We celebrate the event on Saturday evening at 5:00 pm and on Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30 am. At 10 am children and adults process to the church before the 10:30 service.
We worship at 12:00 and 7:00 pm in remembrance of Jesus' final day with his disciples, the institution of the Lord's Supper, and his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Individuals and families come to the church for 20-minute periods throughout the day on Good Friday between 7 am-7 pm. Many sign up in advance for specific times.
We have two services on Good Friday. At 10 am we have "Children's Stations" and at 3 pm we have a traditional service outdoors. We also carpool at 11 a.m. to drive to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island for a noontime devotion there.
At 7:00 pm on Good Friday we have a special devotional service focusing on the cross of Jesus. There are special hymns and the reading of the Passion of the Lord from John's Gospel. There is no Holy Communion during this service.
Our first celebration of the resurrection takes place at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday starting at 7:00 pm. We begin in darkness, and we hear again some of the most powerful Old Testament stories. During the service, we decorate the sanctuary and celebrate Holy Communion.
Easter Sunday is a great day of celebration. We have a special Easter Sunday Worship Schedule with three services: 7:30, 9:00, and 11 a.m. We decorate the church with flowers, banners, and special altar furnishings.