Looking ahead to Holy Week 2023

Holy Week

Palm Sunday—April 2nd at 10am

We conclude our Lenten journey with a final celebration of communion as we move from the processional entry into Jerusalem all the way to Jesus’ last supper. A palm parade and a special musical piece from the children of the church will be included in this service.

Maundy Thursday– April 6th at 6pm

The last time Jesus had dinner with his disciples before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion was on Maundy Thursday.

The term “Maundy” comes from the Latin word maundatum, meaning commandment, which refers to Jesus’ statement that night,

“I give you a new commandment; that you love one another…”

A very special worship service is planned to remember this supper on April 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. Participants will share a simple soup & bread supper at round tables as we move through a worship service reenactment of foot-washing, Jesus’ teachings, and his last supper that we now know as communion.

This is an interactive service and appropriate for all ages. We ask that you sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office to indicate your attendance so we can plan for our set up and food. Please join us!

Good Friday—April 7th from noon till 3pm

Why do we call it “Good” Friday?

On this day of Holy Week, we commemorate that Jesus willingly went to the cross to die. Some theories indicate it was originally called “God” Friday, or that the Old English reference to “Good” simply meant “Holy”. We will offer an opportunity to contemplate what Jesus did for us on this day, April 7, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

Come anytime during those hours to experience reflective music, a guide for your personal meditation, and an opportunity to pray. This will not be a formal worship service, but a quiet time together. You are welcome.