HOLY WEEK 2019
All are welcome!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!
The voice of the suffering savior, Jesus, can be heard in the prophet Isaiah’s words and the pleading of the psalm. We are invited into the agony of our Lord in the extended reading of the story of Jesus’ passion. In the second reading, we who have put on Christ in holy baptism are urged to let the mind of Christ be our own. Lent leads us to this holy moment. Embrace it.
Join us for worship tomorrow as we enter into Holy Week and the narrative of our faith. All are welcome!
Gospel Lesson: Luke 22:14 - 23:56
With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.
Join us for worship tonight for worship as we celebrate the Eucharist, wash feet, and strip the Altar. All are welcome!
Gospel Lesson: John 13:1-17, 31b-35
At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died. Today’s liturgy culminates in the Easter Vigil tomorrow evening.
Join us for worship tonight for Good Friday worship as we hear again the story of Jesus' passion - from his arrest to his burial. All are welcome!
Gospel Lesson: John 18:1 - 19:42
This is the night! This is our Passover with Christ from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life. Tonight is the heart of our celebration of the Three Days and the pinnacle of the church’s year. The resurrection of Christ is proclaimed in word and sign, and we gather around a pillar of fire, hear ancient stories of our faith, welcome new sisters and brothers at the font, and share the food and drink of the promised land. Raised with Christ, we go forth into the world, aflame with the good news of the resurrection.
St. Augustine once said, "The Easter Vigil is the mother of all vigils." Tonight's vigil celebrates the complete narrative of God's salvation for the whole world. Join us tonight to hear again the stories of our faith and celebrate the promise of the resurrection! All are welcome!
Gospel Lesson: John 20:1-1
Alleluia, Christ is risen!
Christ is risen, indeed!
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” God has indeed raised from the dead the one who was put to death “by hanging him on a tree.” Alleluia! God allows Jesus to appear “to us who were chosen by God as witnesses” in holy baptism and invites us to eat and drink at the table of the risen Christ. Alleluia!
All are welcome this morning at 9:30am as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! Brunch to follow.