Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday, March 25

10:00 am

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and we gather together for a special worship service.  Sanctuary Singers and Men’s Chorus will be singing.

Service of Tenebrae – Maundy Thursday, March 29

7:30 pm

The word “tenebrae” means shadow.  Come hear the story of Jesus’ final hours as he chooses to let the shadow of death overcome him.  This is a quiet, moving service when God’s love and God’s willingness to give his son for us is made clear.  Because this is a solemn service, we encourage older children to attend with their parents and younger children to take advantage of childcare in the nursery.

Good Friday Vigil and Prayer Service, March 30

You are invited to enjoy the peace and silence of our sanctuary which will be open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for quiet reflection.  You may come at any time for as long as you wish during that time.  There will be a brief prayer service at 12:00 noon for all who wish to attend.

7:30 pm:  Good Friday Prayer Service  ~A Union service with the Hill Church and Church of the Good Shepherd will be held at the Hill Church (First Congregational Church of Woodstock).  This will be an interactive prayer service.

Easter Sunday, April 1

6:15 am:  Sunrise service behind the Woodstock Academy.  “On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb… and found the stone rolled away from the tomb.”  come and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the beauty of the early morning.

10:00 am:  Celebration of the Resurrection!  Let us sing our praises to God and give thanks for the gift of forgiveness and new life.  Sanctuary Singers will be singing and the bell choir will be ringing!