Holy Week

Holy Week

Palm Sunday Processional – Sanctuary – Sunday, March 25

All are invited to gather on the plaza in front of the sanctuary twenty minutes before each worship service. Scripture reading, blessing of the palms, and ringing bells will draw us into worship and celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.

Maundy Thursday Communion and Tenebrae Service – 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary – Thursday, March 29

On this night, we remember and celebrate the final supper Jesus shared with his disciples. This service will close with tenebrae, meaning “shadows,” an ancient tradition in which light fades into darkness.

Easter Sunday – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – Sanctuary – Sunday, April 1

On this day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we join with the community of believers in every time and place as the Gospel is proclaimed, the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is shared, and hymns and anthems are sung, accompanied by brass, timpani and organ.

Easter Sunday Flowering the Cross: Bring fresh flowers of the season on April 1 to “flower the cross,” which will be planted in the Davis Street lawn.

 Easter Sunday Annual Butterfly Release: – Sunday, April 1

The Children’s Ministry Committee will host the annual Butterfly Release in the Mary Helen Long Garden between the Sanctuary and Williams Chapel. Children will gather in Room 224 and then have an egg hunt before butterfly release.  All are invited to join us as we celebrate the Resurrection through the symbolism of the butterfly.