Holy Week at Hope

Palm Sunday– 9 am- gather outside

Maundy Thursday– 7 pm- foot washing, anointing, communion, confession.

Good Friday– 7 pm

Easter Vigil– 7 pm – gather outside

Easter Sunday– 7 am and 9 am; Egg hunt at 8:30, Brunch at 10:30.

Holy Week is the week just before Easter Sunday. It begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter. Many mainline churches, along with the Catholic Church, have additional worship services during this week. The services are deeply meaningful and full of imagery and interaction.

At Hope, we begin at 9 am on Palm Sunday by starting our worship outside and processing in while singing and waving palm branches. Then we hear the story of the “Passion” of Christ (his last days). We begin the day celebrating and end it on a more somber note.

Maundy Thursday is our next Holy Week service. We will begin worship at 7 pm. This is a very full service, as it includes confession, foot washing (if you like), anointing, communion, and stripping the altar at the end.

Good Friday is the most somber of these services. It begins at 7 pm and we progress through readings as we lower the lights and snuff candles until we are in relative darkness, at which the community is sent to ponder and pray.

On Easter Vigil, we gather outside at 7 pm and light a fire to bring light back into the worship space (sanctuary or nave). We hear the stories of our history and begin the celebration of Easter together in the first Easter Service of the weekend.

Easter Sunday we have two services at 7 and 9 am (identical). These are traditional Easter services where we celebrate our risen Lord with light, beauty, song, and food. Join us between services for an egg hunt and after the late service for a free brunch.

For more information, please see individual pages on this website.

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