7:45 AM (Traditional)
10:30 AM (Contemporary)
10:30 a.m. Combined Communion Service
(Every 1st Sunday of each month)
Children's Sunday School Classes
(Kindergarten-5th grade meet during the 10:30 AM Service)
A Nursery is also provided in our Sanctuary for Parents with Infants and Toddlers
7 p. m. Saturday Night Youth Service
(Youth Room upstairs)
The service of Tenebrae, meaning "darkness" or "shadows," has been practiced by the church since
medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part
of the worship of the commonfolk during Holy Week. We join Christians of many generations throughout
the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.
Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ's suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ's passion,
music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous event.
As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ's suffering and death; we remember the cataclysmic
nature of his sacrifice as we hear the overwhelming sound of the "strepitus"; and through the return of the
small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.