Holy Week 2021

March 28 – April 4

COME WITH US ON A ROAD FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, FROM BROKENNESS TO HEALING, AND FROM SORROW TO JOY. FROM March 28 to April 4, WE WILL WALK THROUGH THE EVENTS LEADING TO JESUS’ DEATH AND RESURRECTION, CULMINATING IN THE GLORIOUS CELEBRATION OF EASTER!

Join us for a combination of in-person, livestream and outdoor services.

Advance sign-up is required for childcare and some in-person services.

Masks are required for ages 3 and up for all events.

Schedule

Click on the services below to explore how to prepare at home for each special celebration in Holy Week!

palm

SUNDAY

March 28
8:30 am, 10:30 am, & 1 pm

Livestream: 10:30 am only. Take part in a celebratory outdoor procession that mirrors Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Enjoy a Gospel reading that foretells coming events. 

RezKids children’s ministry for 0–5th grade at 8:30 and 10:30 services only.

Advance sign-up required for in-person services and childcare.

maundy

Thursday

April 1
4 & 7 pm

Livestream: 7 pm only. We follow Jesus and his disciples the night before he was crucified and remember him through Communion. Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no footwashing in the service. A home footwashing liturgy guide will be provided.

Limited childcare available at the 4 pm service only.
Advance sign-up required for in-person services and childcare.

stations

of the cross

April 2
12-2:30 pm

Outdoors; in-person only. Reflect on the last hours of Christ’s life through song and prayer as we travel around our property in small groups. Led at regular intervals. All ages welcome; no childcare. No sign-up required.

good

Friday
part 1

April 2
3-4 pm

“It is Finished”
Outdoors; in-person and livestream. This first half of our Good Friday service testifies to how Jesus’ sacrifice can free and heal us. Includes a dramatic reading of the Passion. All ages welcome; no childcare. No sign-up required.

good

Friday
part 2

April 2
4 pm–midnight

“Behold the Cross”
Indoors, in-person only. Come at any time for this second half of our Good Friday service continued in the sanctuary. Worship with our musicians as you wait to approach our large wooden cross, where you may kneel and/or pray. Anticipate a wait to enter the sanctuary at high traffic times. 

All ages welcome; no childcare. No sign-up required.

holy saturday

light and lessons

April 3
12,* 3 & 7 pm.

*Service time in the brochure is incorrect

Livestream: 7 pm only. Our journey begins in candlelight as the ancient Exsultet chant ushers us into the Old Testament story of salvation history, presented through theater and music. 

Limited childcare available at 12 & 3 pm only.
Advance sign-up required for in-person services and childcare.  No all-night vigil this year.

easter

Sunday

April 4
10 am Outside

Outdoor Service. Encounter Jesus at this joyful outdoor celebration of his resurrection! Includes the Acclamation that Christ is Risen! and the first Communion of Easter. Bring your own Easter bells to ring. No sign-up required. 

Please bring your own lawn chair(s) and bells to ring. Masks are required for this service and all other events for ages 3 and up.

 

Click the plus sign to learn all about this ancient week of services leading up to Easter.

Resources

Home Checklist

Staying home for part or all of Holy Week? Here’s how you can follow along within your home throughout the week!

kelley-bozarth-V-V8HMujwJY-unsplash

For Kids

We are providing coloring sheets and story summaries for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Download them all to print out here, or follow along on each of the service pages.

Make a cross

If you have a cross in your home that is meaningful to you, use that. Use a cross that is simple (not too ornamental or decorative), as large as possible, and that helps you connect to the actual cross of Jesus.

If you don’t have one, this is a great time to get one or make one to have in your living room throughout Holy Week. You could make one out of wood with instructions like this, or a simpler one like this one, cut one out of paper or cardboard and attach to your wall, or gather branches from your yard to tie together into a cross.

On Maundy Thursday cover it with dark fabric, on Good Friday lay it on the ground, and on Easter Sunday put some flowers on it!

HOLY WEEK ACTIVITY IDEAS

Light a large candle at the beginning of each service

Draw the Passion story in chalk on your sidewalk

Walk and pray  throughout your neighborhood, praying for the light of Jesus to shine.

During the day on Holy Saturday, tell your baptism stories as we get ready to remember and renew our baptisms on Easter Sunday. 

Wear dark clothes on Good Friday and wear something special on Easter

Read through the Vigil stories throughout the week, or dress up and act out one of the Vigil stories

Fast on Good Friday from food or from something else to spend time in prayer and silence (Check out these fasting resources from Father Aaron Damiani)

Wake up before sunrise on Easter morning and find somewhere to watch the sunrise, remembering that the light of Christ has dawned upon us (Isaiah 60).

Get flowers that you can bring out on Easter morning

Have a special meal on Easter Sunday

Take a family photo to post on your social media with an Easter note to your friends and neighbors

Make a video or write your testimony and baptism story and send it to others or post on social media.

SHARE WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Use #holyweek to show us how you’re celebrating!

Tag us on Instagram or Facebook so we can re-post

Copyright 2019 // Church of the Resurrection