Holy Week, and Easter Schedule
PALM SUNDAY, March 25, 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
Holy Week begins on this day, Palm Sunday, as we prepare more intentionally for the coming of Easter. At our usual Sunday worship times of 8am and 10am we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the distribution of palms and singing of hymns. At the 10am service, we are joined by the Colorado Youth Pipe Band as we process around the neighborhood to the sounds of bagpipes as we wave palms in joy.
MAUNDY THURSDAY AND NIGHT WATCH, March 29, 7:00 p.m.
The Triduum, or Great Three Days begins with the Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, as we observe Jesus' greatest commandment, that we love one another. The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, with foot washing, and commemoration of the institution of the Eucharist, begins at 7pm. Following the service, there is an all night Vigil in the Chapel of Repose in response to Jesus' question, "could you not watch with me for one hour?" An off duty police office will stand watch over night for the security of those keeping vigil during the night hours.
GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY, March 30, 12:00 noon
Today marks the commemoration of Jesus' crucifixion and death. The Good Friday liturgy is celebrated at Noon in the now stripped sanctuary at Church of the Ascension. Perhaps the most somber and profound service of worship in the church year, this liturgy prepares us for the joy of Easter that is to come. The Good Friday liturgy includes the veneration of the Cross and Communion from the reserved sacrament.
GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE, March 30, 7:00 p.m.
This service continues the theme of the Noon Good Friday Liturgy, but in the evening. This is known as "a service of darkness," and through the singing of appropriate Psalms, we recall the crucifixion of Jesus on this day, as we await the joy of Easter.
EASTER SUNDAY AND EASTER EGG HUNT, April 1, services: 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on this most holy day of the year. Services are at 8am and 10am, with an Easter Egg Hunt for the children to follow the 10am service in Little Cheesman Park