Holy Week

The season of Lent comes to a climactic turn on Palm Sunday and invites us to enter into the time known as Holy Week.

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.

March 24

Palm Sunday

Join us for our Palm Sunday services at 8:00 a.m. (also live-streamed) and 10:30 a.m. 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.

March 28 11:00 a.m.

Sages Maundy Thursday Worship

Sages, mark your calendar for Thursday, March 28. 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 if you need a ride. We look forward to seeing many of our Sages this year.

March 28, 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday

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.

March 29, 7:00 p.m.

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.

Cross on a hill silhouetted against the sunset
March 30, 6:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil

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!