Sunday, April 2- Palm/Passion Sunday
8 & 10:30am – Services of Holy Communion/Blessing of the Palms/Palm Procession
We gather in the Fellowship Hall to begin our Palm Sunday service, which will also include a palm procession, the Passion According to Saint Matthew, and special music from the Festival Choir.
Thursday, April 6 – Maundy Thursday
7:30pm – Service of Holy Communion/Stripping of the Altar in the Sanctuary and Online
Our Maundy Thursday Service includes a celebration of the Institution of the the Eucharist, a beautiful anthem by the women of the Festival Choir, and the dramatic stripping of the altar.
This evening our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Tonight we remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Formed into a new body in Christ through this holy meal, we are transformed by the mercy we have received and carry it into the world. Departing worship in solemn silence, we anticipate the coming days.
Friday, April 7 – Good Friday
7:30pm – Good Friday Tenebrae Service in the Sanctuary and Online
We observe Christ’s crucifixion and death by reading the Passion According to St. John and hearing poetry and song, with special music by Trinity’s Handbell and Festival Choirs.
Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter celebration.
Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday
6:30am – Early Easter Service/Blessing of the New Fire/Holy Communion in the Sanctuary
7:30am – Easter Breakfast The Men of Trinity host our annual Easter Breakfast.
10:30am – Festival Easter Sunday Service in the Sanctuary and Online
Our 10:30am Service will include joyous music by our Handbell and Festival Choirs and a guest trumpeter.
This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through him all creation is made new! Indeed, “God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34): Christ’s resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love in the feast of holy communion. With the women at the tomb, we are astonished, elated, and grateful. We depart with joy to proclaim the good news of God’s endless love.
*Please bring a bell from home to ring during our Easter Services