Holy Week

Holy Week

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!

The Dates

The Experience

An image of the events of holy week beginning with Palm/Passion Sunday and continuing with the resurrection!

Photo Caption: Palm Sunday’s Procession

Palm/Passion Sunday – March 24, 10 A.m.

We mark this day as a necessary reminder of God’s action in salvation. Together, we wave palms and hear the Passion story according to Mark. Join us in-person or online–your choice!

Photo Caption: Drawing of the Maundy Thursday experience

Maundy “Commandment” Thursday – March 28, 7:30 p.m.

This day is the first of the three most holy days in all of Christian life–called the Three Days. On this night, we honor Jesus’s new commandment to love one another. Together, we will pray, sing, read scripture, celebrate the Last Supper, and invite you to participate in (optional) foot washing. We’ll depart as we strip the altar as a sign of Jesus’s abandonment. Participate in-person or online.

Photo Caption: Drawing of the Good Friday experience

Good Friday – March 29, 7:30 p.m.

This is the second of the three most holy days. We journey through Jesus’s suffering and death as we experience the Passion reading from John, participate in the Bidding Prayer, engage in Jesus’s ancient lament (Solemn Reproaches), and honor the cross. All are signs of the mystery of faith (that Christ has died so that we may live). Join us in-person or online.

Photo Caption: Drawing of the Easter Vigil experience

The Great Easter Vigil – Saturday, March 30, 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, remember our baptism, and share the food and drink of the Promised Land. This will be an unforgettable night! We invite you to attend in-person or online.

Photo Caption: Easter Sunday at WPLC!

Easter Sunday – March 31, 10 a.m.

This festival Sunday honors the Resurrection! Come join us for a festive celebration of our God who dispels our fear of uncertainty and death. Since it’s a big day, it has its own page here!

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