As we continue our journey through the Lenten Season, we hope that you will mark your calendars to join with the community of Christ the Good Shepherd on these most holiest of days as we gather for these special services. You are invited to set aside time these days to "make room" for the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection. Make space in your days for prayer, for silence and for reflection. And, we hope you will make time to gather with your sisters and brothers in Christ for worship.
Palm/Passion Sunday on April 2 at 10:00 a.m. (In-person or live-stream)
We gather outside the church to proclaim HOSANNA and process with palms to begin our worship.
Maundy Thursday on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. (In-person only)
Maundy Thursday begins the Triduum, or three holy days before Easter. On this night we re-enact Jesus’ last evening with his friends by gathering in the Great Hall for a potluck dinner and the Eucharist.
Good Friday on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. (In-person and live-stream)
We gather in reverence to again hear the Passion read, reflect on Jesus’ final hours as the combined choirs guide us along the journey through song, and to venerate the cross. In this way, we claim a place away from the hustle and bustle of life, at the foot of the cross, in Jesus’ most poignant moment of generosity and suffering.
The sanctuary will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for self-guided reflection at the Stations of the Cross. (In-person only)
Easter Vigil on April 8 at 8:00 p.m. (In-person only)
On the eve of Easter, a fire is lit and blessed in the church yard. As we huddle together, we sit and listen to the stories of God’s people throughout our scripture. And then, with music and joy, we proclaim the Resurrection and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. If one service in the entire year were to attempt to hold the whole meaning of our faith in a risen Christ, it would be this one.
Easter Sunday Worship on April 9 at 10:00 a.m. (In-person and live-streamed)
The celebration continues on Sunday morning with a festive service to commemorate Christ's resurrection! Christ has made the whole creation new. ALLELUIA! Special musicians, the combined choirs and more will add to the beauty of this extra special festive service! Children are invited to join the processional at the beginning of worship.
The celebration of the newness of all creation will continue through the 50 days of the Easter season!
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