Holy Week services

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (April 9)

(No 8:00am service or 9:00am Education Hour)

10:00am Procession and Eucharist

Palm Sunday begins the most sacred week in the Church’s year as we enter with Jesus into Jerusalem, and direct our feet and hearts turn towards Calvary.  This service is one the most ancient of the Christian faith and finds its origins in the early practice of the Jerusalem Church.

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday of Holy Week

9:00am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

Begin your day with a centering and solemn Morning Prayer. 

 

Maundy Thursday (April 13)

6:00pm Soup and Bread Meal (Great Hall)

7:00pm Eucharist and Watch (Church)

Gather in the Great Hall at 6:00pm for a simple supper of soup and bread.  At 7:00pm we go into the church to celebrate the Eucharist of Maundy Thursday in which is liturgically recalled Jesus’ last supper with his friends, when as signs of his love he washed their feet and instituted the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.  At the service’s end we follow him into the Garden of Gethsemane and with him watch and pray.  The church will be open through the night for silent prayer and meditation. Please sign up for the Watch in the Great Hall. 

 

Good Friday (April 14)

7:00pm Liturgy of Good Friday (Church)

Good Friday marks the observation of Christ’s death on the cross with the reading of the Passion Narrative from John's Gospel and communion from the reserved sacrament. 

 

Holy Saturday (April 15)

8:00pm Easter Vigil (Church)

Easter is the most important celebration in the Church’s calendar.  The Easter Vigil is an ancient service of darkness and light, Scripture reading and reflection, word and silence, joy and celebration when Christ’s resurrection is proclaimed and we rejoice once again that God is making all things new.

 

Easter Day (April 16)

6:00am Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service (Putney Hill)

Rev. Gordon Crouch of First Congregational in Church Hopkinton will lead the ecumenical sunrise service on Putney Hill this year.  We will gather at 6:00am at 155 Putney Hill Rd.  Following the brief service, all are invited to First Church for a delicious breakfast. 

8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)

10:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Church)

The regular round of Sunday services continues at St. Andrew’s with our 8am (Rite I) and 10am (Rite II) celebrations of the Eucharist. Please join us for this festive celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.