Holy Week

PALM SUNDAY
March 25
Services at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM - The Church

This day commemorates the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem, a week before his crucifixion. It is a service both joyful and somber, and features reading of the passion. We begin with the Liturgy of the Palms. At both 9:00 and 11:15 AM, our service begins outside in the courtyard.

Nursery: Provided at our 9:00 and 11:15 AM services for ages 0-4. 

MAUNDY THURSDAY
March 29
Service at 7:00 PM - The Church

This powerful service commemorates the events of last night of Jesus’ earthly ministry, from the Last Supper, to his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, to his arrest. The name for this service comes from the Latin “maundatum,” meaning command. It is a reference to the words of Christ at the Last Supper when he said, “A new commandment I give you: love one another” (John 13:34). The service features Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar.

Nursery: Provided for ages 0-4.

GOOD FRIDAY
March 30
Services at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM - The Church

We offer two services on this day, at Noon and 7:00 PM. Both commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Both services are at St. Alban’s and include the Good Friday liturgy from the BCP. The noon service features a homily from our rector, with organ and congregational singing. The 7:00 PM service is a combined effort of the Episcopal Churches of Waco: Holy Spirit, St. Paul’s and St. Alban's. It features a combined choir from all three parishes. The 7:00 PM combined service will take place at St. Alban's.  

Nursery: Provided at the 7:00 PM service for ages 0-4.

HOLY SATURDAY
March 31
9:00 AM - The Church

This brief spoken service focuses on the solemnity of Jesus in the Tomb. 

EASTER EGG HUNT

March 31

10:00 AM - The Great Lawn

Children of all ages are invited to this festive event. Egg hunt, inflatables, food, and fun!

EASTER DAY: THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
April 1
Services at 7:30, 9:00, and 11:15 AM

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. He is Risen!


7:30 AM - Holy Eucharist (Rite I) 

Scripture, sermon, organ and hymns. 

Nursery not available for this service.


9:00 AM - Festive Holy Eucharist (Rite II) 


Scripture, sermon, and Holy Communion. Features Children's Chapel. Music: organ and full choir.

Nursery (ages 0-4) available.

8:45 AM/11:00 AM - Special Children's Activity: Raising the Alleluia Banner and Flowering of the Cross

Children invited to meet at either 8:45 AM (for the 9:00 AM service) or 11:00 AM (for the 11:15 AM service) in the courtyard as we raise the Alleluia banner that was buried during Lent. Children are then invited to parade with the banner and bells at the front of the procession for our 11:15 AM service. After the procession, they return to be seated with their families. Children are also invited to bring a flower(s) to flower our cross that will be placed in front of the church.

11:15 AM - Festive Holy Eucharist (Rite II) 

Scripture, sermon, and Holy Communion. Features Children's Chapel. Music: organ and full choir.

Nursery (ages 0-4) available.

FYI

10:15 Sunday School will not meet. Sunday School resumes on April 8. 
Nursery (ages 0-4) available at 9:00 and 11:15 AM services.
Children's Chapel at both 9:00 and 11:15 services.