The Seven Last Words - New City Parish
The Last Seven Words of Christ are offered by pastors from New City Parish congregations and other supporting churches.

The service also includes special music from New City Parish Ensemble, SIGNlent Prophets, and Pr. Cesar Gogorza.


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Easter Vigil
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
April 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary invites you to join its Easter Vigil Worship Watch Party on Saturday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. PDT on the PLTS Facebook page. The worship service includes a liturgy of Word, music, readings, reflections, and prayers, led by PLTS students, pastors, and faculty with plenty of water and fire for all!

You don’t need a Facebook account to participate. A recording of the service will also be available on the PLTS Worship YouTube channel. We hope you will join us for this once in a pandemic online worship experience as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Sara Wilson at swilson@plts.edu.
 
  
Stilpoint invites you to experience these Holy Week Liturgies as a retreat in the safety of your home sanctuary and in the community of others.

They are not conceived for public performance, as stand-alone "worship services,’" but as evocations of the more subtle transformative currents moving through Holy Week in a single interwoven tapestry. They arise out of a ground of silence and are intended to be in counterpoint with that silence, not to displace it. 

A Tuesday evening ablution ceremony follows the classic monastic practice of creating an “intentional sacramental ‘vestibule’ through which one enters into the Holy Week passage with the heart consecrated and pure.” 

The Wednesday evening anointing ceremony, borrowed from French monastic communities, focuses on Mary Magdalene and restores her central place in the Paschal Mystery. 

The Holy Week liturgies also restore the central place of anointing both within the Holy Week celebration itself and as the quintessential sacrament of all Wisdom practice. 

The liturgies continue with deeply contemplative Triduum services.

Easter Morning Jazz
Region 2A Worship Service
Second Sunday of Easter
Sunday, April 11
The five synods of Region 2A will offer a recorded worship service for the Second Sunday of Easter - Sunday, April 11 - for use in any congregation. It is being offered in recognition of and thanks for the faithful and tireless efforts of the pastors, deacons, musicians, worship leaders and all who have been providing worship through the season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter Sunday. We hope this will provide a much needed respite for these leaders.

This will be a complete Service of the Word, including greetings from each of the bishops in the five synods along with participation by rostered ministers and lay people from these synods. The Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) will preach for this service.

The service will be available to download in various formats by Monday, April 5.
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