Holy Week with Christ

March 28-30 – The Three Days
Love Altered, Violence Altered, Life Altered

Our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. On Maundy Thursday, we meet at 6:30 pm for a meal catered from Holy Land Mediterranean Cuisine. We’ll eat and worship all in one,  Table Church.We remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another.

Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday with all the East Side congregations, meeting at Arlington Hills at 7:00 pm.
1115 Greenbrier St
Saint Paul, MN 55106
We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the cross around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life.

On Holy Saturday we meet at 4:00 pm, for the Vigil of Easter, we gather around fire, word, water, bread, and wine, proclaiming through story and song that ours is a God who continuously brings life out of death. On this night we experience again the heart of God’s baptismal promise and the center of our faith: we are claimed and cleansed, renewed in the death and resurrection of Christ. We gather with all the saints of every time and place to celebrate the good news: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
After worship, we’ll gather for a feast shared by the Vangyang family in celebration of their child’s baptism! All are invited!

March 31 – Easter Sunday
Embodied Unbound

Christ is risen! Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and confused, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb. But this is why we gather: to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating reality of Christ’s death and resurrection. In word and feast, we celebrate God’s unending love, and depart to share this good news with all the world. Alleluia