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Holy Week and Easter at St Francis

What is the Meaning of Holy Week?
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Great Easter Vigil are three days in the church year when we physically walk with Jesus from the table, to the cross, and to the tomb. On Easter morning, we go with Mary Magdalene and witness with her, Jesus risen from the dead.

Palm Sunday – March 25
10am, ONE service only.

We start outside with a joyful procession, singing Hosannas, and waving palm branches, before reading the Gospel of the Passion – reliving the transition from celebration, to Jesus’ arrest and judgement by the authorities.

4:00 pm St Francis Choir and Orchestra present Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater

Holy Week Taizé – March 27, 7pm, Chapel

A contemplative service of chants, a reading from scripture, quiet reflective moments, and candles lit to illuminate our hearts as we move into the mystery of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Maundy Thursday – March 29, 6:30pm – Light Dinner/Communion, Parish Hall

The Parish Hall becomes the Upper Room. After a simple supper, the short service includes foot washing, Holy Communion, and dramatic readings of Jesus’ last evening with the disciples.

Good Friday – March 30
Stations of the Cross, 12:10pm, Church.

We walk our beautiful stained glass panels, hand-made by members of our congregation from broken glass from our windows, retrieved after the Northridge earthquake.

Service from Light to Darkness, 7:00pm, Chapel

The service includes scripture readings, candles and music, plus an offer of anointing with holy oil as a symbol of our baptismal covenant.

The Great Vigil of Easter – March 30, 7:30pm.

The new fire of Easter is started, outside on our patio, from which the Paschal candle is lit. The dark sanctuary gives way to the lighting of candles, and ringing of bells, with Holy Eucharist, as the service celebrates the first Easters of the early Christians, when new Christians were baptized into the faith.

Easter Sunday – April 1, 8:00am, Chapel, 10:00am, Church
Alleluia! “Jesus Christ is risen today!”

The glorious music and resurrection readings of Easter Sunday are celebrated with full choir and brass. The service is followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids while families enjoy Easter refreshments.

St Francis Online Academy

churchnextlogoFree, first-class Christian Education
Find out more – contact Rev. Peter

Christian Education at St Francis through ChurchNext, an Episcopal online learning resource. Video classes can be taken individually at home at your own pace or together with other parishioners.

Classes are free and led by leaders of our church, such as our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Stephanie Spellers, and Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves. Contact Rev. Peter to find out how to sign up and be a part of this learning process.

Love God, Love Others, Serve the World

How do we pursue the abundant life of which Jesus spoke?

  • Love God;
  • Love Others;
  • Serve the World.

How will we know when we’ve arrived?

We’ll experience “a peace the world can never give.” Read more here…


At-a-Glance: Key Information

Worship Days and Times:
In addition to infant care and Sunday School, children are always welcome in our worship services.
Sundays at 8 am
Holy Communion – Chapel

Sundays at 10 am
Holy Communion – Church

Wednesdays at 12:10
Holy Communion – Chapel

4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Taizé Service of Healing and Wholeness– Chapel

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