This year, we’ll be taking a different approach to our Palm/Passion Sunday and Maundy Thursday celebrations. On Palm/Passion Sunday, March 25, we will be featuring a reading of St. Mark’s passion narrative in its entirety done in “reader’s theater” style. We will also be praying the “Solemn Reproaches of the Cross,” which serve as a form of meditation on the work of God for God’s people at the time of the Crucifixion. The Chancel Choir will also be singing anthems appropriate for the day.
On Thursday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m. in Donegal Hall, we will be celebrating Maundy Thursday. As with our Ash Wednesday celebration, the evening will begin with a meal cooked and served by the Boy Scouts. Following the meal we will hold our traditional Maundy Thursday service of worship around our tables in Donegal Hall. This will allow us to have a more intimate experience of the Last Supper, in a setting not unlike that of the Upper Room experience of Jesus and the Disciples. Our Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes, will be our preacher for the evening.