Maundy Thursday, April 14, 7pm Foot or Hand-washing, 7:30pm Service of Tenebrae and Communion. Sanctuary. On this night we commemorate the events of Jesus’ life that led to his crucifixion. We gather to tell the story of the gospel and to share communion just as the original disciples did on this night nearly 2,000 years ago. “Tenebrae” is the Latin word meaning, “shadows.” This Service of Tenebrae is an adaptation of a liturgy that dates from the fourth century. The candles represent the disciples and the Christ. The denial and desertion is represented by the gradual darkness culminating in the total darkness of death and burial. A single, sheltered candle is re-lit and taken from the sanctuary at the close of the service to prophesy of the Easter so soon to come.
Good Friday, April 15, noon – 1 pm; 4-6 pm Cowan Chapel will be open for meditation for all who would like to come by.
9:30 am Easter Activities for kids, beginning in Cowan Chapel and moving on to the Easter Egg Hunt! Bring a basket if you have one!
10:30 am Celebration of the Resurrection! Join to recall the joy and hope of that first Easter Morning, and to renew yourself by recalling that God’s love is not reserved in that long-ago time. This is a lovely time to invite guests, new neighbors, and any who’ve ever wondered what Union Church is about!