Holy Week & Easter 2014

Palm Sunday to Easter Day at St Francis

(note – free childcare is automatically provided at Palm Sunday and Easter Day services –
for other services, please call the office on 310 375-4617 and let them know you would like childcare – also provided free of charge).

Palm Sunday April 13th – One service only at 10 am
Mark Jesus’ humble yet triumphant entry into Jerusalem as the last week of his life begins.

Maundy  Thursday April 17th at 6:30pm Parish Hall and Church
This year’s Maundy Thursday service is a chance for families of all ages to share in the ‘upper room’ experience with Jesus and his disciples. A simple meal (pita, hummus, hard-boiled eggs, dried fruits and nuts), dramatic presentations by our youth of Jesus’ words in John 13, optional hand/foot washing, and Holy Communion will draw us together and send us to the church to strip and wash the altar, symbolising preparing Jesus’ tomb. Children of all ages will leave with powerful memories of this night.

Good Friday & Stations of the Cross April 18th – 12:10pm  and 7pm in the Church
Walk with Jesus through the last hours of his earthly life as he faces his darkest hour.

The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 19th – 7:00pm
Wait in the dark, remembering God’s faithfulness, and rise to a new life in Christ in the sacrament of Baptism.

The Vigil ends with the first eucharist of Easter, followed by a festive, champagne & dessert reception.
(dress with very warm layers – the first part of the service is outside!)

Easter Day, Sunday, April 20th
Services at 8 am in the Chapel and 10 am in the Church.
Stay after the 10 am service for a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones!