Remember, back in the old days, we used to think the services for Holy Week and Easter were complicated and intense? Welcome to 2021, setting new benchmarks for complexity and intensity! Thanks be to God that come Sunday, with endless care for one another, many of us will stand together, distanced and masked, in the presence of the Holy One. A festival Easter Sunday virtual worship service will also be available on youtube at 8:30 am and 11 am, with our choir and some amazing guest musicians.
These two weeknight services invite us into the journey to Easter – a journey that goes to the cross. Please try to set aside time to experience them.
Thursday, April 1 at 7 pm, Maundy Thursday worship will be virtual at this link, which will go live at 6:30 pm. Maundy Thursday invites us to hear the story of Jesus’ last meal with his followers, his prayers at Gethsemane, and his capture. Here’s a link to the bulletin.
There will be five Easter services this year to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!
There are three opportunities for in-person outdoor worship, rain or shine. All three outdoor worship services will be on the patio between the sanctuary and Heritage Hall on the west side of the building. We’ll use a simplified liturgy and ask everyone to stay flexible about necessary changes. Please take a moment to review the Frequently Asked Questions about our outdoor services.
Because space is limited, your household needs to register to attend. Even if you answered our email survey earlier in March, you still need to register. If you get an error message, just register again.
Sunday, April 4 at 8:30 am, the Easter Sunday Sunrise Outdoor Service
Please register here for the Easter Sunrise Service. Please wear a mask and, if you are able, bring your own chair. Here’s a link to the bulletin for all three outdoor services.
Sunday, April 4 at 9:45 am – Easter Sunday Early Outdoor Service
Please register here for the Easter Sunday Early Service. Please wear a mask and, if you are able, bring your own chair. Here’s a link to the bulletin for all three outdoor services.
Sunday, April 4 at 11:00 am – Easter Sunday Late Outdoor Service
This service is full – registration will put you on a waiting list. Please register here for the Easter Sunday Late Service. Please wear a mask and, if you are able, bring your own chair. Here’s a link to the bulletin for all three outdoor services.
In addition, there will be two virtual Easter Sunday Services on our youtube channel, at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. Here’s the bulletin! We’ll put a direct link to the services here as soon as we have one.
Please take a moment now to pray for our staff and volunteers as they pull all this together. Pray for us all to find the thread of hope, the path of faith, the light of renewal as we share this Holy Week with one another. Pray for those who are suffering.