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 – April 2, 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 Matthew. Join us in-person or online–your choice!

Maundy “Commandment” Thursday – April 6, 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, and celebrate the Last Supper. We’ll depart as we strip the altar as a sign of Jesus’s abandonment, and this year, we invite you to remove Christian symbols from your home for the remainder of the Three Days. Participate in-person or online.

Photo Caption: Good Friday Prayer Around the Cross

Good Friday – April 7, 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.

    The Great Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 8, 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.

      Easter Sunday – April 9, 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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