Holy Week and Easter at The Upper Room

By | April 13, 2011

Holy Week Services: The Triduum

The season of Lent leads us to Holy Week – our rememberance of Jesus’ final week in Jersusalem leading to the crucifixion – and then onto the celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday. We’ll be remembering Holy Week this year through a series of services called the Triduum. The Triduum is a set of three worship services (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil) that really function as one long service. Think of it as an extended vigil in which different people will participate at different times.

Maundy Thursday – April 21 at 7pm – A service remembering Jesus’ Last Supper with his followers. The service will include Communion and a simple meal.  Feel free to bring bread or cheese or fruit for the meal. At The Upper Room’s worship space at 5828 Forward Ave.

Good Friday – April 22 at sunset (8:05pm) - A time of worship meditating on the crucifixion of Christ. Also at The Upper Room’s worship space at 5828 Forward Ave.

Easter Vigil – April 23 at sunset (8:06pm) - A service of readings from the Old Testament that foreshadow the resurrection. Also at The Upper Room’s worship space at 5828 Forward Ave.

Easter Services

Easter Sunrise Service  - April 24 at sunrise (6:29am) – The first celebration of the resurrection at sunrise on Easter morning. For this service of Scripture, singing and prayer, we’ll gather at the Frick Park Blue Slide Entrance (Beechwood and Nicholson), weather permitting.

Easter Sunday Worship Celebration – April 24 at 11:00am – Our 11:00am Easter celebration will include special music, a presentation of symbols of the resurrection, and Communion. We’ll be celebrating at The Upper Room’s worship space at 5828 Forward Ave.