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Tuesday, April 11th 

7 pm                Holy Eucharist in the Chapel​

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Sunday, April 9th - Palm Sunday

8 am                     Palm Sunday Liturgy
10 am                   Palm Sunday Liturgy

11:15 am            Multigenerational Easter Egg Dying
                               & Palm Cross Making @ Coffee Hour

Weather permitting; the first part of our liturgy begins on the pavement outside Fryer Hall.

You will be given a palm branch to carry during the procession.

Sunday, April 16th – Easter Day

8 am                  Easter Liturgy

10 am                Easter Liturgy

Coffee Hour & Easter Egg Hunt

immediately following the service 

Saturday, April 15th – Holy Saturday

9 am                                  Service for Holy Saturday
9:30 am                           Altar Guild Polishing Party
8 pm                                 Easter Vigil

The Great Vigil of Easter is the most ancient of our Paschal services and is considered the first Mass of the Resurrection.  If you have never attended the Vigil; it is an experience you will not forget.  Champagne and strawberries follow – Lent is over!

Friday, April 14th – Good Friday

9 am - 12 noon                                   Way of the Cross 

12 noon - 3 pm                         The Seven Last Words

7 pm                                                  Stations of the Cross

7: 30 pm                                           Good Friday Service

    The Way of the Cross, Stations of the Cross in a walk through town, begins in the morning at 9 am.  Order and locations of the stations will be posted with approximate times if you would like to drive  or if you are late and would like to catch up.
    The Seven Last Words - 3 hour ecumenical service focused on the last 7 words of Christ follows at noon.

Thursday, April 13th - Maundy Thursday        

6 pm                Agape Meal

7 pm                Holy Eucharist with Feet Washing

8 pm                Vigil at the Altar of Repose                          

​You are invited to remain throughout the night, either in the chapel before the Blessed 
Sacrament or in Fryer Hall, where the Young Lukans have created a labyrinth for our use.  There you will find instructions about the use of the labyrinth in contemplative prayer.  The church will be open throughout the night. 
​Please enter and leave by the front door of Fryer Hall.

Wednesday, April 12th                                                                 

7 pm                        Tenebrae                                                                 

Please join for for a service rich with symbolic meaning that dates back to medieval  times.  
Tenebrae (the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been  
applied to the
ancient monastic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds)
of the last three days

of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings.

The most conspicuous feature of the service is the  gradual extinguishing of candles and
other lights in the church until only a single
candle, considered a symbol of our Lord,
remains. Toward the end of the service
this  candle is hidden, typifying the apparent victory
​ of the forces of evil. At the very end, a loud noise is made, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of the resurrection
​(Matthew 28:2), the hidden candle is restored to its place, and by its light all depart in silence. 

         Monday, April 10th

          6:00 pm                        Passover Seder

For Christians, Passover is of  special interest.  It is linked to The Last Supper, as Jesus chose to celebrate the Passover Seder with  his disciples  as the last meal before he was put to death. It was at  this Seder that  the first Eucharist took place. Join us for a wonderful meal, with songs & stories, celebrating the Jews flight from Egypt, as we  connect generations - from our Old Testament ancestors, to the time of Jesus, to those of us alive today -  remembering those who are free, and those who are yet to be freed.  

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Holy Week Services 2017