Holy Week Activities and Services

The alter at Brown Memorial decorated for Easter.

During Holy Week, our Sunday worship times are 11 a.m. on April 14 (Palm Sunday) and April 21 (Easter Sunday). Our Education Hour and Meditation Circle do not take place.


The following activities and services are planned:


Palm Sunday Branches & Brunch
Sunday, April 14

We gather with Corpus Christi Catholic and Memorial Episcopal churches for an annual neighborhood Palm Procession. Meet in the park on Park Avenue just north of McMechen Street at the fountain at 9:45 a.m. Our traditional education hour will not take place this Sunday. Instead, enjoy a pre-worship brunch in the sanctuary after the parade. Worship is at 11 a.m.

“Palm Sunday” Night Live Sunday
Sunday, April 14, 5:30 – 8 pm

Our monthly gathering for middle and high school youth will feature prayer stations focused on Jesus’ walk toward the cross. Join us in the Assembly Room for dinner and conversation.

Taize Prayer Service & Theology on Tap
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 pm

A service of prayer featuring music from the Taize community and periods of silence. Following this service, we invite you to join us for our monthly Theology on Tap gathering at Blue Pit BBQ (1601 Union Avenue) where we’ll be hearing from Elizabeth Reichelt on how faith and organizing intersect in her life.

Maundy Thursday Soup Supper & Contemplative Worship Experience
Thursday, April 18, 5:30–7:30 pm

A simple meal of soup, salad, and bread is served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a contemplative worship experience. Communion is served. There is no charge for this meal but we do need volunteers to help provide the meal. Share your favorite soup, salad or bread with the congregation. Choir rehearsal begins at 7:30 p.m. Childcare for infants and toddlers is available upon request for this service. Contact Rachel Cunningham, [email protected], if you can help with the meal or would like childcare.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm

This is an opportunity to sit with the growing darkness of Jesus’ arrest, condemnation, and execution. The word “tenebrae” is Latin for darkness or shadows, and this is reflected in a service that progresses from dim light to total darkness amid prayer, music and waiting for the light of Easter Sunday. (Note: the darkness of this service may be unsettling to some young children.)

Easter Decorating
Saturday, April 20 10 am-Noon

We will decorate the sanctuary in preparation for Easter. Help turn our sacred space into a spring garden.

Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 21, 6 am

It’s become a tradition to join Light Street Presbyterian Church for a sunrise service in Federal Hill. The sight of daylight breaking over Baltimore is a spectacular backdrop to a simple service of witness to Christ’s resurrection. Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church will also join us. Gather for songs, liturgy, prayers, and good news. Breakfast at Light Street Presbyterian Church follows.

Easter Sunday,
April 21, 11 am

We will joyfully celebrate the resurrection in community. The education hour will not take place on Easter Sunday but will resume the following week. Childcare for infants and toddlers is available. Join us for light refreshments following worship.