Holy Week 2022

April 10 – April 17

COME WITH US ON A ROAD FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, FROM BROKENNESS TO HEALING, AND FROM SORROW TO JOY. FROM april 10 to April 17, WE WILL WALK THROUGH THE EVENTS LEADING TO JESUS’ DEATH AND RESURRECTION, CULMINATING IN THE GLORIOUS CELEBRATION OF EASTER!

Schedule

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

palm

SUNDAY

april 10
8:30am & 11AM

Livestream: 11 am only. Take part in a celebratory outdoor procession that mirrors Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Enjoy a Gospel reading that foretells coming events. 

Children’s worship for ages 0–5th grade.

maundy

Thursday

April 14
7 pm

Livestream available. We follow Jesus and his disciples the night before he was crucified and remember him through Communion.

Childcare available for ages 0-5.

stations

of the cross

April 15
12 & 1:30pm

No livestream. Reflect on the last hours of Christ’s life through song and prayer as we travel to stations in our building and outside. All ages welcome; no childcare.

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Friday

April 15
3 & 7pm

Livestream: 7 pm only. Our Good Friday service testifies to how Jesus’ sacrifice can free and heal us. Enter into events of the crucifixion with a dramatic reading of the Passion. Worship with our musicians as you wait to approach our large wooden cross, where you may kneel and/or pray.

great vigil of easter

light and lessons

April 16
3 & 7:30pm

Livestream: 7:30 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. 

Childcare available for ages 0-5.

great vigil of easter

Prayer Vigil

April 17
Midnight-5AM

Wait and watch with the Church through the early hours as we worship, pray, and listen to the Easter Vigil Scriptures.

easter

Sunday

April 17
6 & 10am

Livestream: 10am. Encounter Jesus at this joyful celebration of his resurrection! Includes the Acclamation that Christ is Risen! and the first Communion of Easter. Bring your own Easter bells to ring. 

Children’s worship available for ages 0-kindergarten at 10am only.

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!

If you have never gone through Holy Week, you may be wondering: “Why is this week different from all other weeks?” During Holy Week, the church journeys with Jesus through the final moments of his life, his death on the cross, and his resurrection of from the grave. We witness the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). By his blood God has delivered us from the slavery of sin and death and has brought us into the fullness of his promise that we, too, might share in his resurrection (Phil. 3:10-11).

Holy Week invites each one of us to go on pilgrimage: to journey with Jesus through the gates of Jerusalem, to eat with him and hear his commandment to love one another, to stay and watch with him in the garden, to accompany him on the way to Calvary, to be present at his death, and to dance for joy at his resurrection.

Holy Week comprises five major services that have been celebrated since the early days of the church. To journey with Jesus, to be present with him here this Holy Week, is a pilgrimage that will change us. 

On Palm Sunday we join the crowds waving palm branches and singing “hosanna” to Jesus as an earthly king, perceiving his glory in worldly terms based on our own human experiences and expectations.   

By the time Maundy Thursday arrives we begin, with the disciples, to see Jesus with different eyes. He is the Christ revealed to us in humility as the embodiment of God’s love. 

To be present at the cross on Good Friday, even as Mary and John were, is to finally see Jesus’ glory in God’s terms. He has won for us the victory over sin and death. His sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins has made the saving power of his blood eternally present to us.  

On Holy Saturday, we gather to recount the ancient stories of how God has saved his people in ages past, with the assurance that Christ has not abandoned us to sin and death, but is coming to save us. 

On Easter Sunday we participate in the glory of God’s victory over sin and death as we “hasten to see the stone rolled back, and even the angels perhaps, and Jesus himself.” Christ is risen—and we are raised with him into the newness of eternal life.

Let this Holy Week be your invitation to set your countenance on Jerusalem and, like Jesus, to journey to the Passover feast. Let us experience the remembrance of God’s saving deeds and encounter firsthand the power of the crucified and risen Christ to save and heal us.

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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

Draw the Passion story in chalk on your sidewalk

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

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

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)

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.

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