Holy Week & Easter at Good Samaritan

At Good Samaritan, we find Easter to be all the more meaningful by intentionally walking with Jesus to the cross as we await the resurrection. Join us during Holy Week to discover a richer and fuller Easter.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28 at 10:30 am (Facebook Live)
Palm Sunday begins our commemoration of the events of Holy Week. The service begins with celebration and joy, recognizing Jesus as the one who will make things right in our world, but takes a turn as we recognize how this will happen. Palm Sunday is an invitation to step into the tumultuous days that follow as we move towards Jesus’ death on Good Friday.

Maundy Thursday

April 1 at 7:00 pm (Facebook Live)
Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his friends. At this meal—which we remember weekly in the Eucharist, or communion—Jesus washed his friends’ feet, showing them that God’s love is a call to serve. This year we encourage you to celebrate the Agape Meal at home. The Maundy Thursday service also includes Communion and the Stripping of the Altar, the practice of removing all the vestments from the altar and the pulpit until Easter to symbolize the barrenness of the cross. Read more about the history of the Agape Meal.

Good Friday

April 2 at 7:00 pm (Facebook Live)
Good Friday is the day we recall Jesus’ death on the cross. It is a solemn day where we ponder the depths of God’s love, and sometimes wonder why the God who created all things chose to die a horrific death. As we remember Jesus’ suffering for us, we find God present amid our hurt, brokenness, and fears remembering that God has experienced the fullness of human life – even death. Download instructions for making a pipe-cleaner cross.

The Great Easter Vigil

April 3 at 7:00 pm (Facebook Live)
Easter doesn’t just happen on Sunday morning! In our tradition, we celebrate Easter—the resurrection of Christ and light breaking through the darkness of our world—on Saturday night as well. As we light a fire in the darkness and begin our service in the dark, we have a visual and tangible reminder the Easter brings hope into dark places. We hear the story of God’s acts throughout history, leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Easter Sunday

April 4 at 9:00 am (in-person) Spoken Service (NO MUSIC) SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
April 4 at 10:30 am (in-person & Facebook Live) SERVICE FULL as of 3/29/21
Whether you find yourself in church often or haven’t been in years; whether you are a regular at Good Samaritan or have never been, all are invited to join us as we celebrate Easter. We would be delighted to welcome you as we discover the presence of the risen Christ in our lives and in the world today.