Holy Week at Immanuel Lutheran Church
So what is Holy Week, and why does it matter? Very shortly after the beginnings of Christianity, followers of Jesus who lived around Jerusalem would gather and visit the places that had shaped the end of Jesus’ earthly life. Over the centuries, this practice of remembering the last days of Jesus’ earthly life spread throughout Christianity – and it is this time of remembering that we call “Holy Week.” Holy Week recalls the events of the week that led up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Palm Sunday, April 9th: 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Worship & Communion Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. We rejoice with the crowds as Jesus enters into the city of Jerusalem, waving palms and shouting “Hosanna!”
Maundy Thursday, April 13th: 7:00 p.m.
Worship & Communion
Maundy Thursday takes its name from the Latin word for “commandment,” as we remember when Jesus told his disciples, “A new commandment I give to you: Love one another.” We mark the official end of Lent by receiving individual absolution, or forgiveness—the oil marking the cross on our forehead just as the ashes did on Ash Wednesday. We also remember the first Lord’s Supper and the washing of the disciples’ feet.
Good Friday, April 14th: 7:00 p.m. Worship
Good Friday commemorates the day when our Lord gave his life to save us from our sins. It is a very humbling service, as we contemplate the cost that Jesus paid for our redemption.
Easter Sunday, April 16th:
7:00a.m. Worship & Sunrise Service
(Breakfast at 8:30)
10:00 a.m. Worship & Communion
Easter Sunday is the day of the resurrection – a joyous celebration of God’s victory over sin and death. At our 7:00 am service we will hear the story of our salvation, and greet the rising sun as we celebrate the resurrection. At 10:00am we will have a service of resurrection joy.
(There will be no 6:00 p.m. service on Easter Sunday.)