The holiest time of the Christian year is soon to be upon us, as we come to the end of the season of Lent, and “live again for the first time” through the last six days of Jesus’ ministry before his resurrection.

It all begins on Passion Sunday, April 9th, with services at 9 and 10:30 AM. As has become our custom, we will “Journey Through Holy Week” with Jesus – as we follow in his footsteps in scripture, liturgy, music and story.

On Maundy Thursday, we will worship in Hartford Hall, around the table – much like Jesus would have, with his disciples – at 7 PM. But before we come to the table, we will share a “Liturgy of Basins,” where we “remember” – we will remember Pilate’s basin (“Remember, you cannot wash your sins away”), and the basin of Baptism (“Remember your baptism and be thankful”), and the Servant’s basin (“Do this in memory of me”).

We will have two opportunities to worship on Good Friday (or Holy Friday). The first service will be at 3 PM, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 93 Locust Street in Dover, and is presented by DARLA. See the details in a “Bell-Wether” article that follows this article. The second service will take place at 7 PM, at St. John’s, and will include a service of shadows, as we experience “Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit” by Jon McCauley Smith. This will be a candlelight service commemorating the suffering and death of Christ.