy Wednesday: March 31

Tenebrae at 7:30 p.m.

This is a beautiful service that is characterized by prayer, music, and ends with the extinguishing of candles which marks the beginning of the Triduum. Music will be provided by the All Saints’ Choir. The service will be on FB Live, and will also be available on YouTube. In preparation for this service please:

  • please have candles ready to light and then extinguish
  • print bulletin
Maundy Thursday: April 1

Maundy Thursday Eukharistia at TBD (individual for each household)

Eukharistia in ancient Greek (εὐχαριστία) means “gratitude, giving of thanks”. By clicking HERE you will find an in-home service guide to walk you through the holy tenants of this service: reading the story of Passover, sharing a meal, washing of feet, and recounting Jesus’ arrest at Gethsemane. Once finished with the “worship at your own pace” guide, then go to our FB page or YouTube page and finish the service by viewing a video that will be provided. In preparation for this service please:

  • have bread- a recipe for homemade bread can be found HERE
  • have wine and/or equally attractive non alcoholic beverages
  • have candles
  • basin for water
  • pitcher for water
  • hand towels for foot washing
  • print bulletin
  • If you desire to create a place in your home to keep vigil through the night, you can use flowers, potted plants, candles, beloved objects, etc. as a reminder of the Garden of Gethsemane.

Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist In-Person at 6 p.m.

On this night, we commemorate the Last Supper and the night before Christ was crucified. To prepare for Good Friday, we will have a Stripping of the Altar. Fifty people are able to be physically present, so please be sure to make a reservation. The church space will be available for personal prayer until 10 p.m.

Good Friday: April 2

Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.

A special Morning Prayer service will be offered specially recognizing Good Friday via FB,Instagram LIVE, and Zoom. In preparation for this service please:

Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m.

Worship the Stations of the Cross with us via FB and YouTube. A beautiful video highlighting All Saints’ Stations, which were created by children in Atrium III, has been produced by parishioner, Eileen Crowley. In preparation for this service please:

Church Open for In-Person Prayer from 12 p.m – 3 p.m.

All are welcome to stop by the church and pray as you see fit. Booklets containing the Stations of the Cross will be available if you would like to walk through the church with the Stations.

Evening Service with Passion Play at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for worship via FB Live or YouTube as we will hear the story of our Lord’s Passionas interpreted by Paula Stevens-Contey’s Passion Play and will be performed by the AllSaints’ Players. The play will be followed by the Veneration of the Cross. In preparation forthis service please:

Holy Saturday: April 3

Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.

A special Morning Prayer service will be offered specially recognizing Holy Saturday via FB, Instagram LIVE, and Zoom. In preparation for this service please:

Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m.

Join us for Christianity’s most holiest of nights where we experience the new fire that lightsthe Paschal Candle, we hear the God’s story of salvation (Scripture pieces performed bydifferent All Saints’ parishioners), renew our baptismal, welcome our newest member in baptism, and celebrate Christ’s triumph over death! This service will be broadcast on FB Live and YouTube. In preparation for this service please:

  • have candles for everyone in your family
  • have a bowl of water for the renewal of baptismal vows
  • have bells or other noise makers to ring during the Gloria
  • print bulletin
Easter Day: April 4

Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m.

Our Easter celebration will continue with our online service on Sunday. Dress up in your Sunday best–bow ties and fun hats welcome!! In preparation for this service please:

Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

In-person worship is available for a gathering of 50 or less people at each service. Please don’t forget to make your reservation.