Holy Week, 2013
HOLY WEEK AT ST. PAUL’S, MARCH 24 – 30
Communion will be available all week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Palm Sunday—March 24
At all services we will remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city. At 9:30 we will celebrate our newest church members as our Confirmation class is welcomed.
THE HOLY WEEK EXPERIENCE
As we seek to walk in the footsteps of Christ to the Cross and join him in life beyond the grave, The Holy Week Experience is an intense, high commitment small group opportunity that will connect you to Christ in a whole new way. Pre-registration is required by March 17 and can be submitted to Rev. Angie McCarty.
Monday, March 25—Encountering the Symbols – Noon & 6 PM –Covenant Room
Symbols are objects that have the power to create powerful connections between our faith and memory. On the first night of the Holy Week Experience we will engage our five senses in remembering the meaning of Easter through a variety of symbols.
Tuesday, March 26—Scripture Immersion – Noon & 6 PM –Covenant Room
One Gospel narrative will be read in the Lectio Divina style of scripture study. Ample times of silence and reflection will be offered in order for you to place yourself within the narrative.
Wednesday, March 27—Baking Bread—Noon & 6 PM— Brummet Hall Kitchen
Participants will work together to bake flatbread that will be used in worship on Maundy Thursday.
Thursday, March 28—A Service of Footwashing & Anointing - Noon & 5 PM — Memorial Garden
Reflecting on the passages that speak of Jesus washing his disciple’s feet and being anointed in Bethany, participants will wash one another’s feet and will be anointed by a pastor.
Maundy Thursday Worship—March 28
As we remember Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples, we will worship together at 6:00 PM.
Good Friday, March 29—Worship Noon & 6 PM Sanctuary
Participants will remember Jesus’ sacrifice through a service of darkness. A service of communion will be held at 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM. Come and remember the day of Jesus’ crucifixion together as the body of Christ. Worship is open to all people, regardless of your participation in The Holy Week Experience.
Saturday, March 30—Praying the Divine Hours
In the comfort of daily living, participants will practice praying the Divine Hours, a ritual that has provided meaning and structure to the Christian day for thousands of years.