Holy Week and Easter Opportunities


Palm Sunday  – April 9

Worship at all local churches during their regular worship times.

St. James the Fisherman EpiscopalSunday, April 9th.…………8:00AM & 10:00AM:  PALM SUNDAY Services at Church; 8:00 am service procession with palms in Church; 10:00am service procession with palms and incense outside

Coral Isle Church – 10 AM Worship

St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church –  8 AM mass; 10 AM Solemn Procession

11:00 – 4:00 PM Kindness Festival at Morada way.  Living Springs Counseling will have a booth where you’ll have an opportunity to have your feet washed, pray, relax and fellowship with others if you like.

Holy Tuesday – April 11

St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church – Sacrament of Reconciliation /Confession 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Holy Wednesday – April 12

St. James the Fisherman EpiscopalWednesday, April 12th…….6:00 PM:      TENEBRAE/TAIZE SERVICE:  Tenebrae is Latin for Shadows.  This beautiful ancient tradition is a special Lenten observance which attempts to recreate the emotional aspects of the Passion Story.  All are invited

Maundy Thursday – April 13

Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). This is why services on this night generally include the washing of feet or other acts of physical care as an integral part of the celebration.

While John’s gospel does not record the institution of the Lord’s Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. Christians therefore keep this night with celebrations both at the basin (footwashing) and at the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion).

Immanuel Lutheran Church –  7 PM – Communion

Burton Memorial United Methodist Church – MM 93 – 7 PM – Communion

Coral Isle Community Church – MM 90 – 7 PM

Matecumbe United Methodist Church – MM 81.8 – 6:30 PM Passover Meal

St. James the Fisherman Episcopal6:00PM:       MAUNDY THURSDAY (HOLY THURSDAY) in Church.  The evening ends with the stripping of the altar followed by time for silent meditation/reflection in our Church or at home.  All will have the opportunity to sign up to sit/pray for ONE HOUR INTERVALS in Vigil throughout the night either in the Church or at home.

Sacred Triduum –

The Easter Triduum begins with the Vigil of Holy Thursday. It marks the end of the forty days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council reminded us of the extraordinary significance of the Triduum : “Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. Therefore the Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.” (General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, # 18)

These last Forty Days were a time of preparation for these great Three days, which is what Triduum means. These three days lead us to an empty tomb and an Octave, eight days, of celebrating the Resurrection. They also introduce an entire liturgical season, the Easter Season, which lasts for Fifty days until Pentecost.

St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church – Mass of the Last Supper, 7 PM; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 9 PM

Good Friday – April 14

The source of our term for the Friday before Easter, “Good Friday,” is not clear.  It may be a corruption of the English phrase “God’s Friday,” according to Professor Laurence Hull Stookey in Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church (p. 96). It is the common name for the day among English- and Dutch-speaking people. It is a day that proclaims God’s purpose of loving and redeeming the world through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a day that is good because God was drawing the world to God’s self in Christ. As seen in John’s gospel, particularly, God was in control. God was not making the best of a bad situation, but was working out God’s intention for the world — winning salvation for all people. We call it “good” because we look backward at the crucifixion through the lens of Easter!

Walk with the crosses on Good Friday to Matecumbe Methodist Church.  Meet at Spirit and Truth Ministries at 9AM —-start the walk from Venetian Shores at 9:30AM……everybody welcome!!!

Ecumenical Good Friday worship – held at Matecumbe UMC – MM 81.8 at noon

Coral Isle Church and St. James Episcopal will offer Good Friday services twice:              The Seven Last Words of Jesus & Adoration of the Holy Cross Service to be let by Fr. Tom & Rev. Kerby (Pastor at Coral Isles church)

12:00 (Noon) at St. James

6:00 PM  at the Caribbean Club

St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church – 6:30 PM Liturgy

Immanuel Lutheran Church – 7 PM

Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil and Vigil of the Light – April 15

St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church – 8 PM


Easter Sunrise Services – April 16

Island Grill at Mandalay – 6:30 AM

Harry Harris Park – MM 93 – 6:30 AM

The Islander – MM 83 – 7 AM

Cheeca Lodge – MM 81.8 – 6:30 AM

Chesapeake Resort – MM 83.4 – 6:45 AM

Easter Services

Bluewater Ministries, MM 86.5 Bayside – 9:30 AM with Egg Hunt after worship

Coral Isle Church will have a fellowship time after 10 AM morning worship at 11 AM

Spirit and Truth – 10 AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church – 10 AM communion

Matecumbe UMC – 11 AM

1st Baptist Islamorada – 11 AM

St. James the Fisherman Episcopal8:00AM & 10:00AM:  EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES – Easter Egg Hunt following 10:00am service

Alleluia…Christ is Risen…the Lord is risen indeed…Alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!

St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church – 8 AM Mass; 10 AM Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection

At noon – Burton Memorial UMC will have their Easter Egg Hunt

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