Holy Week services at Memorial Congregational Church (MCC)

The week before Easter is one of the most powerful of the church year.  It is a moment to reflect on what it means to be alive, an exploration of the range of human emotion, and a time to consider what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  It’s a journey from the highs of Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city through the desperate lows of his arrest and crucifixion and the confusion of an empty tomb.  Only after we have been through the darkest valleys are we able to truly experience the ecstatic heights of Easter resurrection.

Palm Sunday, March 24

10am – Sanctuary

The youth of the church will lead us in rousing shouts of “Hosanna” as we enter the city with Jesus and his disciples.

Maundy Thursday, March 28

6pm – Ames Hall

A service of Tenebrae (shadows) takes place during a potluck supper.  The story of Jesus’ Last Supper takes place around us as we dine and worship with friends remembering a night of celebration, confusion, fear, and growing darkness.

Easter Sunday, March 31

10am – Sanctuary

The week concludes with a celebration of Christ’s work in our world.  The Easter joy will fill the sanctuary with song, prayer, and Word.   The Sudbury Bell Ringers with musical offerings.  Our service concludes as the Senior Choir leads the congregation in Handel’s Hallelujah chorus as all gathered are filled with the hope of Resurrection.