Three Days Worship 2017

The Three Days (“Triduum”) are the central worship experiences of the Christian year. With powerful stories, vivid symbols of bread and wine, water and wood, darkness, fire and light, ritual and song we remember Jesus’ love, death and resurrection as events which restore community and hope for all creation. All ages can find meaning in these events!

April 13, Maundy Thursday

Jesus shares supper and stoops down to wash the feet of his disciples.  We hear his mandate, “love one another,” mindful of immigrants, refugees from El Salvador and around the world, people varied in religion, ethnicity and political opinion.

6:15 – optional confession with laying on of hands for individual absolution.

6:30 – Salvadoran meal in the fellowship hall, worship and song, the story of the last supper, optional foot washing.  Afterwards, we go into the sanctuary for Holy Communion and stripping of the altar.

April 14, Good Friday

The sanctuary is laid stark and bare for a day which takes us into reality of our world: the Son of God is made to suffer and die – and yet, these events are God’s certain victory.  The cross is twisted wood, the prayers honest.

12pm – brief service.

7:30pm – full liturgy with choir.

April 15, Easter Vigil

God’s victory brings resurrection, new light and life to all creation! 

7:30pm – gather outside for the new fire to process into the sanctuary with candles.  Kids and adults tell the great stories such as Noah’s ark (special dramatization!), the Exodus and the Easter story.  We remember our baptism and celebrate Holy Communion.  Reception to follow.