Holy Week Worship Schedule April 14 – 21

Palm Sunday – April 14

8:30 am – Worship in Chapel

10:00 am – Blessing of the Palms

A brief outdoor ecumenical service and parade on Pine St. with palms and a live donkey as we remember Jesus’ entry into the city of Jerusalem.

10:30 am – Worship in Sanctuary

 

Maundy Thursday – April 18

7:00 pm – Worship in Sanctuary

A Service of Shadows with Holy Communion when the lights dim to darkness as we remember Jesus’ anguished prayer, his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, and Jesus’ death on the cross. The service will conclude with the Chancel Choir singing The Seven Last Words of Christ by Heinrich Schtz.

 

Good Friday – April 19

12:00-3:00 pm – Ecumenical Worship

At St. John’s Episcopal Church on Pine Street, remembering the Seven Last Words of Christ and Jesus’ death on the cross. Come and go as you wish.

 

7:00 pm – Worship in Sanctuary 

A Service of Lamentation as we face the death of Jesus on the cross, come to be near him in his suffering, lament the world’s brokenness and the fragmentation of our lives, and affirm the conviction that God’s mercy still is over all.

 

Saturday Vigil Labyrinth Walk – April 20

4:00 to 6:00 pm – Plymouth Hall

Join others in quiet community on Saturday of Holy Week, the quietest day of the Christian year. Candlelight, silence, meditative music, Scripture reading, poetry, prayer stations surround this walking pilgrimage on our canvas labyrinth.  Come and go, as you wish.

 

Easter – Sunday, April 1

9:00 am and 11:00 am – Worship in Sanctuary

Extended Musical Preludes at 8:45 am and 10:45 am.

Services of Joy with brass and bells as we celebrate the Good News of Christ’s Resurrection and join our voices in singing Alleluia! A festive fellowship hour will be held between the services. Childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers during worship is available.

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A NOTE TO PARENTS:  Our worship services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are solemn. Our experience is that elementary age children and youth appreciate the candlelight and ritual and find the worship meaningful.

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