Special Worship Services
HOLY WEEK 2013
Palm Sunday, March 24 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.
Church begins on the patio with the blessings of palms. There is no dismissal at this service; it is the beginning of the long single liturgy that concludes with the dismissal at the Easter Vigil.
Maundy Thursday, March 28 Noon and 6:00 p.m.
Simple service at noon
Foot-washing, Agape Meal, Holy Eucharist, and the stripping of the Altar begin at 6:00 p.m.
After worship concludes, the overnight prayer vigil begins
Good Friday, March 29 - Noon
An ecumenical service of prayer, readings, and hymnody, with our
fellow Christians from Church of the Foothills, Aldersgate Methodist, and
Tustin Prebyterian churches
Holy Saturday, March 30 - 8:00 a.m.
The brief Holy Saturday service precedes decorating the sanctuary
The Great Vigil of Easter, 7:30 p.m.
The Queen of Feasts! This is the night, as we sing in the Exultet -
death is conquered; Resurrection is set loose in the world!
This ancient service unfolds in four parts:
The lighting of the new fire
The recounting of the stories of God's people
Baptism, or the renewal of our baptismal vows
The first Eucharist of Easter, with the return of the Alleluia
It is THE high point of the Christian year! Come rejoice with us!
Easter Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Festive Choral Eucharist with brass and tympani
(No incense at the 8:00 a.m. service)
Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia!
We celebrate with glorious music and profound liturgy,
followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids
and a chanmpagne brunch for the adults!