Palm sunday & Holy Week
Come worship on Palm Sunday and the Three Days of Holy Week with in-person services or via our livestream. Details about the various services are below.
Join us for our indoor Palm Sunday services at 8am (also live-streamed) and 10:30am. Each service will include a palm procession, beloved hymns accompanied by the organ, a special reading of the Passion, liturgy, prayers, and Holy Communion to focus our hearts on our Savior’s journey to the cross.
April 6, 11:00 a.m.
Sages Maundy Thursday Worship
Sages, mark your calendar for Thursday, April 6. St. Peter’s will return to hosting a Sages Maundy Thursday Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. All of our Sages (those aged 80 or over) are invited to attend. Communion will be offered in the pews, the congregation will be seated for the entire service, and there will be special music during the service. Family and guests of Sages are welcome as well. A light lunch will be served in the Narthex following the service for a time of fellowship. Please call the church office at 717-569-9211 or Christine Smith at 717-299-0949 by Monday, April 3 to let us know you are planning to attend. If you need a ride, let us know as well. We look forward to seeing many of our Sages this year.
April 6, 7:00 p.m.
This is a traditional service, at 7:00 p.m., remembering Jesus’ teaching and his mandate to love and serve one another. This service offers corporate and individual confession and absolution, Holy Communion and a reminder of Jesus’ command to love one another. The service will conclude with the stripping of the altar.
April 7, 11:00am
Family Stations of the Cross & Luncheon
Journey with Jesus on Good Friday. The one-hour service explores the fourteen stations of the cross in simpler terms so those of all ages can better understand Jesus’ journey and our journey with Him.
April 7, 7:00pm
Good Friday Worship
At the heart of this service is the passion reading according to John, which celebrates Christ’s victory on the cross, and our honoring of the cross as we sing of forgiveness, healing and salvation.
April 8, 6:00pm
On the night before Easter Day, Christians around the world gather to celebrate Christ’s passage from death to life. The service includes strong signs: new fire in darkness, light spreading from the light of Christ, the water and Word of baptism, the first
resurrection meal and powerful words: the great saving stories of Hebrew scriptures and the first Easter gospel. We keep this wondrous night in the spirit of vigil, our lamps lit, awaiting Christ’s coming both now and at the end of time. Alleluia! Christ is risen! And Christ will come again.
Celebrate the Resurrection!
Our Holy Week worship continues as we celebrate the risen Christ on Easter Sunday!