The shortest season of the Church year is Holy Week. It begins on Palm Sunday and ends at Easter. During that week, we remember and re-enact the foundational events of the Christian faith. This is a great opportunity to deepen your spiritual life by symbolically walking those last days from hosannas
to the Cross and then, of course, to the Glorious Resurrection.
The three days leading to Easter are often known as the Triduum. Services for these three days will begin on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.. The Maundy Thursday service is one of deep meaning for many people and will help prepare you for the days to come.
Immediately after the Maundy Thursday service we will begin an overnight vigil. You are invited to spend an hour of prayer in the Dane Chapel, which will be turned into a “garden” so we can spend the time with Jesus in Gethsemane, watching and praying. We currently have vigil times open at 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, 12:00 pm, 3:00 am, 4:00 am and 5:00 am. If you are able, please volunteer to spend an hour of prayer in the church during one of these time slots. Contact Bruce Cory (firstname.lastname@example.org
) if you would like to volunteer for one of these prayer times. You are also welcome to come at other times when someone has already volunteered to cover that hour.
The Good Friday service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday.
The church will also be open for private prayer following the Thursday service and on Friday morning from 6:00 am until 11:00 am.
Please plan to attend and or all of the Holy Week services as a way to prepare yourself and deepen your gratitude for and understanding of the Easter celebration.
On Easter Sunday, there will be a pot-luck breakfast from 9:30 am until church service begins at 11:00 am. Following the service will be an Easter egg hunt for the children.