Walk through Holy Week

On Sunday, March 25, all worshipers at the Presbyterian Church will take a “walk through Holy Week” organized by the church’s Sunday School classes. Following a shortened worship service in the sanctuary, those present will be guided in groups through a number of stops in various locations around the church. There they will encounter various events of the last week of Jesus’ life, planned and presented by classes of all ages from kindergarten through adult. Included will be Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane (where Jesus prayed), the High Priest’s courtyard (where the disciple Peter denied knowing Jesus), the trial of Jesus, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. This final stop will bring ‘walkers’ back to the sanctuary for the closing of the service, and all will go to enjoy a coffee hour.

Guests are warmly invited to worship and the Walk, which is intended to remind all ages of the Holy Week story. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. The church is committed to offering Christ’s hospitality to ‘the believing and the seeking, the questioning and the doubting, God’s children of every background and lifestyle.” It is located at 335 Cambridge Street, Burlington. For more information, call 781-272-9190 or email burlpres@aol.com.

Holy Week at Burlington Presbyterian Church

Please come, share in these times which recall the heart of our faith. Invite your friends!

Passion/Palm Sunday, April 17
Remembering Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to confront the power of sin and death.

10:30 a.m. Worship
In keeping with tradition, there will be a palm procession, special music, and the dedication of our One Great Hour of Sharing offering.

Maundy Thursday, April 21
“Maundy Thursday” gets its name from Jesus’ “new commandment”
(mandatum in Latin) to love one another as He has loved us.

6:15 p.m. – Family teaching supper about communion –
Gathering for all families with conversation about the sacrament.
Then they may remain for:

7:30 p.m. – A brief service with celebration of the Lord’s Supper—
on the night we remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples.
Communion is served around the communion table.

Good Friday, April 22
It is “good” Friday because, despite appearances, it is God’s Friday.

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – A vigil of prayer, readings, and extinguishing of candles in the darkened sanctuary, as we reflect on the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion, of our lives, and our world.

Easter Sunday, April 24

9:00 a.m. – With cries of “He is risen!” we greet one another at our
annual Easter Breakfast, prepared by Mark and Cheryl Wells and friends.

10:30 a.m. – ALLELUIA!
Worship will celebrate the heart of the Good News, with jubilant music.
This is the love that overcomes death!

No Sunday School – worship will be for the whole family.
There will be child care for infants and toddlers only.