Holy Week Schedule
By The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund | April 3, 2020
Palm Sunday will be up by 8:45am this Sunday, April 5. The service will include the traditional Palm Sunday opening with the appropriate Gospel passage. (You are encouraged to bedeck your doors with branches of any kind!) Our Palm Sunday celebration will combine elements of Morning Prayer and Stations of the Cross.
Maundy Thursday will be up by 7pm on Thursday, April 9. The service will mostly follow the order for Evening Prayer given in the Book of Common Prayer. Households with multiple persons are encouraged to wash each other’s feet as so moved.
Good Friday will be up by 7pm on Friday, April 10 (though I hope for it to be available earlier). The service will follow the traditional liturgy appointed in the Book of Common Prayer as closely as possible.
On Holy Saturday, I encourage you to observe your own private devotions as much as possible. Fasting from meat, extra silence, read John18:1-19:37, etc. Or, if it better suits your piety and household, begin decorating or making ready for Easter! Both approaches are acts of faith. In a more regular time, our physical church campus would be bustling with flowery activity on Holy Saturday.
Easter Sunday will be up by 8:45am on Sunday, April 12. The service will (mostly) follow the order for Morning Prayer given in the Book of Common Prayer. As a reminder, I’m inviting the kids of our congregation to tell jokes! (Parents, send videos to me via email. Depending on how many we get, we may sprinkle them in throughout Easter Season.) I’d also encourage the congregation to display the word ALLELUIA! prominently in your home beginning on Easter Sunday, and if you can manage it, get that big beautiful word out onto the lawn or on your front door or on the sidewalk, too, where people can see it. We need it more than ever.