Holy Week & Easter Services
“He is risen… He is risen INDEED!” Celebrate the Risen Jesus through our Easter worship services.
Easter Services, March 27
7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast will be served at 8:15
Join us in commemorating Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday, March 24
Good Friday, March 25
Though springtime may feel like a long time away here in Southeast Idaho, Easter is coming up on March 27th.
Very shortly after the ascension of Christ, followers of Jesus would come together and visit the places that had shaped the end of Jesus’ earthly life. Over the centuries, this practice of remembering the last days of Jesus’ earthly life spread throughout Christianity. This time of remembrance is what we call Holy Week. Holy Week honors the events of the week that led up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Over the years, this week has been considered the most important and holy time in the life of the church. The three primary focuses are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter morning. Over two thousand years later, we continue these holy practices at Hope Lutheran Church.
Maundy Thursday takes its name from the Latin word for “commandment,” as we remember when Jesus told his disciples, “A new commandment I give to you: Love one another.” We mark the official end of Lent by receiving individual absolution, or forgiveness—the oil marking the cross on our forehead just as the ashes did on Ash Wednesday. We also remember the first Lord’s Supper and the washing of the disciples’ feet. Worship will start at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday commemorates the day when our Lord gave his life to save us from our sins. It is a very humbling service, as we contemplate the cost that Jesus paid for our redemption. Worship services will be at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday is the day of the resurrection – a joyous celebration of God’s victory over sin and death. At our 7:00am service, we will greet the rising sun as we celebrate the resurrection. A free breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. At 10:00am we will have a second Easter Service.
Join us for our worship during Holy Week, as we contemplate the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.