Commit yourself to walking with Jesus this Holy Week. The services at St John’s will commemorate Jesus’ descent into death before the great miracle of Easter. The crowds’ cheers at Jesus’ triumphal parade into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday turn to jeers and the demand for his blood on Good Friday.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. – Holy Eurcharist and Palm Blessing
10:15 a.m. – The Solemn Eucharist and Palm Procession with reading of the Passion Gospel. Special music will include the Youth Choir.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
THE EASTER TRIDUUM
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. – The Mass of the Last Supper, Foot washing, followed by the Agape Meal. The Agape Meal is offered and served by our Vestry members. Later the Stripping of the Altar will take place. This evening we call to mind what Jesus said and did at the Last Supper. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and so gave us a clear example of the way in which we are to follow him: in living service to others. This service includes music from our Youth choir.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Noon – This service commemorates the passion and death of Jesus, a major moment in Holy Week.
The Great Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 15, 2017
8:00 p.m. – We gather for the lighting of the New Fire, the reading of the ancient prophecies and renewal of Baptismal vows and the First Eucharist of Easter.
THE FESTIVAL EUCHARIST OF EASTER DAY
8:00 a.m. – Sung Eucharist
10:15 a.m. – On this day, we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus. We join with all Christian people as we acclaim Jesus risen from the dead and alive for evermore. Special music will be offered including trumpets.