Holy Week

Holy WeekHoly Week begins with Palm Sunday worship. CtK offers a Palm/Passion Sunday procession with palms at both Sunday worship services: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Both Sunday worship services that weekend and the 5:30 PM Saturday worship service on March 24th, 2018, include a dramatic reading of the Gospel account of Jesus’ Passion leading to his death on a cross, which is why the day is also referred to as the Sunday of the Passion. There will be no communion at 5:30 PM Saturday worship on March 24th.

At 11:00 AM worship on Sunday, March 25th, one CtK student will celebrate his First Holy Communion. A reception will follow the service.

Maundy Thursday, March 29th, 2018, is the day in the church year when Christians celebrate the Last Supper. On the Thursday of Holy Week – the week between Palm Sunday and Easter – we have worship at 7 PM.  This service includes Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar in anticipation of the following day – Good Friday. Worshipers are asked to leave the service in silence.

Good Friday ChancelGood Friday, March 30th, 2018 is the most somber day of the Christian year when we remember Jesus’ death on the cross. At noon that day, the Twinsburg Ministerial Association will conduct a Stations of the Cross service on Twinsburg Square from 12 noon until 1:00 PM. (The rain location is the First Congregational Church on the Square.) The 7 PM Good Friday worship service at Christ the King is a service of darkness and shadows as we remember Jesus’ crucifixion. The photo at left shows the altar during Good Friday worship.

At 8 PM on the evening before Easter, Saturday, March 31st, 2018 we hold an Easter Vigil that begins by gathering outside around a new fire. The service continues with a procession into the sanctuary, followed by hearing several Old Testament stories of faith. The service concludes with a celebration of Christ’s resurrection and holy communion.

Join us for the holiest day of the Christian year as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018. There will be time for fellowship between the two worship services plus a “Flowering the Cross” program for all ages in the sanctuary at 9:45 AM. (See photos from the 2017 “Flowering the Cross” program here.)

In 2018 Palm/Passion Sunday is on March 25th, Maundy Thursday is on March 29th, Good Friday is on March 30th, and the Vigil of Easter will be Saturday, March 31st.