Holy Week Guide

WATCH, PRAY, and REJOICE! 

Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday Journey for Individuals, Groups, and Families
You are invited to pause in your daily activities Thursday Night through Saturday to watch and pray with Jesus on his journey from garden to cross to tomb.

Download below or pick up a guide outside the main church entrance.
Holy Week Guide
Holy Week Guide (for home printing)

Palm Sunday, March 28

10am | online

Join us online on Palm Sunday, the day that marks the beginning of Holy Week, the days leading up to Jesus' last supper on Maundy Thursday, the crucifixion on Good Friday, and the resurrection on Easter.

Maundy Thursday @ Home, April 1

See our Holy Week Guide (below) for Connect Groups, families and individuals to observe Maundy Thursday.
Download below or pick up a guide outside the main church entrance.
Holy Week Guide
Holy Week Guide (for home printing)

Good Friday, April 2

Stations of the Cross | 1-2pm, 5-7pm

Join us anytime between 12-1pm or 5-7pm to walk through the Via Dolorosa — the way of the cross. We begin outside in the Memorial Garden (entrance on the east side of the church building off of California, south of Spokane Street) — walk in your household group through the stations in Howell, out through the Welcome Center and ending in the sanctuary for prayer as Jesus' 7 words from the cross are read in between musical reflections played on the organ/piano. Be sure to dress warmly and plan for the weather in case several people arrive at once — we will enter one family group/individual at a time and allow adequate time between each group for social distancing.

Easter Sunday, April 4

Join us for a joyful celebration of the resurrection of Jesus!

8:30am, Outdoor "Welcome Easter" 

A gathering outside the church building with an Easter Egg hunt for the children and a chance for all of us to say "He is Risen!" and share an Easter hymn. (Kids - bring your own Easter baskets!)

10am, Traditional Service | online and in-person for fully vaccinated

We remain committed to re-opening worship as quickly as possible at levels appropriate to how widespread the Covid-19 virus is in our surrounding community. At this time we can safely open at 50% capacity for those who are fully vaccinated, which allows those who have been the most isolated by the pandemic in the past year to gather in person (especially as many of our oldest members do not access worship online). The worship service online and in person are the same.
Connect Groups ―  Groups of 10 or less may safely gather to enjoy the 10am online service together in a home with masks and social distancing ―  maybe brunch around a fire pit! 
You'll want to have a discussion as a group about the amount of wider community contact each has had leading up to Easter to know the relative exposure. You may find this tool helpful: https://covidrisk.link/