Palm / Passion Sunday
Palm / Passion Sunday is the Sunday on the weekend before the celebration of Easter and marks the beginning of Holy Week with worship at 10:30 am.
After the 40 days of Lent before Easter, Holy Week invites us into the final days of Jesus’ life and passion on the cross.
On Maundy Thursday of Holy Week, we come together in worship at 7:00 pm to hear God’s story of the Last Supper and to remove all decorations in the worship space and depart in silence to recognize Jesus’ being stripped of his title and community.
On Good Friday, we gather in silence for worship at 10:30 am; this simple and short service is the only time in the year where we do not celebrate communion.
During the sparse and simple Good Friday service, we hear the Bible readings of Jesus’ death and are reminded that this is not the end.
The Vigil of Easter is on Saturday night before Sunday.
We hear stories from creation through resurrection to be reminded of Christ’s presence as Word of God from the beginning and all through the ages.
Darkness, then the new fire, readings, then festive singing: the Saturday Vigil is the start of Easter.
Easter Sunday morning at 10:30 am we gather for uplifting singing and worship as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ for the Life of the world!
With hymn singing, communion, and in celebration, we gather to give thanks for the hope found in Christ’s resurrection to eternal life!