Holy Week and Easter at Westminster

Holy Week and Easter at Westminster

APRIL 2 at 10:01am: PALM SUNDAY

·         In-person and live-streamed

Everyone will be given palms as we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a King prior to his crucifixion and resurrection. There will be Sunday School and nursery care as usual.


·         In-person only (no live-stream)

“Maundy” comes from the Latin translation of Jesus’ words in John 13:34: “mandatum novum.” This means “new commandment” (to love one another as he loved us). You’ll be given a small candle, like on Christmas Eve. In this 40-minute service we will celebrate Communion. [You will come forward to receive the bread and juice.] At the end of the service we’ll have the “liturgy of the candles” and leave in darkness and silence. No Sunday School, nursery or Fellowship Time afterwards.


·         In-person and online

We gather at the foot of the cross to remember the sacrifice and crucifixion of Christ. It is a special time of singing, of prayer, and of remembering God’s sacrificial love made known on the cross. There is a 1-hour program for young people aged 4 and up. [Meet at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a meaningful teaching and a procession with the cross into the sanctuary at the end of the service.] Nursery care available. No Fellowship Time afterwards.

APRIL 9 at 10:01am: EASTER SUNDAY!

·         In-person and online

Easter Sunday is when we celebrate the resurrection of Christ! At 10:01am we gather to joyfully sing, pray and marvel at God’s power and goodness. There will Sunday School and nursery as usual. Pastor Ruttan welcomes the Rev. Winston Newman; together they will discuss ‘hope over the long haul.’


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