Holy Week 2020
There is no doubt that Holy Week this year will feel a bit different as well as look quite different. But we are Resurrection People and at this time, it is perhaps even more important that we lean in to Jesus and his powerful, redeeming story of sacrifice and resurrection.
On the schedule:
- Monday through Wednesday in Holy Week – Join Father Robert at 6:30 pm via Facebook Live for a brief meditation on the appointed Psalm of the day
- Maundy Thursday – Tune in at 6:30 pm to Facebook Live for a special Maundy Thursday service led by one of Good Shepherd’s own beloved familiies
- Keep Watch at Home with the Disciples – Beginning at 7:30 pm, join us in keeping watch with Jesus in this year’s prayer watch. Sign up here!
- Good Friday – Join Good Shepherd’s lectors and youth at 6:30 pm on Facebook for the Passion according to Matthew and the Stations of the Cross
- Holy Saturday – Join Miss Kathleen at 6:30 pm on Facebook for a special Godly Play story, “The Faces of Easter”
- Easter Morning – Celebrate the glory of God’s redemptive love and Jesus’s resurrection at 10:30 on YouTube for a special Easter morning celebration
In addition, Daily Office services will continue this week:
- Morning Prayer at 8:30 am with Kathleen Crevasse – on Facebook
- Noonday Prayer at 12:00 pm with Fr. Robert – on Facebook
- Evening Prayer at 5:00 pm with Fr. Arthur Jones – on Facebook
- Compline at 8:00 pm with Hal Miller – on Facebook
Where to watch
Monday through Saturday at 6:30 pm on our Facebook page. The easiest way to watch all livestreams and videos is by clicking here. You do not need a Facebook account to tune in; simply click the link and watch – and don’t forget to unmute the video feed by clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video.
When a live video is playing on this page, it will be under the Happening Now heading.
If you do not see a live video playing, refresh your browser tab or window. Not sure what the refresh button looks like? Look for the right-pointing circular arrow button near the top of your screen. It will look something like this:
Remember, videos and streams on the homepage of our Facebook page appear under the pinned posts in our Posts block – you may have to scroll down the page a bit!
The Easter Morning service will be streamed live to our YouTube channel and the link to the stream will be shared to our Facebook page. The service will also be available at the top of our Church Today page on our website once the stream has begun.
In order to add your comments to the chat on YouTube’s website, you must have a Google/Gmail account, however, you do not need an account to view the stream or any of our videos on our YouTube channel or on our website.
Please email Sandra your feedback after the service. We want to ensure that we can all worship together on Sunday with minimal interference from technology.
Keep Watch at Home with the Disciples
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake.”
These words come from Evening Prayer and Compline liturgies in our prayer book and ask God to do the work we are called to do as we take our moments of rest. Following our online Maundy Thursday online offering on April 9, we invite you to keep watch from your homes with the disciples. We invite you to recall the Maundy Thursday liturgy – receiving the Great Commandment, washing each others’ feet, seeing the altar stripped. And then, the darkness of Good Friday falls upon us.
We are looking for volunteers to keep watch, to sit in prayer, study, and meditation in their homes from 7:30 pm on Maundy Thursday through the night into Good Friday.
Click here to sign up to keep watch with the disciples!
A Household Holy Week
As we prepare to journey to Jerusalem this week in our homes, many have been sharing ways to create a sacred space at home. How might we use these spaces for Holy Week? What objects might we place on our altars each day to remember the final week of Jesus with his disciples?
Click here for a resource for some wonderful ideas for observing
Holy Week at home.