Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
PASSION SUNDAY, APRIL 1 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
The joyful, triumphant procession with palms turns somber at the chanting of the prayer of the day. We read the Passion according to St. Mark, receive the Eucharist, and prepare for the events of the week ahead. Liturgy is led at both 8:30 and 11:00 by the Chancel Choir.
This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you.
MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 5 at 11:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
With humility Christ knelt at the feet of his disciples on the night of his arrest and betrayal. Having shared with them a final meal, he prepares to be handed over. We remember his beloved words with foot-washing, preaching, Eucharist, and the stripping of the altar.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Stations of the Cross at 12 noon
The final walk of Jesus’ life is recalled in this service of meditation and prayer.
By your cross you have redeemed the world.
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Adoration of the Cross at 7 p.m.
Christ’s final triumph for the renewal of all creation is celebrated. Pastor Hoffman preaches and the Chancel Choir leads with selections from John Rutter’s Requiem.
We shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
THE GREAT VIGIL of EASTER, SATURDAY, APRIL 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Light, readings, baptisms, Eucharist: the richest celebration of fullness of life in Christ of the entire liturgical year. This year four adults and six children will enter the waters to be reborn in Christ and a multitude of adults will affirm their baptisms. This is the night!
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!
THE CELEBRATION of the RESURRECTION of our LORD
Easter Sunday, APRIL 8 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Festival liturgies of the Easter Gospel open to us the Great Fifty Days of celebration. Pastor Piro preaches. Musical leadership is provided by the Chancel Choir, with brass, timpani, and hand bells at both services. A bountiful Easter breakfast in Fellowship Hall with donations benefiting our Outreach Fund will be held throughout the morning.