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Easter Week 2021

Please join us for our Holy Week and Easter worship services. We will have a staffed Nursery for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday (evening), and the 8:30, 9:40 & 10:45 AM Easter Sunday worship services. Scroll down below image for descriptions of these services.

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Maundy Thursday – April 1 (7:00 PM)

A traditional service with Holy Communion remembering Jesus and His disciples on the evening of the Last Supper. Each year at this service, our Confirmands (who were confirmed in the Christian faith on the previous Sunday) receive their first communion.

 

Good Friday “Tenebrae” – April 2 (12:00 PM & 7:00 PM)

This traditional Service of Darkness (“Tenebrae”) is a powerful time of worship on this holy day. Excerpts are read from the ancient passion readings, which is a harmony of the Gospel accounts of Christ’s crucifixion. With brief meditations on the seven last words of Jesus, seven altar candles are sequentially extinguished. Don’t miss this service; you will walk away with renewed faith and gratitude in your heart for Jesus.

 

Holy Saturday “Easter Vigil”– April 3 (7:00 PM)

A reflective and “first-glow” pre-Easter service recognizing the night Christ awakened in the tomb. Readings will recount the salvation of God’s people throughout the Biblical narrative. After the homily, participants will have an opportunity for individual worship involving candles, baptismal remembrance, and private prayer.

 

Easter Sunday – April 4

 

Easter Sunrise Worship – April 4 (6:30 AM) 

An outdoor worship service held in the parking lot at the corner of 4th Street SE and Bates Avenue SE. Facing East, worshipers will watch the sun rise in celebration of God’s Son, Jesus, who rose from the dead on that first Easter Dawn. This Easter worship service celebrates the resurrection of Jesus with a blend of traditional and modern songs, accompanied by keyboard and vocalists. Walk up and join in, or for extra social distancing, bring a lawn chair and sit by your car and worship with us that way! 

 

Easter Festival Contemporary Worship – April 4 (8:30 AM) 

Easter worship service celebrating the resurrection of Jesus with modern songs led by a praise band of singers, keyboard, drums, guitar, and projection. This modern, liturgical service includes a special children’s message, time for Children’s Church during the sermon, and a staffed nursery. 

 

Easter Festival Traditional Worship – April 4 (9:40 AM) 

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Easter worship service celebrating the resurrection of Jesus with hymns led from the pipe organ and accompanied by brass instrumentalists, timpani, and choir. This traditional, liturgical service includes a special children’s message, time for Children’s Church during the sermon, and a staffed nursery. 

 

Easter Festival Traditional Worship – April 4 (10:45 AM) 

Easter worship service celebrating the resurrection of Jesus with hymns led from the pipe organ and accompanied by brass instrumentalists, timpani, and choir. This traditional, liturgical service includes a special children’s message, time for Children’s Church during the sermon, and a staffed nursery.