Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Information & Bulletins

Bulletin 03282021 Palm Sunday (pdf)

Bulletin 04012021 Maundy Thursday (pdf)

Bulletin 04022021 Good Friday Tenebrae (pdf)

Please keep this handy as it includes information and bulletins for this Sunday (Palm Sunday), Maundy Thursday and Good Friday!

 WORSHIP SERVICE IN-PERSON & FACEBOOK LIVE

Sunday mornings at 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the church sanctuary

(social distancing and masks required)

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

Starting around 2 p.m. on Fridays, you can pick up a bulletin, hymnal and communion sets on the parsonage back porch.  For extra precaution, use hand sanitizer before opening cartons/boxes. Keep the hymnal at your home for future use. The baggie of communion elements are enough for one person so please take one for each person watching at your home. (Haven Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366 or you can get to the page by clicking the ‘F’ icon in the upper right corner (center of page if on a mobile device) of the Haven website www.havenlc.org The live service will remain on the page for viewing later too.  If you are not familiar with Facebook please scroll down past the ads, map and photos until you see Haven Lutheran Church with a small circle of the church photo in a post. It will say ‘Haven Lutheran Church is live’ Sunday at 9:30am. This will be the first post Haven will have that day. If you have issues please email the church office or call and leave a message and I will try to get back with you so I can walk you through how to find it.)

HOLY WEEK
(Plan how you will participate in Christ’s walk to the cross this week?)

Wednesday, March 31 PRAYER VIGIL 7 am – 7 pm
How will this work?  YOU choose an hour of the day. Contact the church office (havenoffice@havenlc.org) or  Pastor Alessandri (l.alessandri1035@gmail.com ) to let us know when you will be praying. We’d like to share with the congregation the number of hours in which prayer was being offered. Where will you pray? YOU choose a place for your hour of prayer. (It could be a place in your house or yard, a favorite park or trail, a place you can sit or a place, walk or do both.)  What will you do during that time?  One suggestion is to take out the church directory, your own address book or maybe that stack of Christmas cards you still haven’t discarded. If you are walking, you may think of family members, friends, church members or neighbors. Read or say aloud a name and pause to bring him/her/them to mind. Then pray to the Lord on their behalf, for needs you know they have and those needs for which you are not aware. You are free to use the hour in any way that gives you meaningful time in God’s presence.


Thursday, April 1~ MAUNDY THURSDAY

7:00 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion
Live Stream on Haven’s Facebook page
                (https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366)

Bulletins and blessed communion elements are available on the parsonage back porch.

Maundy (“Command”) Thursday commemorates the Last Supper at which Jesus gave us the gift of Holy Communion and gave his disciples (including us) the command to love one another as he has loved us. The service concludes with the reading of Psalm 22 as the altar and sanctuary are stripped of all adornments, except a rugged cross that is brought in to the bare chancel. There is no benediction or dismissal as participants leave in silence.

Friday, April 2 ~ GOOD FRIDAY

7:00 pm ~ Tenebrae Service
7:00 PM Live Stream on Haven’s Facebook page
(https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366)

Bulletins are available on the parsonage back porch.

The Tenebrae Service is a traditional Good Friday service of Light and Word commemorating the Passion and Death of our Lord. As we move through the events leading to the crucifixion, we extinguish candles, letting the darkness of the betrayal, abuse and abandonment Jesus experienced surround us. Be ready to be moved. Be ready to leave marveling at the depth of the Lord’s love for us. Be ready to walk into Easter with deeper appreciation.

SUNDAY, APRIL 4 ~ Easter Sunday

9:30 am ~ Worship with Holy Communion

If you plan to attend the in-person worship service Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the sanctuary, please remember to bring your mask and continue to social distance. Please follow the directions of the ushers and diagrams in the narthex.  We need to be very conscientious of following advised and good practices to protect ourselves and others from COVID. We will gather together cautiously and carefully, seeking to be fed and upheld by time with our Lord and a community of believers in worship. Thank you.

SUNDAY AFTER EASTER WORSHIP WILL BE ON-LINE ONLY To give our pastor, music director and worship leaders a respite, Haven will NOT have its own in-person or livestream worship service ON April 11. Instead, we ask you to join a synod-wide online worship service at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 11. The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, President and Professor of Reformation Studies at United Lutheran Seminary. This service will be scheduled as a video premiere on our synod’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DelawareMarylandSynod  and You tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7Ybv7zZqMFsYe3Vt5t0Lg  on April 11 at 10 am (or later.) Please join this DE-MD wide worship service and give thanks for the work of our music director and pastor during this Lenten and Covid season.