Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday (April 5)

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. From John chapter 12: So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord". This service will be online.

Palms will be available in front of the chapel this weekend starting at 9am on Friday morning (April 3). Here's a video by the Johnson family describing their use for this special yearly celebration.

Maundy Thursday (April 9)

The word Maundy comes from the Latin mandatum meaning "mandate" or "command". On that Thursday, after the Last Supper, Jesus said this to his disciples: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. (from John 13)

COVID-19 UPDATE: There will be no online Maundy Thursday service. However, for those desiring an experience of Holy Communion, this resource from St. Augustine's Prayer Book can help you experience spiritual communion.

"The Book of Common Prayer reminds us that if one is unable to actually consume the consecrated bread and wine due to extreme sickness or disability, the desire is enough for God to grant all the benefits of communion (BCP, p. 457). When being present at a celebration of the Eucharist is absolutely impossible, this act of prayer and meditation can provide the means by which you can associate yourself with the Eucharistic Action and open yourself to God’s grace and blessing" - from Forward Movement.

Spiritual Communion

Good Friday (April 10)

- Good Friday Services

On that Friday - after his arrest, trial, and condemnation - Jesus was put to death upon on a cross. It is the central historical event of the Christian faith and the cross has become Christianity's most enduring symbol.

COVID-19 UPDATE: There will be no online Maundy Thursday service.

- Children's Passion Play & Egg Hunt

Cancelled due to the virus precautions.

- Stations of the Cross

Reflect on 14 different Good Friday scenes; from Jesus' condemnation before Pontius Pilate to his body being laid in the tomb. This traditional journey will encourage you to remember and enter into the experience of Jesus' suffering and death.  While the church building will be closed, this event will likely have an online expression due to Covid-19.

Holy Saturday (April 11)

- All Holy Saturday events are cancelled.

Easter Day (April 12)

Paul said this in 1 Corinthians 15: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."  This service will be online.