The following briefly describes our upcoming Holy Week services:
On Palm Sunday (March 29) we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We will have the procession of the palms at the beginning of the 10:00 am service and will be reading the passion of our Lord during our worship at both services.
Our Maundy Thursday (April 2) service starts at 7:00 pm and will focus on the Last Supper of Jesus with His disciples. We will celebrate the Holy Eucharist and the altar will be stripped of all its appointments (candles, hangings, linens). Everything will be taken away except for the cross.
On Good Friday (April 3) our Traditional Anglican Service begins at 12:00 noon, with a particular focus on the passion of our Lord and the meaning of His death for our lives. This quiet service does not include the Holy Eucharist. Following the service, at 1:00 pm, we will observe the Stations of the Cross.
On Holy Saturday (April 4) the service of The Great Easter Vigil begins at 8:00 pm. This service starts in semi-darkness, and as the Light of Christ is brought into the sanctuary we hear of God’s saving acts from the Old Testament. Then the first proclamation of “Christ is Risen” signifies His resurrection as the ultimate gift of God’s salvation. Be sure to bring a bell to ring at the proclamation of resurrection! The first communion service of Easter is celebrated at The Vigil.
On Easter Sunday (April 5) we will celebrate at the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services with full choir and special music. The focus for these joyful services is celebration and thanksgiving for God’s salvation offered to us through the Resurrection of Christ. Everyone is invited to bring flowers for the “flowering of the cross” in the courtyard.