April 1, 2019 Holy Week and Easter at Christ Church

Holy Week offers each of us the opportunity to observe the last days of Jesus' life. The liturgies in the Book of Common Prayer invite us to participate with body, mind and spirit as we recall the tender moments of Jesus' Last Supper, the anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane and that dark Friday afternoon we call Good. I invite you to participate in these observances knowing that by doing so your Easter Day experience will be even more glorious!

Join us Easter morning for one of three special services along with the Easter breakfast and children's activities. The schedule of the week's events appears below. We hope to share this Holy Week with you and your family.


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April 14 - Palm Sunday

April's Family First Sunday will take place on Palm Sunday, April 14. This festive day will include youth reading the Passion Narrative, the Christ Church Day School Choir, and children leading the palm procession at 10:00 a.m., plus  "palm" crafts after the service. Meet around the flagpole at 9:30 a.m. to prepare for this special Family First Sunday. Join us as we make the triumphal entry into Holy Week.

April 18 - Maundy Thursday

8:00 a.m. - Christ Church Day School Chapel Holy Eucharist

You are invited to join us as we hear the story of Jesus' last supper with his friends.

10:00 a.m. - Healing Eucharist

Special prayers for Maundy Thursday will be incorporated into the service.

6:00 p.m. - Passover Meal 

This event is full. Please contact the church office to be added to the wait list.

April 19 - Good Friday


The Good Friday Liturgy

6:00 p.m. Full-Moon Hike & Compline

 Meet at the Christ Church lot at 5:00 p.m. or at the Cowles Mountain trail-head. At the top of the mountain, we will have candlelight prayers, hike back down and depart in silence. Headlamp or flashlight, water bottle, and sturdy shoes are required.

April 20- Saturday in Holy Week

9:00 a.m. - Jesus in the tomb

Prayers for the Departed followed by preparations for Easter.

Easter Day

 April 21 - The Day of Resurrection

 6:00 a.m. - The Great Vigil and the first Eucharist of Easter

 7:30 a.m. - Break the Lenten fast with a celebratory Easter breakfast in Hinde Hall

 8:45 a.m. - Flowering the cross - church courtyard  

 9:00 a.m. -  Festal Holy Eucharist with choir  

Easter Egg Hunt for a Cause for children through age 10 immediately following the service

 10:45 a.m. - Flowering the cross - church courtyard  

 11:00 a.m. - Festal Holy Eucharist with choir