HOLY WEEK

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Please note varying locations for all events throughout the week.
Join Zoom services from the Virtual Worship page.

PALM SUNDAY

Sunday, April 10 @ 10am
In-person at Randolph Elementary & on Zoom

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We re-enact Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, beginning our worship outside by waving palms, singing songs, and crying Hosanna. In-person services will begin outside under the covered circular drive at Randolph Elementary. Zoom services will begin once we have returned indoors to the gym, around 10:10am.

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Thursday, April 14 @ 7pm
In-person at Greenbrier Baptist

We remember Jesus washing his disciples' feet and their last supper together through a foot-washing service. It sounds strange and vulnerable, but we encourage you to try it anyway: this service is tactile, beautiful, and deeply moving. At the conclusion of the evening, after receiving our last communion before Easter, we strip the altar, cover the cross, and extinguish all candles in the sanctuary.
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GOOD FRIDAY

Friday, April 15
All day: Outdoor self-guided Stations of the Cross
11am-1pm: Confession and quiet prayer in the sanctuary
6pm: Tenebrae service
All Good Friday events in-person at Greenbrier Baptist

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Stations of the Cross: Self-guided outdoor Stations of the Cross will be available all day along the 7th Rd S sidewalk at Greenbrier Baptist. These contemporary stations include artwork by Scott Erickson and a self-guided liturgy in English and Spanish.

Confession and Prayer: Greenbrier's sanctuary will be open from 11am-1pm for quiet prayer and/or confession with a priest. If you would like to schedule a time for confession, please email Liz or Amy, or simply show up. We use the Reconciliation of Penitents liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer (p. 223). 
 
Tenebrae: We remember Jesus' suffering and death through Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows"), an ancient service of light and darkness, sound and silence. Children are welcome, but parents of sensitive kids should note that this service becomes increasingly dark as we extinguish candles, and includes a very loud noise toward the end. This is a joint service with Greenbrier Baptist.

HOLY SATURDAY

Saturday, April 16 at home

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Sometimes called Silent Saturday, this is a day when we sit in the pain and silence of Christ’s death. It’s an opportunity to mourn. To grieve. You may find yourself feeling the pain of trauma or grief in your own life; please reach out to a pastor if you need to today. We also encourage you to be deliberate about the things you watch or do or say today. (Note: we are NOT holding an Easter Vigil this year.)
 
Some suggestions for how you engage with the day:
 
• Join our community in a collective fast until sundown as we remember Christ's death and pray for ourselves, our community, and our world.

• Make lentil soup with vinegar for supper, remembering the bitter gall offered to Jesus on the cross. Recipe here


• Spend the evening listening to St. Matthew Passion. It’s long. It’s beautiful. Turn up the sound. Light your votive candle. Place yourself emotionally into the music. Allow it to seep into your soul. Perhaps choose not to do other things while you listen. Simply sit. Worship.

• Attend the Easter Vigil at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 8:30pm. You may see some of our friends from L'Arche there!

EASTER SUNDAY

Sunday, April 17 @ 10am
In-person at Randolph Elementary & on Zoom

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We rejoice! Join us at 10am for an in-person Easter celebration. Bring flowers and greenery from your garden for kids to adorn the sanctuary. Bring your Incarnation bells to ring for the first alleluias of the Easter season. And bring an Easter dish to share for a community Easter feast after the service! (Don't know what to bring? We suggest last name A-D bring beverages; E-L sweets; M-Z savories.)