Join us as we celebrate Christ's victory over death! The day includes a joyful liturgy, the traditional flowering of the cross, an egg hunt for the children, and some social time afterward.
Easter service and children's Sunday school begin at 10am. See you there!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. The procession with palms, which was already observed in Jerusalem in the fourth century, calls to mind the triumphal entry of Jesus, our Lord and King, into Jerusalem. The procession is fundamentally an act of worship, witness, and devotion to our Lord.
The purpose of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem was to fulfill his Father’s will; thus it is fitting that this service continues with the reading of the Passion Gospel in which the whole story of the week is anticipated.
The emphasis of the liturgy turns to the days that lie ahead in Holy Week.
We who hail Jesus as king one moment, may in the next deny him, even joining with the crowd in shouting, “Crucify him!”
Service and children's Sunday school begin at 10am. See you there!
Maundy Thursday receives its name from the mandatum (commandment) given by our Lord: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34).
At the Last Supper, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and commanded them to love and serve one another as he had done. This day commemorates the Lord’s example of servant ministry, the institution of the Eucharist, the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal leading to the crucifixion.
Maundy Thursday service begins at 7pm. See you there!
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way,
And the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Good Friday is a most somber day, appropriately marked by fasting, abstinence, and penitence, leading us to focus on Jesus and the meaning of his cross. The Lord of Life was rejected, mocked, scourged, and then put to death on the cross. The faithful are reminded of the role which their own sin played in this suffering and agony, as Christ took all sin upon himself, in obedience to his Father’s will. By the cross we are redeemed, set free from bondage to sin and death.
The cross is a sign of God’s never-ending love for us. It is a sign of life, in the midst of death.
Service begins at noon. See you there!