April 14: Passion Sunday Worship at 9:15 a.m. Passion (Palm) Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. First, we bless the palms as we mark the moment when Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem. The service continues with a dramatic reading of the Passion According to Matthew presented by twelve readers, after which we will depart in silence during the postlude. Our Holy Week services continue with the “Triduum,” or the three days of Maundy Thursday (Jesus’ Last Supper), Good Friday Tenebrae service, and Easter Sunday.
April 18: Maundy Thursday
▪ Spaghetti Dinner at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Care and Support Teams, freewill donation
▪ Worship at 7:00 p.m. with Holy Communion, including First Communion for our fifth grade youth.
Maundy — from the Latin word “mandatum.” It is from a verb that means “to give” or “to order” —
command. After Jesus and the disciples finished the Last Supper and walked toward Gethsemane, Jesus
taught them a new commandment — “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just
as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” (John 13:34).
April 19: Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7:00 p.m.
Tenebrae — Latin for “shadows” or “darkness.” Tenebrae is usually held the evening of Good Friday and
includes the gradual dimming of the lights and extinguishing of candles. The Christ candle is removed
from the sanctuary and a concluding “Strepitus” or loud noise (slamming shut the Bible) symbolizes the
earthquake and agony of creation at the death of Christ.
April 21: Easter
▪ Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with Holy Communion. Our Easter Sunrise service will begin at the old
cemetery (weather permitting) as we mark the moment Jesus rose from the grave on Easter
morning. We’ll process into the church for the remainder of the service.
▪ Easter Breakfast 7:30-9:00a.m. served by Trinity Youth, freewill donation
▪ Festival service at 9:15 a.m. with Holy Communion