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Holy Week

Come Walk With Us

 

St. Stephen’s invites you to join us as we experience the mystery and meaning of Holy Week.  We begin on Palm Sunday by celebrating Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem only to find out how quickly the tables turn in a dramatic reading of The Passion narrative by members of our community. 

Join us for a Noonday Eucharist in-person or online Monday through Thursday and for a special Healing Service on Wednesday In Holy Week in-person only at 7PM.

Our journey continues with the Triduum or The Great Three Days, each with its own special and unique service.   We remember Jesus’ call to love and serve one another on Maundy Thursday, commemorate the crucifixion on Good Friday and honor the history of God’s active presence in the world at The Great Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday.  Everything culminates with our festive celebration of the resurrection on Easter morning with Easter Egg hunts following both services for the little ones!

Masks are strongly recommended for in person worship. You can find service bulletins for livestreamed services on our homepage.

We look forward to sharing a rich and powerful Holy Week here at St. Stephen’s and hope you will join us. You can find detailed information below.

Palm Sunday

 

Join us Sunday morning, April 10, 2022 at 7:45AM and 10AM PT in-person or live on Facebook at 10AM! as we begin our observance of Holy Week on Palm Sunday by celebrating Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem with the ceremonial Blessing of the Palms. However, we will soon realize how quickly the tables turn through a dramatic reading of The Passion narrative by members of our community.  

Noonday Eucharist

 

Join us in-person or on facebook at Noon PT Monday through Thursday of Holy Week for a simple service of Holy Eucharist as we walk the holy steps of this sacred journey together as a community of faith.

Healing Service

 

Our journey through Holy Week continues on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7PM PT with a service of healing prayer, laying on of hands, anointing with oil and Holy Eucharist.   

We hope that you’ll find this a safe place to be transparent with yourself and with God. A place for you to be real with your struggles and your questions, a space for you to put down the things that burden you and seek refuge and renewal.

Maundy Thursday

 

Join us Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7PM PT in-person or live on Facebook as we begin our observance of The Triduum with Maundy Thursday.  This is an intimate service where we commemorate the institution of Holy Eucharist at the last supper and Jesus’ command to love one another with the memorial foot washing concluding with the moving Stripping of the Altar.  For those who wish to spend time in meditation on these events you can sign up for The Watch that will begin immediately following this service and run until Noon on Good Friday.  There will be also be an 90 minute virtual vigil broadcast from the Altar of Repose in the Chapel for those who wish to join online.

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey you are welcome.

Good Friday

Gather with us Friday, April 15, 2022 at 12PM and 7PM PT in-person or live on Facebook at 7PM to commemorate the tragedy of the crucifixion and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus’ own life given for us as we take time to grieve his death.  

Easter Vigil

 

On Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 7PM PT we invite you to join us live or on facebook for The Great Vigil of Easter.  This stirring service starts with the lighting of the new fire out in the courtyard.  We then move into the church by candlelight to hear the stories of God’s active presence in the world and renew our baptismal vows before joyously proclaiming the resurrection with music, the ringing of bells (seriously-grab a bell!) and the celebration of the first Eucharist of the Easter Season!  For many, this powerful and dynamic service is a highlight of the Holy Week experience. 

 

Easter Sunday

 

Join us on Easter Sunday morning, April 17, 2022 at 9AM and 11AM PT in-person or live on Facebook at 11AM! as we celebrate Jesus’ triumph over death by raising our voices in song and praise with a festival service where we get to bask in the glow of the resurrection and share in the immeasurable joy that Easter brings. 

Masks are strongly recommended for in person worship.

Whoever you are, The Episcopal Church welcomes you, especially here at St. Stephen’s.