Lenten & Eastertide 2022

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
—Hebrews 10:23–25

Holy Week & Easter

Maundy Thursday | April 14

6:30 p.m.* (livestreamed) | Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday begins the three days remembering the new commandment that Christ gave us in word and deed as he taught us how to love one another, washing our feet as a servant. We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, remembering the meal Christ shared with his disciples before his death.

Good Friday | April 15

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. (livestreamed) | Sanctuary

Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus’ crucifixion. The hours of noon to 3 p.m. are particularly significant as these commemorate the time Jesus hung on the cross. We will read and reflect on the seven last words of Christ during this longer worship service.

Easter | April 17

6:30 a.m. | Sunrise Service | Sullivan Gardens

8:00*, 9:30* (livestreamed), and 11:00 a.m.* |  Sanctuary (overflow in Stanford Chapel)

5:30 p.m. | Worship on the Porch

The Resurrection of the Lord (or Easter Sunday) is the center of our Christian year. On this occasion the church joyfully proclaims the good news that is at the very heart of the gospel: that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Morning worship overflow will be in the Stanford Chapel and the service will also be livestreamed to Courtenay Hall alongside the Easter breakfast.

7:30–10:45 a.m. | Easter Breakfast | Courtenay Hall

Breakfast will be served following the sunrise service. All are welcome to join us throughout the morning in Courtenay Hall as we celebrate our risen Lord through fellowship with one another.

Flowering the CrossOn Easter Sunday we invite you to be part of the Flowering of the Cross, an ancient and meaningful tradition that represents the transition from Good Friday to Easter, from meditation on Jesus’ death to joyful celebration of the resurrection. As you come to worship on Easter, pause by the cross in front of the sanctuary and add some flowers to it. Wild flowers, purchased flowers, or flowers from your garden are welcome. Christ’s resurrection brings new life to the whole world—it is the beginning of the restoration of all things. Even the terrible, rugged cross, the instrument of Jesus’ death, can become an emblem of new life in Christ when we cover it with flowers on Easter Sunday.

* Nursery care for children 6 months to 3 years old is available. Reservations are no longer required. The nursery opens for check-in 15 minutes before services.

Lenten Resources

Hold Fast: A Lenten Prayer Book

Download a copy of the six-week prayer book here or pick up a copy outside the sanctuary or at the church Hospitality Center.

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