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.


Image

Palm Sunday

Join us as we start Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday and witness Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem through dramatic re-enactment and readings or attend the traditional 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

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

8 and 9:15 a.m. in The Parish Life Center – Holy Eucharist and Dramatic Reading
Service begins outside the Parish Life Center.

Riverway Contemporary Worship Service

11:15 a.m. in The Parish Life Center – Holy Eucharist
Join the Riverway community as we recall Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem.



Image

Stations of the Cross

Parishioners and guests may make their own pilgrimage along the Via Dolorosa, or “Way of Sorrows,” during Lent 2024. The Stations of the Cross depict the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus and the devotion commemorating the Passion.

Monday-Thursday, March 25-28, 2024

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Good Friday, March 29, 2024

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



Image

Holy Wednesday

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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

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

6 p.m. in Christ Chapel – Taizé Service



Image

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Traditional Worship

7 p.m. in The Church – Maundy Thursday Liturgy, Stripping of the Altar and Holy Eucharist with the
Parish Choir. The worship service will conclude outdoors near the Wayside Chapel and Great Cross.



Image

Good Friday

Friday, March 29, 2024

Traditional Worship

Noon and 6 p.m. in The Church – Liturgy for Good Friday with sermon and Parish Choir
*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.

Image

ECW Easter Family Festial

Saturday, March 30, 2024
10 a.m.
in Parish Life Center and Soccer Field
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].

Image

Holy Saturday Baptism

Saturday, March 30, 2024
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