Holy Week is the week preceding Easter and the final week of Lent. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Holy Week includes Holy Thursday (also known as Maundy Thursday) and Good Friday, which, together with Holy Saturday, are known as the Triduum or the Three Great Days. During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the last days of Jesus’ earthly ministry, leading up to His death and Passion on Good Friday, in payment for the sins of mankind; and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday which gives new life to all who believe. Therefore, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s grace and goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation. Please join us at Living Waters as we celebrate God’s love and faithfulness to us expressed most fully on a cross and in an empty tomb!
Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00 PM – Maundy Thursday Liturgy
This service celebrates not only the institution of the Lord’s Supper, but also our baptismal call to serve each other, just as Jesus served, symbolized by the washing of feet. The word “maundy” is derived from the Latin “mandatum” or “mandate,” referring to Jesus’ words: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.”
Friday, April 19, 2019
11:00 AM – Good Friday Liturgy
In this observance of Jesus’ Passion, we celebrate our baptismal call to join in the suffering and death of Christ, as our only path to salvation. In meditating on Jesus’ Cross, we affirm our belief that through His death and resurrection, we find eternal life.
Easter Sunday: Day of the Resurrection
Sunday, April 21, 2019
10:00 AM – Holy Communion with Children & Youth Program
The Resurrection of Jesus, the Lord of all love and all life, is the center of our faith. Because Jesus is alive, we find new life in Him. This life-changing event–the turning point of human history–will be celebrated with great joy and praise; “Alleluia, Christ is Risen–the Lord is Risen indeed, Alleluia!”