Holy Week 2019
If you’re looking for a deeper Easter experience, with profound liturgy and welcoming parish experience, we invite you to join us for Holy Week 2019.
Holy Week as explained by The Rev. Meghan Ryan
We can’t get to Easter without going through Holy Week. Without Christ’s Passion and Death, we can’t find the empty tomb. Except for Easter Day itself, the Church’s most ancient annual observances center around the events that took place in Jerusalem during the days that led up to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. The Church has long recognized the centrality and the essential quality of these events for those who follow the Way of Jesus. The writers of the four Gospels spend a great deal of time describing the events that unfold in the days we remember as Holy Week-so much so, that some biblical scholars refer to everything else contained in the Gospels as “prelude” to the heart of the Good News: Christ’s Passion and Death, with Easter as the sign of God’s victory over sin and death on the cross. Without these events, none of the rest of the story of Jesus makes sense.
Palm/Passion Sunday – April 14
7:30 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. The liturgy of the palms is the entrance rite for the service. The congregation may gather at a place apart from the church and process to the church after the blessing of the branches of palm or other trees (BCP, p. 270). The liturgy of the palms includes a reading of one of the gospel accounts of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. To learn more about Palm Sunday, click here.
Holy Monday – April 15
Noon – Ecumenical Service and Lunch @ Madison Street United Methodist Church.
A devotion to the Passion of Christ which recalls a series of events at the end of Jesus’ life from his condemnation to his burial. The Way of the Cross imitates the practice of visiting the places of Jesus’ Passion in the Holy Land by early Christian pilgrims. To learn more about the Way of the Cross/Stations of the Cross. Learn more >>
Holy Tuesday – April 16
Noon – Ecumenical Service and Lunch @ Immaculate Conception Church
One of the principal Daily Offices. Evening Prayer has been the title for the Evening Office in Anglican worship since the 1552 revision of the Prayer Book. Evening Prayer may begin with an opening sentence of scripture and with the confession of sin.
Noon – Ecumenical Service and Lunch @ Trinity Episcopal Church
7 pm – Holy Eucharist & Washing of Feet @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Join our celebration of the humility and compassion of Christ as we recall the dramatic washing of the feet at the Last Supper Learn more »
We invite you to keep the vigil, waiting and praying with Christ on the eve of his crucifixion. An Altar of Repose will be constructed, as a focal point for prayer. We do ask two adults, ages eighteen and older, commit to a shift, however EVERYONE is invited at ANYTIME during the vigil to reflect, pray, and just be present. Sign-up for a shift online or refer to the sheet located on table outside parish hall.
Noon – Ecumenical Service and Lunch @ First Presbyterian Church
Good Friday Service – 7 p.m. – Trinity Episcopal Church
We invite you to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ, including special devotions before the Cross Learn more »
Easter Sunday – April 21
Ecumenical Sunrise Service @ The Downtown Commons – 6 a.m.
Eucharist Rite I – 7:30 a.m. @ Trinity Episcopal Church
This Easter morning service begins with a mini Easter Vigil then moves into the Rite I service: a spoken service in traditional English.
Join our celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. Alleluia! Everyone is invited to bring flowers for the children to “flower” the cross and bells (small to medium) to ring in the Alleluias! as we celebrate the Resurrection at the first Eucharist of Easter. Learn more »
Episcopal Relief & Development boxes will be collected Easter Sunday.