Holy Week at Westminster 2022

Holy Week at Westminster 2022

Here is a short description of our Holy Week services at Westminster for 2022. You can also scroll down to see a short video highlighting all of the services.

Please note that there is no longer a need to pre-register, and that attendance limits have been lifted. However, we are still requiring masks to be worn indoors as an added safety measure for the time being.

APRIL 10, 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.

APRIL 14, 7pm: Maundy Thursday

  • 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 celebrate Communion, sing and pray. At the end of the service we’ll have the “liturgy of the candles” and leave in silence. No Sunday School.

APRIL 15, 10am: Good Friday

  • 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 love made known on the cross. There is a 1-hour program for young people aged 4 and up: ‘Have you ever thought of Jesus as a SuperHero? Come and see and learn about the power of God’s Word. There will be a meaningful teaching and a procession with the cross into the sanctuary at the end of the service.’ Meet in the Fellowship Hall for 10am.

APRIL 17, 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 (but no nursery yet). During the service we’ll be blessed by special music, and will be encouraged to think about God’s resurrection power at work in our daily lives.

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