Holy Week

Although every day, week and month of the year is holy unto the Lord, for more than two thousand years the Christian Church has regarded the special week before Easter as Holy Week. You are encouraged to invite your friends and family members to participate with us as we move through these special services and observances together.



Sunday, March 25 • 8:45 & 11 a.m.

Here, the congregation participates as part of the initial procession, beginning in the south parking lot and processing through the Garth and into the Sanctuary, recalling Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem (complete with palm branches and a donkey!). In place of our normal lectionary readings and Gospel procession, the congregation participates in the reenactment of Jesus’ betrayal, trials and crucifixion through a corporate reading of selected portions of the Gospel of Luke.

Children are invited to participate in the reenactment of the triumphal entry of Christ. All children are invited to visit the donkey with their parents in the Garth between services. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to take part in the processional with their families and be dropped off at class just before entering the sanctuary.



Monday, March 26—Friday, March 30 • 5:30-6:15 p.m.

anglicanprayer.eventJoin us in the Prayer Room for a traditional Anglican Evening Prayer. The service, held on Monday through Friday during Holy Week, is centered on the reading of scripture, is centered on the reading of scripture, coupled with prayer and contemplative music. This will be a great source of enrichment as we recall our Savior’s death and resurrection. There is still a need for musicians and singers to perform short interludes. Please contact Pat Lynch (912.4209) if you are interested in performing one or more nights.

Children are welcome to attend, but there is no child care for Evening Prayer.



Tuesday, March 27 • 12-12:50 p.m.

This is the last lesson of our six-week luncheon series. Join us at Cantina Laredo to share a meal together and hear teaching from the gospel.

Meeting in the Commons at St. Andrew’s on Tuesday, March 6.





Thursday, March 29 • 7 p.m.

Maundy Thursday.eventOn Maundy Thursday, or Commandment Thursday, we celebrate Holy Communion, participate in a reenactment of the foot washing of Jesus and conclude with the stripping of the altar. One of the unique attributes of the Anglican tradition is a recognition of the importance of our symbols, senses and sacraments. The stripping of the altar that takes place at the conclusion of the service is remarkable in its visual representation of what the world would be without Christ.

Children are welcome to attend, but there is no child care.



Friday, March 30 • noon–1:30 p.m.

Good Friday.eventThrough Stations of the Cross meditations, we will prayerfully enter the darkness of Christ’s death and burial in order to share in the joy of his resurrection.

During the noon service, kindergarteners through sixth graders will meet downstairs in the Commons. Lunch will be served, and children will take part in their own version of the stations of the cross. Toddlers and preschoolers will meet in their regular classrooms, have lunch together and learn about Jesus’ time on the cross. In order to plan for food, please register your child(ren) Tuesday, March 27.


March 31 • 10:30/10:45 a.m.

Your family is invited to join us for an egg hunt and play time with baby bunnies and chicks on Saturday morning: 10:30 for infants-preschoolers; 10:45 for kindergarteners through third graders. The infant—preschool egg hunt will take place in the Garth; the kindergarten—3rd grade hunt will be on the playground. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy more fun and fellowship at the Pavilion after the hunt. (Please drop your candy-filled eggs off at the church by Good Friday.)



April 1 • 8:45 & 11 a.m

Easter.eventHoly Week culminates with the grand celebration of Christ’s resurrection and saving grace on Easter morning! Our two morning services will occur at the usual times. There will be no Kingdom Life or Sunday school classes.

All children are invited to “flower of the cross” at the beginning of each service. You are welcome to bring flowers from your garden, but additional flowers will be available for those who don’t bring some. Toddlers and preschoolers will proceed to class to learn about Christ’s resurrection after the flower of the cross. KREW families have the option of keeping their children with them for the entire Easter celebration or attending KREW Cuts during the sermon.