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Holy Week & Easter @ Grace Church

Palm Sunday Worship – Sunday, April 14
We remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with services at 8:00 am, 10:15 am and 5:30 pm.  All services include the reading of the Passion and Holy Communion. Please note that our second service begins at 10:15 with a procession around the neighborhood. Families with children are invited to arrive early to meet Mr. Britches, a donkey similar to the one Jesus rode into Jerusalem.

Family Service  In order for our entire community to celebrate Palm  Sunday together, there is no Sunday School next Sunday.  Sunday School returns the Sunday after Easter, which is Sunday, April 28.

Maundy Thursday Worship – Thursday, April 18
We commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples at a 7:30 pm service, featuring Foot Washing, Holy Communion and the Stripping of the Altar.

Stations of the Cross to Witness Against Violence – Good Friday, April 19
With our friends at Church of the Ascension and Good Shepherd, we will walk the Stations of the Cross, recalling Jesus’ last hours as he journeyed to Calvary, as a public witness against gun violence. The Stations of the Cross is an intergenerational activity.  It will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Center plaza, beginning at 9:00 am and should last approximately one hour.

Good Friday Worship  – Friday, April 19  We recall the day Christ died upon the cross with services at 12 noon and 7:30 pm.

Easter Egg Dyeing – Saturday, April 20  Bring a dozen hard boiled eggs, your family and friends, and join us as we dye Easter eggs from 10-11 am on Saturday, April 20 in the Undercroft.  Dye will be provided.  Some of the eggs will be used in Sunday’s Easter Egg Hunt, which occurs after our 9:15 Easter service.

Easter Sunday Worship – Sunday, April 21  Festival services at 7:45 am, 9:15 am, 11:15 am and 5:30 pm.   The 7:45 service features Easter music, sermon and Holy Communion.  The 9:15 service is designed to be family-friendly and features our Children’s Choir, as well as a homily geared toward our youngest worshippers.  Families and children should be sure to bring some flowers from home to decorate the cross at this service. The 11:15 service is a grand Easter celebration with our Adult Choir, sermon and Holy Communion.  The 5:30 service bring Easter Sunday to a close with great Gospel Music, sermon and Communion.

Easter Egg Hunt for Children – Easter Sunday, April 21  All children and
families are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt immediately after the 9:15 service.  Children will line up by age group in the Undercroft and process to the playground for the egg hunt. Be sure to bring your Easter baskets and cameras!

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Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

The church office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, which will direct you to individual voice mail boxes for members of the church staff.

Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

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1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515