Holy Week and Easter Worship 2019

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 14

7:30 a.m. Holy Communion
9 a.m. Holy Communion with choir and organ*
9:1a.m. Family Holy Communion with singing, piano, and guitar in Bethell Hall*
Please note that for the 9:15 a.m. service, the congregation will gather in the foyer outside Bethell Hall for the Liturgy of the Palms then process from there into Bethell Hall.
11:15 a.m. Holy Communion with choir and organ*
11:20 a.m. Holy Communion with reflection and music in Bethell Hall*
5 p.m. Holy Communion with music and sung Passion in Bethell Hall*
8 p.m. Choral Compline: Ancient Evening Prayer with choir

Maundy Thursday, April 18

12 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Holy Communion*
6 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Holy Communion Bethell Hall*
7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Holy Communion, choir, and organ*

Good Friday, April  19

7 a.m. Stations of the Cross
10 a.m. Good Friday Children’s Program*
12 p.m. Liturgy of Good Friday, choir, and organ*
2 p.m. Stations of the City
7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Good Friday with soloist and organ*

Holy Saturday, April 20

9 a.m. Liturgy of Holy Saturday
7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with choir, organ, and trumpet*

Easter Sunday, April 21

7:30 a.m. Holy Communion with organ–Historic Church

9 a.m. Holy Communion with choir, organ, and brass*–Historic Church

9:15 a.m. Family Holy Communion with singing, piano, and guitar–Bethell Hall.* All invited to bring a flower to place in the cross.

10:15 a.m. Cookie Reception–Sumners Hall

11:15 a.m. Holy Communion with choir, organ, and brass*–Historic Church

11:20 a.m. Holy Communion with reflection and music–Bethell Hall*

12:30 p.m. Annual Easter Potluck Lunch–Crail Hall. Chef Ray will provide roast ham, potatoes, and vegetables. You’re welcome to bring a salad or a dessert to share. Serving utensils provided.

5 p.m.  Holy Communion*–Bethell Hall

8 p.m. Choral Compline: Ancient Evening Prayer with choir–Historic Church

* Childcare available during these services.

Easter Seating: With expectations of large crowds, we ask that you follow these guidelines when attending one of our Easter services. Ten minutes before any service begins, empty seats will need to be given up so others may be seated. We also ask that everyone slide into the rows as far as possible, leaving open seats on the outside. Those arriving after the service has started will be directed to our overflow areas.

Easter Events and Information

Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 14. We will have our palm processions at the beginning of each service, but they will be done differently for the two worship spaces.

  • Historic Church: The 7:30 a.m. service will have a simple procession of those serving. For the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services, some of those standing closest to the middle aisle will be asked to hold a large palm, while the choir and those serving will process up the aisle.
  • Bethell Hall: The 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. services will begin in the foyer outside Bethell Hall and process into the worship space.

Formation Schedule: There will be no Youth or Children’s Formation on Palm Sunday or Easter. There will be no Adult formation on Easter.

Maundy Thursday: We’ll have a 12 p.m. service with the traditions of Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar. There will also be 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. services.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross: 7 a.m. in the Historic Church

Good Friday Children’s Program: 10-11:30 a.m., Sumners Hall, Children and families are invited to explore Good Friday through art, story, prayer, and the Stations of the Cross. Childcare is available. Contact Amanda Wischkaemper, our director of Children’s Ministry, to volunteer.

Good Friday Stations of the City: 2 p.m., Lobby. Participants meet in the St. David’s lobby and walk around downtown for a unique Good Friday experience. All are welcome.

Holy Saturday Service: 9 a.m. in Grace Chapel.

The Great Vigil: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Historic Church. Remember to bring your bells to ring as we celebrate the proclamation of Easter. 

Easter Monday: April 22. The church and Holy Grounds will be closed.

Flower Delivery: Tuesday, April 23, we will deliver lilies to members of our parish who may be grieving, elderly, or homebound. We invite you to join our delivery team. Contact Jennifer Lee for more information.