Holy Week

Join us!

Palm Sunday, 3/24, 10am
Maundy Thursday, 3/28, 7pm
Good Friday, 3/29, 7pm
Easter Vigil, 3/30, 6pm
Easter Sunday, 3/31, 10am
All services at
the Performing Arts Center of
Edgewood High School.

Scroll down for service details.

Palm Sunday

March 24, 10am

Palm Sunday kicks off Holy Week with a celebratory procession and retelling of Jesus’ last days. 
  • Palms for everyone! 
  • Two gospel readings - one about Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and the other recounting his Passion.
  • A joyful procession we all participate in together, with special roles for musicians and children.
  • The change of liturgical colors from purple (the color of Lent) to red (the color of Holy Week.)

Children are invited to participate in Treehouse.

Maundy Thursday

March 28, 7pm

We participate with Jesus in the Last Supper, and the night before his crucifixion.
  • Bread of Life Anglican Church and Church of the Messiah will be joining us for this joint service.
  • As Jesus washed his disciples feet on this night, we have the opportunity to wash one another's feet.
  • We celebrate communion on this night when the first Eucharist was given.
  • The altar is stripped and washed, recalling the stripping and preparation of Christ's body for burial.

Childcare will be available for the first half of the service.

Good Friday

March 29, 7pm

In this service, we solemnly reflect on Jesus’ death on the cross, and draw near to him through his sacrifice for us.
  • The Solemn Collects - beautiful prayers for the church and for the world. 
  • Devotion before the cross - the cross is processed around the sanctuary.
  • Extended time of worship and prayer at the cross. 

Childcare will be available for the first half of the service.

Easter Vigil

March 30, 6pm

This service is the highlight of Holy Week, and contains services of light & lessons, the acclamation, baptisms & Eucharist.
  • The service begins in darkness, with the lighting of the Paschal candle.
  • The Exsultet is sung - this is a beautiful and ancient song describing the importance of this night for the Church.
  • Six different passages form the Old Testament are presented, recalling God's saving deeds throughout history.
  • The Easter Acclamation erupts - we rejoice at Christ's resurrection; light and beauty flood the darkness, and we make a joyful noise!
  • Baptisms mark this celebration of our new life in Jesus.
  • The first Eucharist of Easter concludes the service. 

The nursery will be open until communion. We encourage older kids to participate in the service!

Easter Sunday

March 31, 10am

Finally, at the conclusion of this dramatic arc, we encounter Jesus’ resurrection and the new life he brings.
Invite friends, family, and neighbors to come celebrate this joyful feast together with the church!

Help Make it Happen!

Holy Week is a highlight of our year as a church family, and we need your help to make the services happen! Especially if you don't regularly serve on a team yet, this is a great way to dip your toes in and get to know people a little more, while helping out together.

View the teams and sign up by clicking the button below.

Lenten gift 2024

Partnering with Lighthouse Church to support refugees & immigrants in Madison.