Palm Sunday, April 9th: 8am & 10:15am
Our liturgies will include the Palm Procession recalling Jesus entering Jerusalem in humble fashion and the Passion Gospel according to Matthew.
Maundy Thursday, April 13th: 7pm
The Eucharist in which we celebrate Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. Just as Jesus asked them to eat bread, his body, and drink wine, his blood, to enter his life and ministry, so do we. Just as Jesus washed his disciples’ feet to ordain them into lives of service like his, so do we. Just as Jesus went to the garden to pray with his disciples before his arrest so do we.
Good Friday, April 14th: 12 noon; 7pm
On this dark and dreadful day, we recall the painful passion of our Lord in which he courageously allows himself to go to suffering and death to draw back the veil on our human violence and reveal God’s all-encompassing, forgiving love. Our liturgies represent our desire to walk with Jesus in his footsteps:
Good Friday Liturgy with John’s Passion Gospel, solemn prayers and sermon
Stations of the cross – we really walk those last steps of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa from his sentencing by Pilate to his body being laid in the tomb, with Scripture, prayers and hymns.
Holy Saturday, April 15th: 7pm
The new Paschal candle is lit and Deacon Newt brings it into church singing of the saving acts of God in history, which are also reflected in the vigil of readings which follow. We then celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.
Easter Sunday, April 16th: 9am & 11am (Easter Egg hunt in between)
Eucharistic celebrations of the resurrection including wonderful music, uplifting liturgy and dynamic sermon.