Holy Week and Easter 2023

Plan to walk with us through Holy Week as we gather to hear the gospel stories and face the hard truth of what happened to Jesus. In the days leading up to Easter, we confront our own and humankind’s shadows. And God too is revealed, standing firmly on the side of the persecuted—even those who are persecuted “in God’s name.” Come to contemplate how this truth matters in our lives and in our world today.

All services will be hybrid, held in our Sanctuary and via livestream.
The livestream link and online worship bulletins are found on the Worship page. 

Palm Sunday, april 2

Palm Sunday Breakfast, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Margaret Jewett Hall
Join us for our annual All-Church Palm Sunday Breakfast in Margaret Jewett Hall, where we enjoy conversation and connection over hot cross buns and other breakfast goodies. At the close of the breakfast, we hand out palms and make our way to the church lawn for our palm procession.

Palm Sunday Processional & Hybrid Morning Worship, gather at 10:55 a.m. on the church lawn
We remember Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. We greet him with a “parade” of young and old, waving palms and singing traditional songs. Come join us as we make our way on the road with Jesus!

Maundy Thursday, April 6

Maundy Thursday Service with Communion and Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m.
We recall the new commandment Jesus gave his disciples “to love one another as I have loved you.” We remember this truth revealed to us during his last meal with his friends by celebrating Holy Communion. And in a candle-lit, then darkened, sanctuary, we call to mind Jesus’ anguish and arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. We depart in silence. Parents are encouraged to use their judgment; this service is likely most suitable for children older than 10. 

Good Friday, April 7

Good Friday Service of Lamentation at 7:00 p.m.
We gather to lament the world’s pain and injustice and to remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Join us for this solemn service of ritual, reverence, and remembrance, where we meditate on Jesus’ story and the stories and images from our current lives and recent past. Parents are encouraged to use their judgment; this service is likely most suitable for children older than 10. 

Easter, April 9

Easter Hybrid Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Christ is Risen! We celebrate and rejoice in God’s gift of new life through the resurrection of Jesus, as we proclaim the liberating truth of God’s forgiving, redeeming, all-embracing love, greater even than death.