Holy Week 2018


Palm/Passion Sunday
Sunday, March 25 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Join us for worship as we remember Jesus’ Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem, marking the beginning of his final week leading to the cross. Our Bishop, Paul Leeland, will be our special guest preacher.  Our 11:00 service will begin on the church lawn and include a traditional palm processional.  Following the 11:00 service, join us in Carpenter Hall for a luncheon to honor Bishop and Mrs. Leeland.

Prayer Labyrinth
Monday-Friday, March 26 – 30, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Returning this year is the labyrinth, available in Carpenter Hall throughout Holy Week. Labyrinths are an ancient method of prayer and meditation, inviting us to experience sacred space and explore our life with God.  Also provided will be prayer stations at tables for participants to experience prayer in a variety of ways.  This prayer experience is appropriate for children and adults alike.

Lenten Prayer Vigil
Tuesday, March 27, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Our Lenten prayer vigil in the Sanctuary will include interactive prayer experiences and a prayer guide. Click here to sign up.  A sign-up sheet will also be available in the narthex on Sundays.

Maundy Thursday Service of Worship
Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday is named for the mandatum (Latin for “commandment”) Jesus’ gave on this night to love one another as he shared his Last Supper with the disciples.  This year, we gather on this night to feast with him again in the celebration of Holy Communion.  The service also includes beautiful music and will conclude with a “stripping” of the altar, removing ornamentation and color from the chancel to mark the solemnity of the occasion.

Community Cross Walk
Friday, March 30 at Noon, Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter

Join our brothers and sisters in Christ from around Belmont for a moving walk through downtown Belmont, remembering Christ’s journey to the cross.  The walk concludes at First Presbyterian Church.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Our Tenebrae Service, or “Service of Shadows” retells the story of Good Friday through Scripture, music and a gradual dimming of the sanctuary to total darkness.  We remember on this night what makes Good Friday good, for on this day God’s deepest love for us was revealed in the death of Jesus Christ.

Community Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 1, Greenwood Cemetery

We’ll gather as a community with our brothers and sisters from around Belmont to celebrate the resurrection.

Easter Sunday Service of Worship
Sunday, April 1 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Join us for Easter Sunday Worship with Holy Communion and special music.  It will be a grand day as we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death and claim our place as God’s “Easter People!”

Easter Sunday Breakfast
Easter Sunday, April 1, 9:15 a.m.

Join us for breakfast in Carpenter Hall as we celebrate the resurrection together!

Easter Egg Hunt and Butterfly Release
Easter Sunday, April 1, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Children fifth grade and younger are invited to participate in an Easter Egg hunt on our playground, searching for words or pictures to help tell the Easter story.  Following our egg hunt, children and adults will hear a story about Easter and then celebrate Christ’s resurrection with a butterfly release.  Adult Sunday School classes are encouraged to join in!