Keeping One Foot in Holy Week

posted Apr 4, 2012, 7:15 PM by Todd Randolph   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 7:15 PM by in apropos ]
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How do you mark Holy Week when it seems like the rest of the world is ignoring it?  This is a fundamental question for Christians.  I grew up not having to address this problem, since I went to an Anglican school, and so I had vacation from the beginning of Holy Week through the week after Easter.  As a Preacher's Kid, with the rhythms of our week dictated by Holy Week, it never occurred to me that it might be otherwise.  On Good Friday we held the three hour service, and only when I became a teenager was I allowed to miss some of this- if I went home and made hot cross buns!  

At least our children now have a day off school on Good Friday, but it's tempting to use it for the thousand and one things that we need to get done.  If you can, try to keep one foot firmly in Holy Week.  Come to the Maundy Thursday service, where we remember the events of the Last Supper, which established the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  On Good Friday, bring your older children to the 7.30pm service, or at home, take a moment with your children, maybe after supper, to say a prayer, or sing "Were you there when they crucified my Lord".  These small observances make Easter all the more glorious when it arrives!  In this way, we can mark God's time within our usual routine.

Maundy Thursday:
Service and Supper 5:30 PM
Easter Sunday:
Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 AM
Junior Choir Practice 9:30 – 9:45 AM
Easter Eucharist 10:30 AM

There will be no Church School on Sunday April 15th due to School Vacation. There will be Child Care.