Messages on Holy Week

Messages on Holy Week

Welcome to Holy Week

One of the issues that we in the liturgical church have run into is that folks don’t tend to attend the Maundy Thursday or Good Friday Services during Holy Week. There are a myriad number of reasons why this is so. It could be that in the present age, folks just don’t attend church on days other than Sunday to folks just don’t want to deal with the nastiness that entails Holy Week. They don’t want to deal with the…

The Proclamation of the Passion: A Service of Contemplative Worship for Good Friday 2022

Good Friday. What is so good about it? It is the day that we recall Jesus “crucified, dead and buried,” as we remember from the Apostle’s Creed. Some say that the term Good Friday is a corruption of the Old English “God’s Friday.”  This service, The Proclamation of the Passion: A Service of Contemplative Worship for Good Friday,” has roots going back to at least the Ninth Century, and even much earlier. The Passion and Resurrection have been celebrated as the holiest of…

Palm-Passion Sunday 2022

The Sunday before Easter is traditionally referred to as “Palm Sunday.” We celebrate the triumphant entry into Jerusalem with palm branches and shouts of “hosanna!” In recent years, it has become more common to also remember the Passion of Jesus. By doing so, we walk with Jesus through all of Holy Week and end at the tomb. This gives us a real picture of the heights and depths of what occurred in that week. Our worship service is a hybrid…

Palm Sunday 2020

In this era of COVID-19, we are meeting online so that we don’t infect each other with the virus. We are in exile and our situation will probably get worse before it gets better, but we hold out hope that we will be together soon. This morning, we join with Pastor Wayne for our message while Vicki Riddle and David Kammerdiener bring our music. You are welcome to follow our Order of Worship for this service of Morning Prayer and…