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Immanuel Lutheran church


Immanuel Lutheran church



The worship services of Holy Week take us on a journey through the events of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his last supper with his disciples, his betrayal and arrest, his trial and crucifixion, his death and burial, and his glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday.

The schedule of services is somewhat different from previous years.  See below for details.

Advance registration is required for some in-person services. See below. Click on the registration links below to sign up.

Select in-person worship services will live streamed.

Mask wear is required for in-person worship.


Saturday, March 27, 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 28, 8:00 & 10:45 a.m.

Recalling the day when Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey as the Son of David, we begin Holy Week worship processing with palm branches in our hands, praising God and singing “Hosanna!” to our King.


From the jubilation of the procession, we move to the somberness of the story of Jesus’ passion, this year as recounted in the Gospel of Mark.  So Holy Week begins as we hear again how Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.


Please Note:  The Palm Sunday services will begin in the Sanctuary Gathering Space this year. 


No registration is required.

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Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday at 10:45 a.m.


April 1, 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday is the first in a three-part worship service called the “Great Three Days.  “Maundy” means “command” and refers to the new command Jesus gave the disciples after “washing their feet: “Love one another, as I have loved you.”  The readings also recall the institution of the Lord’s Supper “on the night he was betrayed.”

The service begins at 7 p.m. and includes individual absolution and holy communion.  

Maundy Thursday concludes with the “stripping of the altar,” a solemn reminder of the way in which the disciples abandoned Jesus to face the gathering forces of evil alone.

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Good Friday is the second of the Great Three Days.  We offer two opportunities for worship.

April 2, 2021

Tre Ore

Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Tre Ore is Latin for “three hours” and refers to the three hours of darkness that fell over the land as Jesus suffered and died on the cross.  In seven twenty-minute segments, we remember and ponder the last words of Jesus from the cross.  Seven different pastors give brief homilies on one of the seven words.  You may attend all seven meditations or fewer as you choose.


The First Word from the Cross                  12:00-12:20              Rev. Gilbert Meilaender

The Second Word from the Cross            12:25-12:45               Pastor Andrew Fields

The Third Word from the Cross                 12:50-1:10                 Rev. David Weber

The Fourth Word from the Cross              1:15-1:35                   Pastor James Wetzstein

The Fifth Word from the Cross                  1:40-2:00                   Rev. Joseph Cunningham

The Sixth Word from the Cross                 2:05-2:25                   Pastor Steve Driver

The Seventh Word from the Cross           2:30-2:50                   Rev. John Albers


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7:00 p.m.

“Tenebrae” is Latin for “darkness.”  Candles will be extinguished as we read the Passion according to St. John and sing stanzas of hymns in response.  The Bidding Prayer, an ancient tradition for Good Friday evening, will be used.  The Reproaches, sung on Good Friday since the tenth century, are reproofs addressed by the crucified Savior to His ungrateful people.  The service concludes with the Adoration of the Crucified Savior.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

7:00 a.m.       music led with organ and brass
9:00 a.m.       music led with organ and brass
11:00 a.m.     music led by Eighth Day

He is risen!  Alleluia!  We burst forth with exuberant praise, for by his death Jesus has destroyed death and by his rising has brought life and immortality to light.  This festive service of holy communion tells the story of the first Easter and is enhanced by exultant music filled with the alleluias we had laid aside during Lent.

Please Note:  Immanuel is not observing the 5 a.m. Easter Vigil this year.

Please register for only one Easter service, so we can be sure to have room for guests and visitors. Click here to reserve a spot:


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9:00 a.m. with organ and brass

11:00 a.m. with Eighth Day

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At Immanuel, we believe that you can be transformed by experiencing life with God in Christ. Our mission is to equip people for this kind of transformation by connecting people with Christ in a life of worship, learning, and service, whether you are exploring Christianity for the first time or grew up attending church.