Holy Week at WPLC
We often want to jump right into Easter Sunday and skip over the important events of Holy Week; yet, the Easter Resurrection is deeper and more meaningful when we get the full story of Holy Week. You won’t want to miss this transformational journey!
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Passion/Palm Sunday (Sunday, April 14) – 10 a.m.
We mark this day as a necessary reminder of God’s action in salvation. We will march into the sanctuary waving palms and hear the Passion story according to Luke.
Photo Caption: Palm Sunday’s Children’s Message
Maundy “Commandment” Thursday (Thursday, April 18) – 7:30 p.m.
This day is the first of the three most holy days in all of Christian life (the great Three Days). We honor Jesus’s new commandment to love one another. We will enact this service-focused life with (optional) feet washing, celebrate the Last Supper, and strip the altar as a sign of Jesus’s abandonment.
Good Friday (Friday, April 19) – 7:30 p.m.
This is the second of the three most holy days. We journey through Jesus’s suffering and death. We will hear the Passion reading from John, participate in the Bidding Prayer, and process and honor the cross. All are signs of the mystery of faith (that Christ has died so that we may live).
Photo Caption: Good Friday Prayer Around the Cross
The Great Easter Vigil (Saturday, April 20) – 7:30 p.m.
This is the culmination of the Three Days and focuses on the Resurrection of Jesus. This is the most important celebration of our Christian year and the basis of our faith and worship life. The Resurrection of Christ is proclaimed in word and sign, and we gather around a pillar of fire, hear ancient stories of our faith, welcome new siblings at the font, and share the food and drink of the Promised Land.
Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 21) – 10 a.m.
This festival Sunday honors the Resurrection! We are pulling out all the stops with inspirational preaching, moving music, interactive children’s message, champagne toast, and fresh-baked bread for all our visitors! Come join us for a festive celebration of our God who dispels our fear of uncertainty and death.
Photo Caption: Easter Sunday Celebration