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Holy Week Schedule

UCU and the Ecumenical Christian community of Underhill, Jericho, and Essex offer plenty of opportunities to engage in story, song, and silence during Holy Week. Please join us as we journey from Jerusalem to the cross to the empty tomb.

Palm and Passion Sunday

Sunday, April 14, 10:30 am, United Church of Underhill

Celebrate Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem with palms and praise. We’ll reflect on themes of light and darkness and end with Luke’s telling of the passion story.

Ecumenical Morning Prayer

Monday, April 15–Friday April 19, 6:45 am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Each day, a different church will host a 15-minute devotion followed by a light continental breakfast. UCU will lead on Wednesday.

Maundy Thursday Worship

Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm, United Church of Underhill

Jericho United Methodist will join us for a service around the table in the fellowship room. We’ll remember Jesus’s last meal with his disciples, the washing of feet, and the grief of the moment when friends betray. Light refreshments will be a part of the worship experience.

Ecumenical Good Friday Walk

Friday, April 19, 12-3 pm, meet at United Pentecostal Church in Jericho

Area churches will gather to walk from Jericho Corners to Underhill Flats with 7 stops to remember Jesus’s suffering on the cross. The walk will end at the United Church of Underhill.

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 19, 7:00 pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of the Redeemer on the Cross,” a musical meditation presented by The Octet: string quartet & four solo voices.

Easter Vigil

Saturday, April 20, 7:00 pm – Sunday, April 21, 6:00 am, United Church of Underhill

The United Church of Underhill will be open for those who want to keep watch with a time of personal prayer and reflection. Journal, color, or walk the labyrinth in the Fellowship Room. Come for as long or as little time as you’d like.

Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 21, 6:30 am, Catalyst Church

Though sunrise is officially a bit earlier this year, we’ll gather at 6:30 to welcome in the new day and proclaim, “Christ is risen!”

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt and Worship

Sunday, April 21, 10:00 am & 10:30 am, United Church of Underhill

All are invited and young children may participate in a brief egg hunt (hopefully outdoors!) before our celebratory worship service at 10:30. Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!