Holy Week and Easter at St. Paul’s

We invite you to join us for Holy Week services, as we witness Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection. Whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at St. Paul’s. 

Holy Week Service Information

Since at least the 4th century, the Christian church has held special commemorations in the week before Easter to remember the events of Jesus’ last days on earth.  This season, called Holy Week or Passiontide, marks the holiest days of the year for us, and invites us into deep reflection about our own lives and the faith within us.  In the weekdays between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, a service will be offered every evening at 7:30 p.m. We hope that you will consider attending several or all of these gatherings, as we remember Jesus’ last days on earth, and look forward to our celebration of his resurrection at Easter and the new life it brings for us.

Palm Sunday, March 25
Holy Eucharist with Procession of Palms at 10:00 am
Catechesis and Kairos meet as usual at 9:45 am
Youth Choir will process and sing

Monday in Holy Week, March 26
Centering Labyrinth Walk at 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall
Walk the labyrinth with candles, music, and prayerful silence

Tuesday in Holy Week, March 27
Contemplative Eucharist in the Chapel at 7:30 pm
Incense will be used at this service

Wednesday in Holy Week, March 28
STATIONS OF THE CROSS available from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm
Come walk the stations at your own pace. Prayer booklet provided.

Maundy Thursday, March 29
Holy Eucharist with Footwashing and Stripping of the Altar at 7:30 pm
As this service ends, the overnight “watch” in the Chapel Garden begins

Good Friday, March 30
4:30pm (NEW!) Children & Parents Holy Week Service in Parish Hall
6:00pm Middle School Youth Group “Pizza and Passion” in Parish Hall
7:30pm Liturgy with Choir and Sermon 

Holy Saturday, March 31
THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, with Choir and Eucharist @ 7:30 pm
Featuring the lighting of the Paschal fire in our new courtyard garden!

Ecumenical, lay-led Easter Dawn service at 6:30 am at Fawn Lake
FESTIVAL HOLY EUCHARIST at 10:00 am with Youth and Adult Choirs! 

A word about parking on Easter Sunday:  If you are able to walk easily, please consider parking in our two “overflow” streets: on the north side of Dana Road (not the south side!) or on Heritage Drive, and leaving the parking lot spaces for those who need closer access. Please do NOT park along Pine Hill Road.  If you have questions, do call the parish office.