Holy Week

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Come Worship with us this Holy Week!

 
MAUNDY THURSDAY

April 17th, 7:15 PM
Trinity’s worship service has a special focus on the Last Supper of Jesus, at which the Lord washed the feet of the disciples and instituted the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We end the service in a dramatic fashion, by stripping the altar of all of its furnishings, symbolizing the way Jesus was stripped of all dignity and justice after he was arrested.
 
GOOD FRIDAY FAMILY SERVICE

April 18th, 12:00-1:00 PM
All are invited to come to this new family service which will strive to make the ever-important message of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, more accessible and understandable to children and adults alike! Children will be invited forward for a children’s sermon. To make this service more friendly to small children the liturgy will not include the dimming of the lights or loud noises of the Good Friday evening service, and the sermon will not focus on the blood and gore of the crucifixion, but will proclaim the sacrifice of the cross for the forgiveness of our sins!
 
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

April 18th, 7:15 PM
A rough wooden cross is carried into the church and set up in the darkened chancel, creating a dramatic visual focus for the night. Readings and hymns recreate the earth-shattering event that took place on the hill outside of Calvary. Our worship ends with the “Tenebrae Service,” as altar candles are extinguished and Lord’s death is commemorated.
 
EASTER VIGIL

April 19th, 6:30 PM
Following an ancient Christian custom, we begin the service outdoors by striking a new fire, and then the congregation processes inside the darkened church. Slowly, we light hand-held candles, as the light of Christ fills the room. The second part of the service is a series of Bible readings relating stories of God’s deliverance, and the third section is a Baptismal renewal. Suddenly, the lights of the church are turned up, the bells ring out, and the organ blares an Easter fanfare! We close the evening with a joyful Easter celebration of Holy Communion.
 
EASTER SUNDAY OUTDOOR SUNRISE SERVICE
April 20th, 6:45 AM, at Lu Hi
Wake up early, and join us out on the hill at Long Island Lutheran High School (131 Brookville Road, Brookville). Meet in front of the three crosses, and enjoy live music and a brief, joyful service of celebration.
 
EASTER SUNDAY FESTIVAL SERVICES

April 20th, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Trinity is a wonderful place to celebrate the joy of the resurrection! Festive music, beautiful flowers, crowds of fellow Christians … and you! Holy Communion will be shared at all three services, with “continuous line” distribution at the 9:30 AM service, and “distribution at the altar at the 8:00 and 11:00 AM services. An Easter Breakfast will be served in the café from 9:00-11:30 AM. No Sunday School this week; but children will be invited forward for a children’s sermon at all three services. Please note the change in times for worship services this week!