Holy Week Worship Services
Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm
The word Maundy may come from the Latin “mandatum” or “command”, recalling the new command Jesus gave to his disciples: to love one another. It may also come from the Latin “mundo” which means “wash”, referring to Jesus’ washing the disciples’ feet at their last supper together.
Tonight, we will wash each other’s hands or feet as a symbol of the servant-love to which Jesus calls us. We will also celebrate the last supper by sharing communion. The service will end in darkness. As we leave in silence, we turn our hearts toward the events of the Garden of Gethsemane and Good Friday.
Good Friday, April 19 at 10:00 am
This Good Friday service, “Stones in Scripture” is adapted from a service written by Tony Thompson in Gathering, 2011. You are invited to hold a stone in your hand as a way to help you reflect on the stories you will be hearing, and as a way to reflect on what stones might mean for you in your everyday life. You are welcome to take the stone home or place it back in the basket on your way out. The service will end in silence.
Easter Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 am
Today we celebrate the gift of new life found in Jesus’ resurrection – that death does not have the last word, that we can all receive new life, and that God’s love is made known forever. Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
Communion and flowering of the cross.