Holy Week Worship Schedule
Holy Thursday, April 17 - 6:00 pm
Includes foot washing, the Maundy Thursday Agape meal (with elements reminiscent of the Passover, which Jesus and his friends were celebrating) including Eucharist at the table, the stripping of the altar, and silent remembrance of Jesus' night in the garden praying to be delivered from this death, if it were possible.
Good Friday Service, April 18 - 12:00 noon
Holy Saturday, April 19 - 12:00-4:00 pm
Preparation day: Polish the silver, prepare the linens, set up sacristy for Easter Vigil, kitchen for Easter morning, bring Easter lilies and other colorful flowers of all kinds BEFORE 4 pm, please!
Children's Easter craft afternoon:
All kids welcome - We'll dye Easter eggs, make Easter window "stained glass" ornaments, bake Easter bread, and paint personal Paschal candles. (Snack - but not lunch - provided)
The Great Vigil of Easter,
Saturday, April 19- 7:00 pm
The new fire, our lighted candles, all the drama of moving from darkness to light, re-setting the altar, bringing in the flowers and decorating - the chaos and the joy of everybody doing it all together while singing - the traditional Easter homily of St John Chrysostom with foot stamping and plenty of Alleluias! The Eucharist, bells ringing - Ah, who can resist?!