Join us for these Holy Week worship services:

  • Palm Sunday, April 5. Worship can be watched HERE or HERE.
  • Holy Week Prayer and Worship Wednesday, April 8  Worship can be watched HERE.

7 p.m. Piano prelude featuring Holy Week hymns, 7:30 p.m. Holy Week Worship and Prayer

  • Easter Sunday, April 12 

Holy Week Overview

The events framed by Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his resurrection are some of the most dramatic and theologically important of the entire scriptural narrative. These days feature not only the drama of the triumphal entry, trial, last supper, and crucifixion but also poignant prayers and prophetic teachings of our Lord. The week begins with Passion/Palm Sunday and ends with the “three days” (also called the Triduum, from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Easter Day), the period during which we mark Jesus’ trial, death, and resurrection.

Palm/Passion Sunday, April 5

Palm Sunday Worship can be watched HERE or HERE.

The first Sunday of Holy Week is often referred to as Palm/Passion Sunday. The day begins by focussing on the entry of Christ into Jerusalem to shouts of “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Mark 11:9). But during this day we also begin to shift our eyes toward the suffering of Jesus in the week to come. It’s important to capture the irony of the day – this is the day on which Jesus entered in triumph, but as a part of his journey to the cross; this is the week in which the crowd’s cries of “Hosanna” would soon turn to “Crucify him!” We begin by focusing on the procession into Jerusalem and then to turn our eyes toward the suffering and passion of Jesus.

Maundy Thursday, April 9

On Maundy Thursday the church remembers the last evening Jesus shared with his disciples in the upper room before his arrest and crucifixion. Maundy Thursday marks three key events in Jesus’ last week: his washing of his disciples’ feet, his institution of the Lord’s Supper, and his new commandment to love one another. The name “Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latinmandatum novum, referring to the “new commandment” Jesus taught his disciples (John 13:34). In other words, this is “new commandment Thursday”.

Good Friday, April 10

Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ. It’s called “good” because of what Jesus’ death means for the redemption of the world. Worship on this day may focus on three aims: 1) to narrate and remember the events of Jesus’ death, 2) to open up the meaning of these events for our understanding of God and the redemption accomplished by the cross, and 3) to invite worshipers to renewed prayer and dedication.

Easter, April 12

All the hopes and expectations of Christians are realized in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, making Easter the most celebrative day fo the church year. Because the good news of Easter can hardly be contained in a single day’s celebration, Easter is only the first of fifty days of Eastertide, the “Great Fifty Days” that lead up to Pentecost. This season is designed for extended celebration, for exploring the ramifications of Easter for the redemption of all creation, and for joyful Christian living.

Devotion Guide

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Please join us for livestream Holy Week Prayer and Worship Wednesday, April 8

7 p.m. Piano prelude featuring Holy Week hymns

7:30 p.m. Holy Week Worship and Prayer

Devotion


Scripture


Main Gospel Text: John 13:1-38
OT: Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 70
NT: Hebrews 12:1-3

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