Invitation into Holy Week

This week, which culminates in the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus at Easter, is the holiest week in the Christian liturgical year. It’s a time of special reverence and solemnity and celebration with unique rites and rituals embodying the last days of Christ and the joyful hope of the resurrection.

I just wanted to write this to extend an invitation to whomever might be looking for something this time of year, some deeper way of connecting with God. You are invited — whether in person or online — to join us at St. John’s in our Holy Week observations, at all of these services below. Each one will be live-streamed from our Facebook page.

  • Palm Sunday: April 2, 9:30am CDT – We join Jesus’ triumphal march into Jerusalem, waving palm branches and shouting ‘Hosannas’ that turn into shouts of “Crucify him” as we read the Passion story. You can watch the live-stream video here (and follow the bulletin here).
  • Maundy Thursday: April 6, 6:30pm CDT – We sit with Jesus and the twelve at the Last Supper and wash one another’s feet as Jesus commanded us; this service ends in silence with the stripping of the altar.
  • Good Friday: April 7, 6:30pm CDT – We gather silently in the shadow of the cross for a solemn, reflective service on the day commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion.
  • Easter Vigil: April 8, 6:30pm CDT – On the great Vigil of Easter, we gather around the lighting of a new fire to hear the great story of God’s faithfulness, from creation through to the life and death of Christ, as hope begins to shine forth from an empty tomb. This service will also be followed by a celebratory reception — with cake!
  • Easter Sunday: April 9, 9:30am CDT – On this joyful day of days, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

All are welcome. Come as you are and join us on this journey toward the cross and past it, to the empty tomb. Come. Come and see.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

Écrits du jour

Je ne parle pas français.

Allison Siburg

Preaching | Coaching | Recommendations

Discover the Spirit Moving

Are you aware of your soul yearning for connection to God? Do you know there is something more to your faith than what you have found? Read these devotions and prayer practices to explore more deeply.


"Grace" is a complete sentence.

Timothy Siburg

Thoughts on Stewardship, Leadership, Church and the Neighbor

Pastor Josh Evans

sermons, theological musings, and other ramblings of a queer lutheran pastor


~creating community for clergywomen~

%d bloggers like this: