Holy Week Services
Palm Sunday, April 5
Begin Holy Week with one of our Palm Sunday services. The 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary services begin with a children’s palm processional that represents Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and then transition into his somber journey towards the cross through the rest of Holy Week.
- 8:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park campus Chapel and Sanctuary
- 9:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park campus Sanctuary
- 11 a.m. in the Hyde Park campus Sanctuary and Magnolia Building
- 5:30 p.m. in The Portico Community Hall
Maundy Thursday, April 9
These services on the Thursday of Holy Week include communion and remembrance, honoring Jesus’ last supper with the disciples.
- 12:15 p.m. in The Portico campus Chapel
- 7 p.m. in the Hyde Park campus Sanctuary, including the Sacrament of Communion and footwashing
- Childcare is available in the Wesley Center at 7 p.m. with an email RSVP by the day prior
Good Friday, April 10
These are services on the Friday of Holy Week of Tenebrae and Darkness that observe the day that we remember Christ’s suffering, crucifixion, and death. Good Friday is a day of repentance and reflection of Christ’s sacrifice.
- 12:15 p.m. in The Portico campus Community Hall
- 7 p.m. in the Hyde Park campus Sanctuary with a Service of Darkness and Contemplation to remember the night Jesus died.
- Childcare is available in the Wesley Center during 7 p.m. service with an email RSVP by the day prior.
Easter Sunday, April 12
Easter marks the culmination of Holy Week: the day of Jesus’ resurrection from the grave. We begin our celebration at sunrise, the dawn of a new day, the end of night’s long darkness and the proclamation that the light of the world outshines even the darkness of death: Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!
- 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service with Contemporary Music — Water Works Park (1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa 33602)
- 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Traditional Service — Sanctuary, Hyde Park campus
- 9:30 and 11 a.m. Contemporary Service — Community Hall, The Portico campus
Note: There will not be an evening service at The Portico on Easter Sunday.