Holy Week presents many opportunities to worship with our sisters and brothers in Christ. Please check the schedule of events below and join us as we knowledge and celebrate this most holy time.
April 7: Palm Sunday (worship at St. Paul begins at 10:00 am)
April 14: Passion Sunday (worship at St. Paul begins at 10:00 am)
April 18 : Maundy Thursday (worship at St. Paul begins at 7:00 pm)
At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.
April 19: Good Friday Community Service (worship at First Congregational Church at 1:00 pm)
April 19 - Good Friday Joint Service (worship at Faith Lutheran begins at 7:00 pm)
Celebrate the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died.
April 20 - Easter Vigil - (worship at Settlement Lutheran at 7:00 pm. Bishop Satterlee Preaching and Presiding)
Celebrate our Passover with Christ from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life. This night is the heart of our celebration of the Three Days and the pinnacle of the church’s year. The resurrection of Christ is proclaimed in word and sign, and we gather around a pillar of fire, hear ancient stories of our faith, and share the food and drink of the
the promised land. Raised with Christ, we go forth into the world, aflame with the good news of the resurrection.
April 21 - Easter Sunday (worship at St. Paul begins at 10:00 am)
The Easter season is about seeing: Christ is risen, Christ present among us in the breaking of the bread, Christ’s Spirit poured out on the church. At Easter every veil that has obscured the cosmic reality that Christ is alive, life is stronger than death, and love wins is lifted and discarded with Christ’s burial shroud, never to be needed again.