Join Us for Holy Week, Mar. 25-Apr. 1

Members of Brown Memorial, Memorial Episcopal and Corpus Christi walk in the Palm Procession through Bolton Hill on Palm Sunday 2017.

Palm Procession photos by Fred Gorman.

Our Schedule

March 25
Palm Sunday Branches & Brunch Sunday

We gather with our friends from Corpus Christi Catholic Church and Memorial Episcopal Church 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.


March 25, 5:30-8 pm
“Palm Sunday” Night Live Sunday

Our monthly gathering for middle and high school youth will focus on the events of Holy Week. For this year’s Palm Sunday Night Live, we are doing the first ever Holy Week Mannequin Challenge! 6th-12th graders are invited to Memorial Episcopal (1407 Bolton St.) for a dinner in the style of the Last Supper. Then we’ll divide into groups to create frozen tableaus of many of the critical moments of Holy Week. Games and dessert will follow. Talk to Tim Hughes Williams ([email protected]) if you have questions. Costumes and props are welcome. 


March 27, 7 pm
Taize & Tap Tuesday

We will hold a service of prayer in the Sanctuary, 7-8 p.m., featuring music from the Taize community and periods of silence.


After the prayer service, the Theology on Tap discussion group will meet at The Motor House (120 W. North Ave.) from 8-9:30 p.m. You do not have to attend the Taize service before attending Theology on Tap.


In the spirit of Holy Week, participants in the Theology on Tap discussion will share stories that relate to the following topics: Death, Living, and Rising. Come ready to share! Parking is available at the Motor House.


March 29, 5:30–7:30 pm
Maundy Thursday Contemplative Worship & Communion Service 

The Sanctuary will open at 5:30 p.m. for an hour of contemplative worship experiences, followed by a simple communion service at 6:30 p.m. Worship stations will remain open until choir rehearsal begins at 7:30 p.m. Childcare for infants and toddlers is available for this service upon request. Please contact Rachel Cunningham if you need childcare ([email protected]).


March 30, 7:30 pm
Good Friday Tenebrae Service Friday

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.)


March 31 10 am – Noon
Easter Decorating Saturday

We will decorate the Sanctuary in preparation for Easter and would love to have you join us. We will work from 10 a.m. to noon and invite you to come and help turn our sacred space into a spring garden.


April 1, 6:30 am
Easter Sunrise Service Sunday

It’s become a tradition to gather with Light Street Presbyterian Church for a sunrise service in Federal Hill. The sight of daylight breaking over Baltimore City is a spectacular backdrop to a simple service of witness to Christ’s resurrection. Anyone who wishes is welcome to gather in Federal Hill Park at 6:30 a.m. for songs, liturgy, prayers and good news. Breakfast at Light Street Presbyterian Church (809 Light St.) follows.


April 1, 11 am
Easter Sunday

Join us to joyfully celebrate the resurrection in community. We will have music by our Chancel Choir, soloists and brass quintet, under the direction of Tom Hall. Stay for light refreshments following worship. 

Childcare for infants and toddlers is available in the Church House beginning at 10:30 a.m. Shuttle bus service will run to and from the parking lot at Mt. Royal Elementary School (121 McMechen St.).

The Education Hour and Meditation Circle will not take place on Easter Sunday but will resume the following week.