Holy Week and Easter 2023

April 2, Palm Sunday

Holy Week begins with shouts and waving palm branches as we join the crowd to cheer Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. We will gather outside of the church to bless palm branches and process around the neighborhood together, following the cross. Then we’ll transition from the triumphant entry to Jerusalem to the story of Jesus’ passion and death, read dramatically by lectors and the whole congregation.

April 6, Maundy Thursday: First Lutheran Church in Malden

On Maundy Thursday we remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. This year, we share our own meal during a Dinner church worship service at 7pm. We’ll meet online and in person to remember Jesus’ greatest commandment: as Christ loved us, so we should love one another. All who join us are welcome to share in the meal and in holy communion.

April 7, Good Friday:
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Woburn

On Good Friday we remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death. Join us to hear the passion story, sing hymns of faith, doubt, and lament at 7pm at Lutheran church of the Redeemer in Woburn. We’ll meet both online and in person. The evening ends in darkness and silence, and continues the following night …

April 8, Great Vigil of Easter:
First Lutheran Church in Lynn

The Great Vigil of Easter is a celebration like no other. We begin outside around a fire and end in the sanctuary proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus Christ. During the service we tell the stories of what God has done for us: creating the world, liberating the Hebrews from Egypt, the young men from the fiery furnace, and us through the waters of baptism. We end in the light of Easter Sunday, sharing holy communion with one another. This service is hosted at 6pm by our friends at First Lutheran Church in Lynn.

April 9, Easter Sunday

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! We will raise our hands and voices in prayer and praise because God has raised Jesus from the dead – and that changes everything. Join us at 9:30 for festive worship with holy communion as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the promise of new life for all of creation.

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