Experience Holy Week at Hyde Park

Palm Sunday, March 28

 

Begin Holy Week with one of our Palm Sunday services. We will remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem with the singing of praises and images of our families and children carrying palm fronds.

Our 9:30 and 11 a.m. online services will include pictures and short videos of our families waving palm fronds, reminding us of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Maundy Thursday, April 1

 

The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin maundate, or “mandate.” It commemorates the greatest commandment Jesus gave the disciples, which is to “love one another,” and we will explore ways to live out that commandment together. This year’s Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. online.

 

Good Friday, April 2

 
One of our most popular services throughout the year is our Good Friday Tenebrae service, which features a reading of the Scriptures of the passion narrative and stirring anthems by our Chancel Choir. It concludes with the stripping of the Sanctuary’s visual elements and a departure in darkness and silence.
 
 Our service begins at 7 p.m., and we invite you to view it with seven lit candles in your home. Throughout the evening, you can join in the gradual extinguishing of the candles and the darkening of lights in your home, as we enter in the holy mystery of the cross.

Easter Sunday, April 4

 
And of course, Holy Week concludes with the grand triumph of the resurrection. Our worship staff has been planning many creative and captivating worship elements to make our Easter Sunday celebration a beautiful testament to God’s resurrecting power.
 
Our online services will be broadcast at 9:30 and 11 a.m. You can also join us for our Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Tampa’s Water Works Park or our onsite worship services at 8 or 11 a.m. under the Ministry Tent at Hyde Park. The 9:30 service is at capacity with no further reservations accepted. Please wear a mask and observe safety protocols. Please RSVP for an onsite service.
 
The promise of Easter reminds us of the words of Paul to the Corinthians: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57) Join us next week as we walk the way of Christ’s suffering, and follow him into the glorious unfolding of resurrection and new life.

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