Holy Week & Easter 2020


Maundy Thursday, April 9th

10 minute Devotion with Pr Anna

When: 6pm and 9pm on April 9th

Where: Live in the Community of St. John United Facebook Group

What: Pr Anna will offer short live devotions, appropriate for the day, including a bible reading and prayer. You can watch on Facebook live, and comment while watching, if you choose. Be sure to join the group, in order to watch.  

Invitation to Home Worship

When: Your meal time

Where: Your home

What:  Turn your regular meal time at home, into worship.  This may simply mean lighting a candle and saying a prayer, or planning your meal to coincide with Pr Anna’s live devotions.  You can also utilize this Maundy Thursday worship bulletin, from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Bellevue, designed to be used at home.


Good Friday, April 10th

10 minute Devotion with Pr Anna

When: 6pm and 9pm on April 10th

Where: Live in the Community of St. John United Facebook Group

What: Pr Anna will offer short live devotions, appropriate for the day, including a bible reading and prayer. You can watch on Facebook live, and comment while watching, if you choose. Be sure to join the group, in order to watch.  

Seven Last Words of Jesus

When: Available now

Where: Northwest Washington Synod YouTube Channel

What: Join with others across our region, for The Seven Last Words of Jesus with this accompanying bulletin. Created in partnership with leaders from around our synod, this service features seven preachers reflecting on each of the seven last words of Jesus. 


Holy Saturday, April 11th

10 minute Devotion with Pr Anna

When: 6pm and 9pm on April 11th

Where: Live in the Community of St. John United Facebook Group

What: Pr Anna will offer short live devotions, appropriate for the day, including a bible reading and prayer. You can watch on Facebook live, and comment while watching, if you choose. Be sure to join the group, in order to watch.  

The Great Vigil of Easter

When: Anytime after 6:30pm

Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church YouTube Channel

What: The Great Vigil of Easter is a service that was created in partnership with leaders at St. John United, Immanuel Lutheran Church, and others from around our synod.  You’ll see and hear some familiar faces! This is a service that takes place between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, where we gather to hold vigil and wait for the resurrection, by telling biblical stories around a fire, in a spirit of Holy Hilarity and Chaos.  Turn in on in the comfort of your living room, and watch families creatively and faithfully act out the stories of our faith. This service is great for all ages! You may utilize the accompanying worship bulletin, or simply watch along. 


Easter Sunday, April 12th

Easter Breakfast

When: 9am – 10:15am. Drop in anytime. Stay as long as you want.

Where: Zoom – Join online https://zoom.us/j/740606165 or dial (669)900 9128

What: Prepare your own Easter morning breakfast, and enjoy it with your SJU family. All you have to do is join the call, either with audio only or audio and video.  Show up in your pajamas, or set the table and dress up in your best Easter Sunday outfit. However you come, just come so we can see you face and greet the new season together!

Resurrection of Our Lord, Service of the Word  

When: Available by 10:30am

Where: St. John United YouTube Channel: SJU by the Zoo

What: Join us at the usual Sunday time, for worship, featuring our own Bishop Shelly Bryan Wee preaching, the SJU virtual choir and a children’s sermon from Pastor Anna.  

What: Join us at the usual Sunday time, for worship, featuring our own Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee preaching, the SJU virtual choir and a children’s sermon from Pastor Anna.  


Looking Ahead:

Sunday, April 19th is Earth Sunday!  Our intern, Sister Jessica Zimmerle will preach.  Do you have ideas for creative ways to worship online for this day, or readings or songs to suggest?  You’re welcome to be involved in planning worship. Contact Sister Jessica with your ideas. 

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