Get Ready for Easter: Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday Service, Thursday March 24 at 7:30 p.m. At the Maundy Thursday service, we commemorate the Last Supper and the first Holy Communion. This service includes washing one another’s feet as Jesus washed his disciples’ feet at the Last Supper. All are invited to join in this poignant remembrance of Jesus’ commandment to act as servants to one another.  The service runs until 9:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross for Children, Friday March 25 at 10:00am
This service is appropriate for ages 5 years and up. Hands-on prayer materials and a walk around the church make this an interactive prayer walk for kids and adults. The service will last about 45 minutes.
Good Friday Service, Friday March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. All are welcome to come hear the entire story of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and death and spend time praying at the foot of the cross. Beautiful music from Redeemer’s choir makes this service particularly moving and meditative.  The services lasts about an hour.
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The service begins with a bonfire, the New Fire of Easter, at the Memorial Garden, and continues with a candle-lit procession into the church. This is the first service of Easter. The Vigil is a sacrament to “pass over” from darkness to light, from penitence to rejoicing, from death to life. There will be a renewal of baptismal vows, followed by a joyful celebration of the first Eucharist of Easter. To many. this is the most beautiful and important service of the entire year.   The service runs about 2 hours.

Easter Celebration, Sunday March 27 at 8:00 a.m and 10 am
8:00 a.m.: A traditional Episcopal service that includes the Holy Eucharist and is full of rejoicing in light and life.
10:00 a.m: This traditional Episcopal service is full of rejoicing, including guest soloists and the Hallelujah Chorus. Redeemer will continue its tradition of a Holy Eucharist that is open to the participation of children. Hearing-assistance devices are available, as are orders of service in large print. The Sanctuary is fully wheelchair-accessible. Children are warmly welcomed, and may find a more comfortable experience in the “soft-space” on the left as one enters the church. Coloring books and crayons are available. Redeemer welcomes all worshippers and their families.

Easter Egg Hunt following the 10AM Service:All treats are labeled nut-free, and the hunt is divided by age for safety, fairness, and fun. Children should bring their own baskets; parents should bring their cameras!
Church of Our Redeemer is located at 6 Meriam Street and can be reached at (781) 862-6408.