Behold, the Lamb of God

The Episcopal Church of
Our Saviour

2979 Coloma Street
Placerville, California 95667
(530) 622-2441 fax 642-8823

The Rev. Craig Kuehn, Rector

Holy Week

Every Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord. Jesus' resurrection is so significant to our faith that we also set aside one special day and a season of fifty days to commemorate the event. This year, Easter Day falls on April 15th. Holy Week and Easter Week focus on the core of our faith. As St. Paul writes, "If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain." (1 Corinthians 15:13-14).
Easter Week and Holy Week define who we are as Christians.
The build up to the miracle of the empty tomb begins with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. Liturgies recalling the events leading to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection comprise this holiest of weeks. Below is the parish schedule for Holy Week and Easter.

April 8 - The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday.
Liturgy and distribution of palms with dramatic reading of Jesus' passion. Rev. Pat Kempster is preaching. We begin in the Parish Hall for the Liturgy of the Palms.
8:00 a.m. - Spoken Eucharist
10:30 a.m. - Choral Eucharist
6:00 p.m. - Contemporary Eucharist

April 10 - Tuesday in Holy Week.
Jesus throws the moneychangers out of the Temple.
8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer with Holy Communion.

April 11 - Wednesday in Holy Week. The plot to betray and arrest Jesus is planned.
8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer with Holy Communion
7:00 p.m. - Tenebrae: The service of Shadows.

April 12 - Maundy Thursday.
Commemoration of the Last Supper with foot washing, Agape meal, and stripping of the altar.
7:00 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Liturgy, Deacon Steve Shortes is preaching.

April 13 - Good Friday.
The Crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Noon - Stations of the Cross
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Confessions
7:00 p.m. - Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross. Rev. Craig Kuehn is preaching.

April 14 - Holy Saturday - Easter Eve.
The first Communion of Easter.
8:00 p.m. - The Great Vigil of Easter. Eucharist celebration with incense.
Rev. Canon James Burnett is preaching.

April 15 - Easter Day.

The Day of the Resurrection
8:00 a.m. - Spoken Eucharist
10:30 a.m. - Choral Eucharist.
6:00 p.m. - Contemporary Eucharist

For further information regarding child care during Holy Week worship, please contact the church office.