Holy Week

Holy Week is a time of special devotion and refers to the week before Easter, including the rites observed on Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday Baptism.

The liturgical color for Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday is oxblood, which represents Jesus' blood shed for us. The liturgical color for Good Friday is black, which represents Jesus' death on the Cross. The liturgical color for Holy Saturday is white, which is often complemented with gold. The color white represents joy and light.


Palm Sunday

Join St. Martin's and celebrate the start of Holy Week. Reflect on Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem through a dramatic re-enactment and readings.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

8 a.m. and 6 p.m in The Church – Holy Eucharist

9 and 11:15 a.m. in The Church – Holy Eucharist and dramatic re-enactment
*The 11:15 a.m. service will be live-streamed.

Family Table

9:15 a.m. in The Parish Life Center – Holy Eucharist and Dramatic Reading

Riverway Contemporary Worship Service

11:15 a.m. in The Parish Life Center – Holy Eucharist


Stations of the Cross

Parishioners and guests may make their own pilgrimage along the Via Dolorosa, or “Way of Sorrows,” during Lent 2023. The Stations of the Cross depict the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus and the devotion commemorating the Passion.

Monday-Thursday, April 3-6, 2023

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Good Friday, April 7, 2023

11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m.


Holy Wednesday

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. in Christ Chapel – Holy Eucharist

Stay after the noon service for the Sacrament of Healing (Holy Unction).


Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Traditional Worship

7 p.m. in The Church – Join us for Maundy Thursday Liturgy with the Rt. Rev. Tony Burton, Stripping of the Altar and Holy Eucharist with the Parish Choir.

The Maundy Thursday Worship service concludes outdoors near the Wayside Chapel and Great Cross.


Good Friday

Friday, April 7, 2023

Traditional Worship

Noon and 6 p.m. in The Church – Liturgy for Good Friday with sermon by Bishop Tony Burton.
*The noon service will be live-streamed.

Family Table Service

Noon in the Parish Life Center - This worship service is specifically designed for families.

Contemporary Worship

6:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center – Join the Riverway community for a relaxed service, featuring the liturgy for Good Friday, sermon and special music.

Please note childcare will be provided for children ages 5 and under for the noon services on Good Friday.


ECW Easter Family Festial

Saturday, April 8, 2023
10 a.m.
in Parish Life Center and the Activity Center
Free Admission

The adventures start with a reading of the Easter story followed by an Easter Egg hunt, crafts, petting zoo, face painting, balloons and more. All activities will take place in Parish Life Center and the Activity Center.

This is a fun event for the whole family. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Valerie Rivera at [email protected].


Holy Saturday Baptism

Saturday, April 8
10 a.m.
in Christ Chapel

Holy Saturday is considered a particularly appropriate time in the Episcopal Church to undergo the sacramental rite of full initiation, by water and the Holy Spirit, into membership in the Church.

If you would like more information about Holy Baptism, please click below.

About Baptism

The Rt. Rev. Tony Burton

Bishop Tony Burton is the retired Bishop of Saskatchewan. He was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, and was educated at the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the University of Oxford. He was ordained in the Diocese of Nova Scotia, where he served in two parishes on Cape Breton Island.

In 1991, he moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where he served as Dean of St. Alban’s Cathedral. At the time of his election as Bishop of Saskatchewan in 1993, Bishop Burton was the youngest bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the youngest Canadian bishop in the 20th century. From 2008 to 2022 he served as Rector of the Church of the  Incarnation, Dallas which grew, under his leadership,
from the 13th to the second best attended Episcopal church in the Americas. He has been married to Anna Burton since 1989. They have two adult children.