Palm Sunday, April 9
We begin our journey to the cross by waving our palm branches as we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Children lead us in this tradition that churches the world over are reenacting on this day. The Children’s Choirs sing and we begin our journey to Jerusalem with Jesus.
Maundy Thursday, April 13
We gather at 7:00 p.m. to remember the Last Supper. Maundy Thursday takes its name from the Latin Dies Mandati, the day of commandment, referring to Jesus’ commandment that the disciples love one another. A 5:30 p.m. footwashing service takes place in the sanctuary. This service is especially good for families with young children, but all ages are invited.
Good Friday, April 14
Through hymns, silence, and confession, we will commemorate the death of Jesus. This 7:00 p.m. service
of darkness echoes the ancient tradition of Tenebrae, the extinguishing of candles as the passion story is read. Easter happens most fully for those who have taken seriously the suffering of God.
Easter Sunday, April 16
We gather on this day of the Resurrection, celebrating and anticipating an encounter with the Risen Lord. We bring out the Alleluias and festive music for the congregation (including hymns and Handel’s “Hallelujah”), trumpet and organ. Bring an offering of fresh flowers for the decorating of the Cross.