Holy Week 2016
Holy Week is coming soon and we do not want you to miss any of the wonderful things happening at Restoration! During Lent we have focused on turning away from our vices to virtue and turning our gaze toward the face of the God who restores us. This season of repentance finds its crescendo in Holy Week – an opportunity to fix our gaze on the process leading up to Christ’s crucifixion.
You might notice that the cross will be veiled and the colors will change which will invite the church to pay attention to the sufferings of Christ leading up to His crucifixion. The brevity of time elapsing from Palm Sunday to the Great Vigil brings to the fore how quickly one can acclaim Christ as king, and subsequently turn away. St. Paul reminds us that it is his aim to know Christ in the power of His resurrection, but also to share in Christ’s sufferings (Phil 3:10). Holy Week sets the sufferings of Christ before our eyes and calls us not only to reflect, but to examine our lives with questions such as, “Where is my will set over God’s will?” “Where am I tempted to deny Christ in my professional and familial relationships?” or “When does it cost me something to love God each day?”
Come join us during the following times:
Palm Sunday: March 20, begin outside with services at 9am, 11am, and 5pm.
Morning Prayer: March 21-24, 7-7:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (NB: We use incense in morning prayer).
Maundy Thursday: March 24, 7:30pm. Shuttle service and nursery provided.
Stations of the Cross: Friday March 25, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Children and the young at heart are encouraged to come at 10am, but are welcome later as well. A priest will be available to hear confessions, so please schedule a time by emailing Morgan in advance.
Good Friday: March 25, 7:30pm. Shuttle service and nursery provided.
The Great Vigil: March 26, 8:30pm. Shuttle service provided, but no nursery. Bring food or a fun beverage to share. If you would like to help with set-up or clean-up, please contact Erica Chapman. Bring a bell!
Easter Sunday: March 27, we will resume our standard service times at 9am, 11am and 5pm.