Holy Week begins with Palm/Passion Sunday worship. Worship on that Sunday begins with a procession into the sanctuary with palms and often includes the Gospel account of Jesus’ Passion leading to his death on a cross, which is why the day is also referred to as Passion Sunday. Palm/Passion Sunday is April 2nd, 2023. Link to Palm/Passion Sunday bulletin. Pastor George Gaiser will preside.
Maundy Thursday, April 6th, 2023, is the day in the church year when Christians commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper in the Upper Room with his disciples, prior to his betrayal by Judas Iscariot. It is the official end of Lent and the beginning of the Triduum, or Three Days, leading up to Christ’s resurrection on Easter morning. On April 6th, 2023, Maundy Thursday worship will be at 7:00 PM and include Holy Communion. Rev. Richard Seaks will lead the service. Historically, Maundy Thursday worship has been a service with 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.) This is the link to the Maundy Thursday worship bulletin. Rev. Richard Seaks will preside.
Good Friday, April 7th, 2023 is the most somber day of the Christian year when we remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Good Friday Worship is a somber service that will be at 7:00 PM April 7th and will include the reading of Jesus’ Passion. Worshipers will be asked to exit the service in silence. Pastor Rod Funk will lead the service. The Good Friday worship service at Christ the King has historically been a service of darkness and shadows as we remember Jesus’ crucifixion. The service concludes with a somber veneration of the cross. The photo at left shows the altar during Good Friday worship. This is the link to the Good Friday worship bulletin. Pastor Rod Funk will preside.
Worship on Easter or The Resurrection of Our Lord – the holiest day of the Christian year – as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection will be at 10:00 AM on April 9th, 2023. Pastor Rod Funk will preside at worship on Easter Sunday. Everyone is invited to stay after worship for fellowship & light refreshments. Here’s the link to the Easter Sunday bulletin.
In 2023 Palm/Passion Sunday is on April 2nd, Maundy Thursday is on April 6th, Good Friday is on April 7th.