Sunday, March 25: Palm Sunday, The Sunday of the Passion
9:00 am and 11:00 am services
Gather outside the front door of the church to bless palms and process
Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday
6:30pm: Simple Supper & Eucharist
NOTE: This Service is at Grace Church, Georgetown, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Maundy Thursday at Grace is preceded by a light supper at 6:30. You are invited to bring a simple dish of vegetables, bread, salad, or soup to share if you can. Please, no rich sauces.
8:30pm: Stripping of the St. John’s Altar and “Vigil in the Garden”
NOTE: This Service is at St. John’s, Georgetown
We will gather in silence to strip the altar and sanctuary in preparation for Good Friday. This is a very moving ritual, similar in feel to the ancient practice of preparing someone for burial. After, we will keep watch with Jesus in the Sacrament for an hour in the Chapel of the Carpenter.
Friday, March 30: Good Friday
11:00am: The Way Of The Cross Ecumenical Walk
NOTE: This Service begins at Grace Church, Georgetown, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Clergy and Members from the Christian Churches of Georgetown will carry a cross through Georgetown to Mt Zion United Methodist Church, in memory of Jesus’ passion on Good Friday and in recognition of those who still die by violence in our own city.
12:00 Noon: Meditations on the Seven Last Words Ecumenical Service
NOTE: This Service is at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1334 29th St NW
Clergy from the Christian churches in Georgetown will take turns preaching on the seven last statements Jesus made from the Cross. This is a simple service of scripture and congregational hymns that is an amazingly deep and meaningful meditation on the final acts of our Savior from the Cross on Good Friday.
7:00 pm Good Friday Evening Service
NOTE: This service is at St. John’s, Georgetown
This is a simple communion service that provides an meaningful meditation on the Passion, Crucifixion, and Death of Jesus.
Saturday, March 31: Easter Vigil
8:00pm: Great Easter Vigil
NOTE: This service is at Christ Church, Georgetown, 3116 O St. NW
The Great Vigil is the holiest and most wonderful liturgy of the Church. During the service we recall the Great Story of Salvation from Genesis through The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This ancient service is traditionally when adult converts and their families are baptized into the faith of Christ. The service begins in darkness with the lighting of the Easter Fire and bursts into the glorious light of Easter.
Sunday, APRIL 1: Easter Sunday
9:00 am and 11:00 am Eucharists: Full Choir at Both Services
Join us for the most magnificent day of the Church year. Both services will include the full choir with glorious hymns and anthems celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Morning. Come and celebrate with us!
10:00 am: Easter Egg Hunt
Eggs symbolize new life. For many centuries, Christians have included brightly decorated eggs in Easter celebrations as symbols of the resurrection. On Easter Day, during the interval between the celebration of our two festival Eucharists at 9 and 11 am, we will have a children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn of St. John’s. Please meet in Blake Hall following the 9 am service to begin the hunt. Though we will have a few available for those who need them, children are encouraged to bring their own baskets.
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