Worship During Holy Week

Palm Sunday, March 25

  • 8:30 a.m. Early Worship Palm Sunday Celebration
  • 11:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Celebration
    We begin the journey through Holy Week with a Palm Sunday processional, liturgy, preaching, and song.

Maundy Thursday, March 29

  • 6:00 p.m. Seder Dinner
    This traditional Jewish meal remembers the events of the Passover told in the book of Exodus. There will be a pot luck meal as part of the Seder so please bring a dish to pass. Sign up for the Seder in the Gathering Area or by calling the church office (392-7947).
  • 7:45 p.m. Tenebrae Service (Service of Shadows)
    The service follows the path of Jesus’ passion through the Last Supper and crucifixion and includes communion, prayer, scripture & music.
    Bus Ministry: If you would like to ride the bus for the Thursday, March 29 Seder Dinner and Tenebrae Service, please sign up in the gathering area. If there aren’t any sign ups, the bus will not run.

Good Friday, March 30

  • 12:10 p.m. Community Good Friday Service at Hope Church
    Hope Church will host a community ecumenical Good Friday service, in cooperation with several downtown Holland congregations: First UMC; Maple Avenue Ministries; Third Reformed; Fourth/New Community RCA; Holland UCC; Grace Episcopal; First Presbyterian. The liturgy of scripture, song and prayer will focus on the seven last words of Christ on the cross, and will be led by participants from the various congregations.

Easter Sunday, April 1

  • 8:30 a.m. Early Worship Service
  • 9:40 a.m. Easter Brunch ~ please bring a breakfast item to share!
  • 11:00 a.m. Worship Service
    Celebrate the Risen Lord! Pastor Jill Russell, preaching, and Pastor Gordon Wiersma, liturgist; with choirs and brass under the direction of Brian Carder. Church School will not be held.