2023 Lent, Holy Week, and Easter at Christ Church, Lutheran

During Lent, we take on practices that help us to be open to the call of God in our lives and take a break from practices that create barriers to our openness to that call. We take notice of all the aspects of our lives, including grief and loneliness, as we look forward with hope to the great celebration of Easter that lasts into eternity. At Christ Church, Lutheran, we offer services and gatherings in the hope of supporting your openness to God’s call and with the intention of walking with you in grief, loneliness, and hope. Join us throughout Lent and Holy week and for the celebration of Easter.

Worship, Prayer, and Study during Lent

Sundays in Lent, we will be using the Great Litany as our congregational procession, following confession around the font. We make our way through Lent reading and reflecting on the Revised Common Lectionary readings that begin with the story of Jesus’ temptation and lead us to the procession of the palms and the Passion.

On Wednesdays, we have several online opportunities for prayer and study:

At 7 am and 10 am, we will join in a short online service of Lenten Morning Prayer, incorporating silence, simple music, Bible readings, inspirational videos, and a time of prayer for the people of Christ Church and the world. Join at the best time for you. Click here to join Morning Prayer directly.

At 6 pm, we will join together online for Bible Study, looking at our Sunday readings with a special focus on the different ways these stories have been presented through art, which can provide more insight (and questions!) about these stories. Click here to join Bible Study directly

At 7 pm, we will end our day with a Evening Worship, incorporating Holden Evening Prayer liturgy, poetry, scripture, and varied modes of prayer. Click here to join Evening Prayer directly

Worship for Holy Week and Easter

Maundy Thursday, April 6, join us at noon and 7 pm for worship services with Communion commemorating Jesus’ final night with his disciples before his crucifixion.

Good Friday, April 7, join us at noon and 7 pm for somber worship and prayer around the cross.

Easter Vigil, April 8, join us for the Easter vigil celebration at 7 pm where we combine traditional rites, a set of (mostly) familiar stories from the Hebrew scriptures, and the great celebration of the risen Christ. Reception following.

Easter Sunday, April 9, join us at 10 am for the great celebration of Jesus Christ’s presence in our world across all time.