Holy Week 2015

Holy Week Worship

The Three Days


Thursday, April 2 – Maundy Thursday – 7pm at Trinity     Directions at: http://trinitykeezletown.org


Friday, April 3 – Good Friday – 7pm at St. Jacob’s


Saturday, April 4 – Vigil of Easter – 8pm at Muhlenberg     Directions at: http://www.muhlenberglutheran.org


(Joint Service of Muhlenberg, Trinity, and St. Jacob’s)


Sunday, April 5 – Easter Sunday, 11:00am

featuring music from Tim Kyger, singing “He’s Alive,” and a JMU Strings Quartet – don’t miss it!


This Thursday nightour Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.



Friday our worship continues as Jesus is brought before Pilate, tried, beaten, mocked, and crucified on Good Friday. At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the Passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the Church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving Passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died. The sanctuary will be open for prayer from 3pm until 6:45pm, just before worship at 7.




If you have never experienced it, you are encouraged to keep the Vigil of Easter with your fellow believers at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, Saturday night at 8:00pm. This is a joint service of St. Jacob’s, Trinity, and Muhlenberg. This service begins outside in Woodbine Cemetery with the new fire and continues with the Easter Proclamation and the great stories of God’s saving work in Scripture. The service hinges upon a Baptism, echoing the practice of the earliest Christians. Following the Baptism, the Vigil culminates in the joyous first celebration of the Resurrection!



At 11:00am, we will celebrate the Resurrection with a festival service of Holy Communion celebrating the victory of Christ. We will have two outstanding musical guests – Tim Kyger, singing “He’s Alive,” and a strings quartet from JMU – both providing great music for the celebration!