Holy Week and Easter

Join in worship on Palm Sunday and begin the journey with Christ through Holy Week. Experience the service known as the Triduum––one continuous service of worship from Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) through Good Friday, to the joy of Resurrection Sunday!

Download the Holy Week Services 2019 (PDF) with all the information on the worship services from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday morning.

8:30/10am, Palm Sunday, April 14

8:30/10am, Palm Sunday Worship ServicesRev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle preaching on Galatians 5:22-6:5

10am, Children will start in worship.

“Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it” (Psalm 118:18-19).

 

7pm, Holy Thursday, Worship & Communion, April 18

“Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples,” by Nicolas Bertin,

Meditation by Rev. Kathy Sizer on Gal. 6:6-18; John 13. 

Nursery Care. Families with older children are invited to attend this service together.

“I give you a new commandment, love one another. Just as I have loved you.” (John 13:12-15, 34)

About the artwork: “Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples,” by Nicolas Bertin, 1720-1730, oil on panel, 19 1/2 x 28 3/8 in. Through gesture and facial expression Bertin adeptly described a range of emotions, from surprise and puzzlement to humility.

 

7pm, Good Friday, April 19

“The Descent from the Cross,” Rembrandt Workshop, 1652, oil on canvas, 55in. x 43in.

Meditation by Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle on the Passion of Christ from the Gospel of John 18-19.

Nursery Care. Families with older children are invited to attend this service together.

“After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.”

A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.”  Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit” (John 19:28-30).

 

8 / 9:30 / 11am, Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

“Road to Emmaus,” (detail) by Duccio, 1308-11, Tempera on wood, 51 x 57 cm, Siena.

Message by Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle on Luke 24.

Music led by Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Praise Team, featuring Organ, Piano and Brass.

8, 9:30 & 11am, Nursery Care

9:30 & 11am, Sunday School for Children PreK-5th Grade. Children will participate in Walking With Jesus – an interactive experience designed to bring God’s big story to life! (Preschool Classrooms 201/202)

9:30am, Middle/High School, Youth Center