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Holy Week Liturgies

posted Apr 2, 2014, 7:16 AM by Russell D. Hampton

Holy Week begins Sunday, April 13 with Palm Sunday.  Liturgies will be held during the week as we journey with Jesus from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his Last Supper with the disciples to his suffering and death on the cross and finally to his glorious resurrection. 

  • Sunday, April 13 – Join us Sunday morning for the traditional Palm Sunday liturgy.  Liturgy will begin with the Procession of the Palms.  During the liturgy, the narrative of The Passion According to the Gospel of Luke will be read (we will need readers, so please sign up in the weeks ahead!).  Liturgies will be at 9 a.m. at Mount Zion and 11 a.m. at First English.   

  • Tuesday, April 15 – From 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. the doors will be open at FE for a meditative prayer walk through the Stations of the Cross.  This prayer walk will take us through the 14 stations of Jesus’ journey to the cross: from his condemnation of death until his burial in the tomb.  Booklets will be available to guide a person in the prayer walk and at each station there will be a pictorial representation on which to meditate.       

  • Wednesday, April 16 – A spoken liturgy of Holy Communion will be held at Mount Zion at 6:30 p.m.  This liturgy will conclude the sermon series on the Lutheran Confessions   

  • Thursday, April 17 – At 7 p.m., the traditional Maundy Thursday liturgy with Holy Communion and footwashing will be held at First English.  Join us as we remember and meditate on the last night Jesus spent with his disciples as he gathered with them to break bread, pray, and wash their feet as a sign of what was to come.     

  • Friday, April 18 – There are two opportunities to worship on Good Friday.  There will be a community Good Friday service at First Baptist Church on Union Street.  A liturgy of Tenebrae will be held at FE beginning at 7 p.m.  Come to remember how Jesus suffered for our sakes to free us from our sin and to lead us into the resurrection of new life.

  • Saturday, April 19 – An Easter Vigil liturgy will be held at 8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Maureen to discuss carpooling options.  We will leave from First English between 6:30-6:45 p.m. that evening.

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