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Holy Week 2024 - What To Expect

Updated: Mar 28

Maundy Thursday

March 28 - 6:30 PM (Sanctuary & Online)

We enter into the Holy Triduum (the Great Three Days of Easter), a continuous worship service commemorating Jesus last three days. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus' commandment to love one another. Maundy is the word for “command.” As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved.

The Stations of Peter

March 29 - Noon to 8 PM (Chapel)

Interactive stations with art, scripture, and creative response are a nod to the Stations of the Cross. We highlight Peter’s role in the crucifixion narrative, and in this way, we follow Jesus to his death with Peter as our companion. By focusing on Peter, we imagine how we might have acted and behaved had we been there as one of Jesus’ followers and friends. Guided liturgy at Noon, self-guided experience through the afternoon, before and after Good Friday worship.

Good Friday

March 29 - 6:30 PM (Sanctuary & Online)

The Holy Triduum continues with Good Friday, in which life and death stand side by side as we enter into this solemn liturgy. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter Vigil.

Easter Vigil

March 30 - 6:30 PM (Sanctuary & Online)

The Holy Triduum concludes with the Great Vigil of Easter. This is the night of salvation! On this night we gather around fire, word, water, bread, and wine, proclaiming through story and song that ours is a God who continuously brings life out of death. We experience again the heart of God’s baptismal promise and the center of our faith: we are claimed and cleansed, renewed in the death and resurrection of Christ. We gather with all the saints of every time and place to celebrate the good news: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! This will be a joint service with other cluster congregations.

Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day

"And I hope" - March 31 - 10 AM (Sanctuary & Online)

Our focus returns to Peter, as we journey onward in our Lent & Easter worship series, “Wandering Heart.” We might expect that, after denying Christ, Peter would cower in shame—or perhaps even run away in an attempt to leave his past behind him. Instead, when he hears the news from the women, he doesn’t dismiss them like the other disciples. He gets up and runs to the tomb. We run with him as we sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love in the feast of holy communion.

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