Holy Week and Easter

Home Worship Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday, April 5

10 a.m. Morning Prayer

Holy Week begins with the remembrance of Jesus’s humble yet triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The service begins with the Liturgy of the Palms and includes the reading of the Passion Gospel.

Maundy Thursday, April 9

7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy
8 p.m. Stripping of the Altar

On the night before he died, Jesus broke bread with his friends. We invite you to prepare your home table with us as we remember that evening in word and song. We’ll begin the Maundy Thursday liturgy at 7 p.m., which will include time for the Agape meal in your home, and return to the liturgy at 8 p.m. for the stripping of the altar. 

Good Friday, April 10

12 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

The Good Friday service at 12 p.m. will offer worshippers a quiet time for reflection and prayer. The story of Christ’s passion will be chanted. 

The Way of the Cross is from the Book of Occasional Services. 

Easter Vigil, April 11

8 p.m. Liturgy

At 8:00 p.m., join us for The Great Vigil of Easter. This service marks the movement from darkness to light as we celebrate the hope given us by Christ’s empty tomb. We gather to light the New Fire, hear readings chronicling God’s saving deeds in history, and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. We hope you will help us make a great noise at the first Alleluia of Easter by ringing bells at home. The consecrated elements will be reserved for the Sunday when we will be able to gather once again as a whole body in Calvary’s nave.

Easter Day, April 12

10 a.m. Morning Prayer

Easter morning celebrates the risen Christ with songs and shouts of Alleluia! Celebrate the joy of new life!

What is your favorite Easter hymn? If we don’t sing it at the Easter Vigil or on Easter Day, Organist-Choirmaster Kristin Lensch will play the most well-loved hymns throughout the Easter season.