Holy Week Week Services- 2020
These services arose out of a heartfelt need to deepen the experience of Holy Week through connecting with and relating to the human side of Christ's struggle as he journeyed to the cross. Too often the average worshiper leaves Palm Sunday to come back on Resurrection Sunday with only the barest of hints of the drama of the week before. In essence we go from celebration to celebration, not connecting and dwelling on the full emotional and painful price that God paid for us during Holy Week.
These services are meditative. The music is calm and reflective. The tone of the service is subdued. The leader is not the focus. We center on the Christ candle as it makes its way through the week to finally find it's resting place on the altar on Good Friday. At the end of Good Friday's service, it is extinguished as the flame of life leaves our Savior dead in a tomb. I have found that the only way I can fully feel Easter is by trying to fully feel Holy Week through the scriptures.
Every service will start at 7:00 PM, and will last about a half hour. There are very few elements of the traditional worship services of Sunday morning: we gather to sing, to pray, to read scripture, to walk with our Lord in this His most painful days. It is that simple.
|Services for Holy Week|
or Mt 27:11-54
|7:00 PM||Isaiah 42:1-9
|7:00 PM||Isaiah 49:1-7
|7:00 PM||Isaiah 50:4-9a
|7:00 PM||Isaiah 52:13-53:12
|No Services||Matt 27:62-66|
*The Sunrise Service is an ecumenical service held at the National Vanderbilt Historic site.