Our Church Family gathers to “experience” Holy Week
The Lenten journey comes to completion during Holy Week, March 20-26. Holy Week, by its very character as the time for specific remembering of the events of the Passion, stands out from the rest of Lent.
On Palm Sunday, March 20th – oftentimes known as Passion Sunday when we focus on the “passion” of Jesus – we will trace Jesus’ final footsteps to Jerusalem. Through hymns and scriptures and liturgy we will hear and “live” the story with Jesus during our Sunday morning services.
We will remember Jesus command to serve one another, as on Maundy Thursday, March 24th we will remember him washing the feet of his disciples, sharing the meal together, and going into the garden where he was arrested.
Then on Good Friday we will have two opportunities to worship. The first will be with the Ecumenical Community, at noon, at First Parish Church. And then at 7 PM, at St. John’s, we will offer our own service of worship, where we will remember Jesus’ final passion and death.
This week, as we approach Easter, is at the heart of the Church’s liturgical life, for it gives meaning to all that the Church does the rest of the year.