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Easter Celebrations

The Great Vigil of Easter Saturday, April 15 at 8:00 PM
The first service of Easter Day is the Vigil observed after sundown on Saturday night. We begin in semi-darkness as the new fire – the Paschal candle – is lit from the prairie burn and processed into the church. We hear stories of deliverance and God’s fierce love for us. We renew our baptismal promises. And, then the church, still in relative darkness, witnesses the “rebuilding of the altar” which has been bare since Maundy Thursday. The Altar Guild brings out the cross, linens, candles, flowers, EVERYTHING! The lights come up, the music sounds, the people sing, and we proclaim “ALLELUIA! THE LORD IS RISEN!” Then, we celebrate the first Eucharist of our joyful Easter!

Easter Day Sunday, April 16 at 9:15 AM
Our joyful Easter observance will continue with celebrations of Holy Eucharist and Baptism. This is truly a festival Eucharist, giving thanks for Christ’s resurrection from the dead and the gate of everlasting life opening for us. An Easter brunch follows worship.

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Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Palm Sunday Sunday, April 9 at 9:15 AM
The story of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem is recorded in all four Gospels. The first service of Holy Week finds us waving our palm branches and singing “Hosanna!” much like the crowd that gathered that day so long ago. But our rejoicing will fade quickly, again like the crowd’s, into somber contemplation of what lies ahead.

Agapé Meal Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM
This Agapé (“love-feast”) recalls the meal Jesus and his disciples shared in the upper room. Join us for a simple meal of Mediterranean fare before the Maundy Thursday service.

Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 13 at 6:45 PM
“Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latin mandatum, and refers to the new commandment we hear from Jesus in John 13:34, “to love one another.” On this day we enter the Triduum (the three days), the time from sundown on Thursday to sundown on Easter Day. The liturgy celebrates Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, the foot washing, and the institution of the Eucharist. At the conclusion of the service the altar is stripped of all liturgical elements and remains bare and empty until the Easter Vigil. (Note: participation in the foot washing is optional.)

Gethsemane Watch Thursday, April 13 from 9 PM until Friday Sunrise
Throughout the night we will hold a vigil in the church. Join fellow pilgrims as we watch with Christ in the Garden before His trial and execution. Judas left during the Last Supper, but Jesus and the other disciples went to Geth-semane, where Jesus prayed – and the disciples kept falling asleep. Can you stay awake for just one hour for Christ?

Good Friday – Liturgy Friday, April 14 at Noon
At this traditional liturgy, the Church remembers the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. What first strikes our senses is the unfamiliar barrenness of the worship space. There is nothing to distract our attention from the Cross and the saving events we commemorate. We hear the Passion narrative and contemplate Jesus’ deep redemptive love.

Tenebrae Friday, April 14 at 6:30 PM
Tenebrae is Latin for “darkness” or “shadows.” Coming from the monastic tradition, the Tenebrae liturgy uses Scripture to recall the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the Passion of Christ. It is a deeply moving service with solemn hymns, readings and responses. The church gradually darkens as candles are extinguished after each reading.

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Ash Wednesday Services

Holy Lent

Ash Wednesday Services

February 18

Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist

Noon & 6 PM


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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!

Our annual “let’s get ready for Lent” pancake supper…It’s fun for the whole family!
Tuesday, February 17
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Suggested donation $5 Adults/ $3 Children
All proceeds go to support the J2A June Mission Trip!
Activities for children!pancakes

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Walk the Labyrinth!

Pilgrims and seekers have been walking labyrinths for over 5000 years.  In the ongoing search for life’s meaning, for comfort, for healing, for wisdom, for direction, for communion with the Divine, people have turned to the labyrinth as a spiritual tool, a sacred place to meet God. As we draw near to Holy Week, we invite you to experience this ancient form of contemplative prayer.

Our indoor labyrinth is open to the public this week on the following days:

Monday – Friday:  9 AM – 1 PM

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Holy Week & Easter Services

Palm Sunday                      April 13          9:15 AM

Journey to the Cross    April 16          6:30 PM

Maundy Thursday         April 17          6:30 PM  (5:45 Agapé Dinner)

Good Friday                        April 18           Noon & 6:30 PM

Easter Vigil                          April 19           8:00 PM

Easter                                      April 20          9:15 AM

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