All are welcome to deepen your Easter experience by participating in the services of Holy Week in Community. Give yourself a space to hold the grief and depth of your own heart and the troubles of the world while accompanying Christ to the cross.
Palm Sunday~ Join us at 8am in the chapel for a simple Palm Sunday service, the reading of Christ’s Passion Narrative from the gospel of Mark, and Holy Eucharist Rite I.
At 10am we will gather in the Parish Hall for the Liturgy of the Palms and Procession. which will lead us to the Main Church for the Passion and Eucharist with full choir.
Women of the Passion ~ Tuesday Evening at 7:30pm, come to the main church to hear the stories of the women in Jesus’ life. This dramatic imagining of their lives, thoughts, and feelings as Jesus was sentenced to death and crucified brings our hearts and minds into the reality of Christ in relationship. Read more here.
Tenebrae~Wednesday Evening at 7:30pm, in the candlelit main church, the focus is on the contrast of darkness and light. We will hear the Trinity Parish Schola chant Psalms and Canticles while candles are extinguished, until we are in total darkness. In the center of this will be an offering of François Couperin’s “Lessons of Tenebrae”. This French Baroque composer’s setting of the traditional lessons for Wednesday night of Holy Week will be sung by sopranos Sally Sanford and Brooke Bryant, accompanied by theorboist Cathy Liddell, organist Robert Barney and Laura Jeppesen playing viola da gamba.
Maundy Thursday Service of Foot washing and Holy Eucharist~ Thursday Evening at 7:30pm, people of all ages are encouraged to come remember Jesus’ last meal with his friends. As he washed their feet, we wash one another’s feet. As he broke bread, so do we. As he was arrested later that night and stripped of his clothing, we strip the altar and wash it in love for him.
Keeping Watch ~ Thursday 9pm-Friday 12pm, you are invited to sign up to spend an hour in the chapel, praying. Jesus asked his disciples to stay awake and keep watch with him on the eve of his arrest and crucifixion, we lean into that call in response to his sacrifice for us. You can sign up for an hour on the board between the chapel and main church. The Labyrinth will also be available throughout this time in the parish hall for walking meditation.
Good Friday ~ Friday at 12pm, noon, hear Christ’s passion chanted by our choir, partake of the reserved Sacrament, and then stay for meditative music, walk the Labyrinth, or sit in silence in the chapel until 3pm. You may come for whatever parts of this afternoon your life and work allows.
The Great Vigil of Easter ~ Saturday Evening, 7:30pm, join us on the porch of the main church to light the new fire. With candles lit from the new fire, we will sit in the darkened main church and hear stories of our spiritual ancestors, stories that are the foundation of our faith and precursors of Christ. Then be together as Easter arrives, with ringing bells, lights, and music. Bring your bells from home! This is the first celebration of a long awaited Easter!
Easter Sunday! ~ Sunday Morning, 8am and 10am, come to the main church for the celebration of Easter Morning, the empty tomb, and a new reality in the resurrection. We look forward to celebrating with you! Both services are identical with brass and full choir. All children are welcome to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn after the 10am service.