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Easter and Holy Week

2019 Services

Palm Sunday, April 14th, (Holy Trinity Community) 10:30 am

Liturgy of the Palms and the Passion, read by the congregation

Domingo de Ramos (San Esteban) 2:00 PM

Maundy Thursday / Jueves Santo Supper and Liturgy, April 18th, 6:00 pm

We gather for a meal on this night to recall the Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples, a meal that would, for Christians, become the Eucharist. We also remember the commandment of Jesus to show our love for one another through lives of service to one another. This meal and liturgy are also an opportunity for members of the Holy Trinity and San Esteban communities to eat and worship together.

Esta noche, nos congregamos para una comida en común, para rememorar la cena de la Pascua que Jesús compartió con sus discípulos, una comida que, para los Cristianos, se convertiría en la Eucaristía. También recordamos el mandamiento de Jesús de mostrar nuestro amor mutuo por medio de vidas de servicio de los unos a los otros. Esta comida y esta liturgia también son oportunidades para que los miembros de las comunidades de Holy Trinity y San Esteban para comer y adorar en común.

Good Friday, April 19th 10:30 am

A solemn service in English

Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice  2:00 PM

2019 Theme: For the Sake of the World: 40 years of hopeful persistence

The walk begins and ends at the Church of the Holy Trinity and the crowd moves as a procession to stations around the city within walking distance, each set with a different aspect of the theme.  At the end of the walk, back at the church there is a short reflection followed by a light meal of soup and bread. In English.

Easter Vigil / Vigilia Pascual  Saturday, April 20th, 8:00 pm
A service in four parts: The Word, The Light, Renewal of Baptismal Vows, and The First Eucharist of Easter. Fire, water, rebirth, celebration, and thanksgiving! Bilingual in English and Espanol.

Un servicio en cuatro partes: La Palabra, La Luz, Renovación de los votos bautismales y La Primera Eucaristía de la Pascua. ¡Fuego, agua, renacimiento, celebración y acción de gracias! Bilingüe en inglés y español.

Easter Day Sunday / Dia de Pascua, April 21st, 10:30 am
Happy Easter! Rejoice with us in a bilingual English and Spanish service. Bring flowers if you have them for the flowering of the cross. Stay afterwards for a community feast all are welcome to join!

¡Felices Pascuas! Regocíjate con nosotros en un servicio bilingüe de inglés y español. Trae flores si las tienes para el coronación de la cruz. ¡Quédate después para una fiesta comunitaria, todos son bienvenidos!

Easter Day!

On Sunday, April 1, we gathered as a community to celebrate Easter. We flowered the Cross, sang, listened to scripture and held a community feast.

These photos were taken by our caretakers and Vivian Harrower.


Lifting the cross

Securing the cross

Fallen Angles-2





Dry-Bone Valley

It’s like trying to stay upright,
scorched and breathless, in the blast
of some sneezing rot-toothed dragon.

This guided tour, God, is tough going.
As vistas go, it’s in questionable taste–hills
bare-ribbed and drought-dried to the bone;

Satan plays Lego with Rwandan skeletons,
chews over the remains of hope in Darfur
and a thousand other slums:

such pornography of desolation–
O God, can these bones live?
how have we been brought to this?

We wait on you.  Do not press REWIND,
returning things to the good old days
that never were.  Plant something new

in us, reassemble the strewn backbones
of our resolve, breathe prophecy into us
so that blade by blade, tuft by tuft

we may animate these Lenten slopes
with living green of Easter hopes.

Dry-Bone Valley (Ezekiel 37:1-14) by Ian Sowton from The Stink of Experience

Lent and Holy Week Services at Holy Trinity


Weekly services: Sunday, 10:30 am (English) Sunday, 2:00 pm (Espanol), Wednesday, 12:00 pm (English)

ASH WEDNESDAY: February 14, 12:15 pm and  6 pm


PALM SUNDAY: March 25 10:30  a.m.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: March 29 6 pm: Supper, handwashing intertwined into the service. In English/Espanol. 

GOOD FRIDAY: March 30, 10:30 a.m.  An English language service.  THERE IS NO SEPARATE SPANISH LANGUAGE SERVICE TODAY.

Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice: March 30 at 2:00 PM, starting at Holy Trinity. 

2:00 pm Gather at Holy Trinity
2:30 pm: Proceed Through the Streets
4:00 pm: Simple supper of soup and bread

GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER: March 31, 8 p.m. A bilingual English/Espanol service. This service includes Biblical readings, the Litany of the Saints, the lighting of the Paschal Fire and a service of light, remembering our baptismal vows, and the First Eucharist of Easter. Young people and families are active in the leadership of the service.

EASTER DAY: April 1, 10:30 a.m.  with Feast and Flowering of the Cross. A bilingual English/Espanol service.  We will flower the cross and share the Eucharist followed by a celebratory lunch and Easter Egg Hunt.
Please feel free to bring flowers to adorn the cross.

What does it mean to our parishioners to flower the cross? Find out in the videos below!

Freedom to Love

+In the name of God our Maker, Jesus Living, and the Fulfilling Spirit, Amen.

[When Sherman said that we were cutting things down to make the service shorter, I thought that here was a chance for me to expand the homily—and I have a bit—especially here to make the connections clearer— though those of you who heard it, will recognize that I moved from the text more than just here and there—and what was also apparent (I am sure), was that I was cutting like mad as I was preaching—even when we had some competition from one or more of our visitors] Continue reading Freedom to Love