Holy Week is about telling the story of our salvation. Holy Week is about hearing again the story of God’s love for us. Holy Week is about worshipping Jesus, and giving thanks for our new life in Him.
Maundy Thursday – 6:30pm
We sit with Christ and the Disciples in the Upper Room. As Jesus washes their feet, we wash each other’s feet. He institutes Holy Communion, and we celebrate at the Lord’s Table. He prays for them, and we pray for one another. And as he is arrested, we strip the sanctuary bare.
Good Friday Retreat – 7am-5:30pm
The Church is open all day for private retreat and reflection. Come as you are able. Stay as long as you like. Stations of the Cross will be available, as well as space for private reading and private prayer. Prayer services at:
7am – Matins – followed by Litany
9am – Terce – followed by Lamentations
12pm – Sext – followed by the Tre Ore
3pm – None – followed by Stations of the Cross
5pm – Vespers
Good Friday Tenebrae – 6pm
‘Tenebrae’ is the latin word for ‘darkness’. The Tenebrae service is an ancient monastic tradition of prayer and meditation at the foot of Jesus’ Cross. In this somber liturgy, we hear from Scripture and the Church Fathers, we pray from the Psalms, as we slowly extinguish candles recalling Christ death for our salvation.
Holy Saturday – 10:30am
Holy Saturday is a quiet time of prayer. We gather around Christ’s tomb to recall His promise to us – that death will not have the last word anymore. As we sing ancient words – “in stillness earth awaits the Resurrection” – we catch our first glimpse of the joy of Easter morning.
Easter Vigil – 8pm
The Great Vigil of Easter is the greatest and holiest celebration of the Church Year. We listen to the story of God’s unending love, as again and again He comes to rescue His loved ones. We kindle a new fire that will light our sanctuary, and then we rejoice that Christ is Risen! We sing and we praise, we shout and we proclaim because our Savior has triumphed. Death and sin are defeated, and we can experience His salvation.
We continue our celebrations on Easter Morning at 11am, and every Sunday.
We welcome you to join us in our worship! After the service we will continue to celebrate with a Potluck feast!