Holy Week 2017

  •  Sunday April 09, 2017 - Sunday April 16, 2017

Easter is part of an entire week of exploring and experiencing what it means to follow Jesus. During Holy Week we celebrate God’s love for us as we journey with Jesus through the final moments of his life, his death on the cross, and his resurrection from the grave. Come and see why this week is the most important week in the entire year!

Holy Week, April 9 - 16
Hill Elementary, 724 Pennsylvania Ave., Aurora

Holy Week Gatherings

4/9 Palm Sunday — 10am
Palm Sunday kicks off Holy Week with a celebratory outdoor procession that mirrors Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, creating a palpable excitement while foreshadowing the events to come.

4/13 Maundy Thursday at Church of the Resurrection — 7pm
Join us at our sending church and cathedral, Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton (935 West Union Ave. Wheaton, IL) as we celebrate Maundy Thursday. In this service, we join Jesus' disciples at the Last Supper, partaking in the events that took place the night before Jesus was crucified. Childcare for children ages five and younger will be available until Communion (approximately 8:30pm).

4/14 Stations of the Cross — 1pm at Greenman Elementary 
In this ancient devotional service, we walk with Christ through the Biblical story of the last hours of his life and his death. 

4/14 Good Friday Service — 7pm
This service testifies to the mighty power of Jesus’ death on the Cross. There will be opportunities to pray at the cross and with prayer ministers. Childcare for children 7 and younger until Communion (approx. 8:30pm).

4/16 Sunrise Service — 6:30am - 7:00am
All are welcome as we celebrate the Resurrection as the sun rises on Easter. The service will be held outdoor at Hill Elementary.  

4/16 Easter Service — 10am
Join us in the joy of celebrating that Jesus is risen! Bring the entire family for the Holy Noise, beautiful music, communion, and refreshments after the service.

Holy Week Resources

  • Holy Week Devotional—Pray along with these daily Scriptures, prayers, and icons beginning Palm Sunday through Easter Monday. 
  • Holy Week Parish Letter—Read Fr. Trevor's letter from our first Holy Week with explanations of what we are celebrating. 
  • A Guide to Holy Week—Our sending church put this booklet together with the background and actions of each Holy Week service. 
  • Holy Week Explained Videos—Our sending church just released this video series explaining each part of Holy Week.
  • Holy Week Sermons 2016—Listen to the messages from last Holy Week at City of Light. 


Good Friday Gift

For our first Good Friday Gift this year, we’ll be partnering with World Relief Dupage/Aurora to serve refugees from around the world who have been displaced by war and famine and are being or have been resettled here in Aurora.

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Holy Week Devotional

This Holy Week devotional includes daily scripture readings that follow Jesus' passion from Palm Sunday through Easter Monday, collects from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, and icons based on the readings for the day. We invite you to use them for your personal or family devotions to enter into Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection. 

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