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.
Sunday, April 2
8 a.m. in The Church – Holy Eucharist
9 and 11:15 a.m., and 6 p.m. in The Church – Holy Eucharist and dramatic re-enactment
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
Thursday, April 6
7 p.m. in The Church – Join us for Maundy Thursday Liturgy, 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.
Wednesday, April 5
7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. in The Church – Holy Eucharist
Friday, April 7
Noon and 6 p.m. in The Church – Hear St. Martin’s Parish Choir perform the “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Théodore Dubois. The seven words come from the combined accounts of the four Gospels and draw the listeners in to the final moments Jesus experienced on the cross.
7 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.
Holy Saturday Baptism, 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.
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