CALENDAR FOR LENT AND HOLY WEEK

Our Ash Wednesday service will take place at 6:00 p.m on Wednesday February 14. Throughout the season of Lent, Gethsemane will hold a mid week service. These services will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The theme will be Prayers.  On March 14, instead of our regular Lenten midweek service, we are encouraging the congregation to attend an event where Bishop Hazelwood will be presenting a slide show and talk about his trip to the Holy Land at Good Shepherd Church in Laconia. A Palestinian meal will be served. There is a sign-up sheet on the Café board for those who would like to go and those who may want to car pool. Good Shepherd is asking for everyone to RSVP so they know how much food to prepare. 

 

 

SUNDAY OF THE PASSION AND/PALM SUNDAY – March 25, 2018

+ 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. – Procession of the Palms and Holy Communion

 

 

 

 

The Palm Sunday Liturgy recreates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as we wave our palms and make our procession into the church. This joyful mood soon changes to sober contemplation of our Lord’s Passion during the Gospel reading. Thus, Holy Week begins.

MAUNDY THURSDAY – MARCH 29, 2018

+ 7:00 p.m. – Liturgy of Maundy Thursday and communion. 

 

 

 

 

The Maundy Thursday service is one of endings and beginnings. What was begun on Ash Wednesday is brought to a close here today. What begins today does not end until the resurrection of Easter. 

GOOD FRIDAY – MARCH 30, 2018

+ 7:00 p.m. – Liturgy of Good Friday

 

 

 

 

The Good Friday Liturgy is marked with austerity, silence and reflection. The altar itself is bare from the Maundy Thursday stripping.  Everything focuses on our adoration of the crucified Christ, who rules, surprisingly, from the throne of the cross.

EASTER SUNDAY – April 1, 2018

+ 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. – Worship services with communion at both

+ 9:15 a.m – Easter Breakfast

 

As we have walked together through Lent and as we have pressed on through Jerusalem and all of the events surrounding Jesus’ death, we gather at last to celebrate the empty tomb.  Christ has been raised from the dead, death no longer has hold over Him, or us!  Join us this day as we celebrate the good news of life in the midst of death and the feast of joy in God’s presence!  Invite someone to come along with you to hear the good news!