Holy Week and Easter at Westminster – 2024

Holy Week and Easter at Westminster – 2024

MARCH 24 at 10:01 AM: Palm Sunday
[In-person & live-streamed]

Everyone will be given palms as we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a King prior to his crucifixion and resurrection. “So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” (John 12:13). There will be Sunday School and nursery care.

There will also be the ‘Soup and a Bun’ luncheon following the service…

MARCH 28 at 7 PM: Maundy Thursday
[In-person only; no live-stream]

In this 40-minute service we will remember Jesus’ new commandment to ‘love one another’. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34).

Candles will be distributed as you enter (like on Christmas Eve) and we will do some singing in the dark. We will also celebrate Communion. You will be invited forward to receive the bread and juice.

Please Note: There is no Sunday School or nursery care on this evening.

MARCH 29 at 10am: Good Friday
[In-person and live-streamed]

We gather at the foot of the cross to remember the sacrifice and crucifixion of Christ. This is a reflective service of gratitude. “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

At the end of the service, after the special Kid’s Program (see below), we file out in silence.

The Good Friday Youth Program will be for children aged 4 to 12+ years at the same time as the service. This is an experiential hour for the children and includes the story of Jesus from Maundy Thursday to Easter morning. We will meet in the church hall at 10 am (promptly). At the end of the hour the youth will walk up the back aisle in the sanctuary carrying the cross and tomb to the front; then we will file out in silence. (Questions about this youth program can be directed to Mandy Hillyard at 705-539-1203 or at barriegirl57@gmail.com)

MARCH 31 at 10:01am: Easter Sunday!
[In-person and live-streamed]

Easter Sunday is when we celebrate the resurrection of Christ!

We gather to joyfully sing, pray and marvel at God’s power and goodness. “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said” (Matthew 28:5-6).

There will be Sunday School and nursery care.



  1. Thank you, Pastor Matt Ruttan. I often look at your site and am encouraged and reminded of God’s goodness each day of the year. We are blessed in many ways as we celebrate this weekend.
    Happy Easter.
    Carol from Bruce Mines

    • Hi Carol, great to hear from you. (It’s Matthew). Thanks for the kind words and I’m glad that the church’s ministry is helpful. I hope you also have a great and hope-saturated Easter!

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