at Boadway United Methodist Church
What is Holy Week?
Holy Week is the week leading to Easter Sunday. The week begins on Palm Sunday and recognizes Holy or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Holy Week ends at sunrise on Easter morning when we celebrate the Risen Christ.
On March 25th, PALM SUNDAY we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. This Sunday is also referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion. Broadway invites you to join the parade into Jerusalem on Sunday March 25th at either 8:30 or 10:30 am. We will lay our coats and wave palm branches to recognize the coming King. You are invited to bring new and gently used coat, jacket, and sweatshirt donations to be given throughout our community to those who need them.
March 29th is MAUNDY or HOLY THURSDAY. During our 7:00 pm worship service, we will remember the night that Jesus gathered in the Upper Room with his disciples for the last time. Through Holy Communion and foot washing, Broadway’s Pastors and Student Life Ministry will remind us in worship that we are called to love and serve one another in humility.
On March 30th, GOOD FRIDAY recalls the betrayal by Judas, the arrest and torture of Jesus, the desertion of the disciples, and Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and burial. At 7:00 pm Broadway UMC will remember this, the most somber day of the church year with a Tennebrae service. During this service of light to darkness we will recall Jesus’ final hours with the reading of scripture and the extinguishing of candles.