Holy Week and Easter Worship
As we reach the half-way mark on our Lenten journey, we look forward to its end ... and our end in the cross, but do not fear, God has raised Jesus from the dead and promises to raise us to new life as well. Make plans now to attend worship during Holy Week and Easter and to invite your friends to receive the free gift of God's grace.
Maundy Thursday • Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
A service that remembers the Jesus' last night with his disciples before the crucifixion. In this service of Holy Communion, worshippers receive an individual and personally spoken absolution of sin. The service ends with prayerful reading of Psalm 22 and a stripping of the altar. All worshippers leave in silence. The service continues on Friday evening.
Good Friday • Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
This service of growing darkness tells the story of Jesus' betrayal, crucifixion and death with Bible readings, hymns and times darkness and silence. The service ends in silence and hope by the light of a single candle. The service continues on Saturday evening.
Easter Vigil • Saturday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
This service begins at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge with some food and drinks and a chance to tell and share some favorite Biblle stories. At 7:30 p.m., we gather to light the Easter Candle and form a candlelight procession into the sanctuary to celebrate Christ's resurrection. The service ends in the receiving of Holy Communion.
Easter Sunday • Sunday, March 27, at 10 a.m.
Our Festival Easter Sunday service of Holy Communion celebrates Jesus' triumph over death and the grave and rejoices in God's free gift of eternal life for Jesus' sake. This is the feast!
Church Decorating • Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Get together to decorate the church for Easter Sunday. Decorate the cross. Hang banners. Set up the lillies. Clean the sanctuary. Have a great time working with St. Paul's friends!
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