Welcome to Holy Week at HopeGateWay.
In truth, every week is holy, because every week — every day, every hour, every minute — is a gift from God, and every week, every day, every hour, every minute, is infused with the sacred. But this week we call Holy Week, because it's during this week, leading to Easter, that we remember Jesus' final days — his journey to the cross.
Holy Thursday Potluck Dinner & Worship
Thursday, April 18 • 5:30 pm • Trinity Episcopal
We’ll join with our neighbors to remember the Last Supper. Bring a main dish, side dish, or salad to share, or just come. The meal will include simple worship and Communion. Trinity Episcopal Church is at 580 Forest Avenue, Portland. Trinity Episcopal Church is at 580 Forest Avenue, Portland.
Good Friday Mid-Day Worship
Friday, April 19 • 12:30 pm • Woodfords Congregational Church
Take a mid-day break and join in an ecumenical Good Friday gathering recalling Jesus’ crucifixion, meeting in the chapel at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street.
Good Friday Evening Tenebrae Worship
Friday, April 19 • 6:30 pm • HopeGateWay
On Good Friday evening, we’ll gather for quiet, prayerful, candlelight worship, called the Tenebrae Service (Tenebrae means “shadows”) recalling Jesus’ crucifixion. Please take the time to be present and prayerful on Good Friday.
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 20 • 7 pm • St. Luke’s Cathedral
All are invited to a community celebration on the eve of Easter at St. Luke’s Episcopal Cathedral (143 State St.) — a service with all the smells and bells, rich with liturgy and tradition.
Wanted: Easter flowers
Next Sunday (or Saturday), if you'd like, please bring in your favorite potted spring flower – Easter lilies, tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths – to decorate our worship space for Easter.
Preparing for Easter Worship
Saturday, April 20 • 9 am – 12 noon
This Saturday morning, we'll transform our worship space from Holy Week to Easter, adding color and flowers and butterflies! Please join us if you can! Sign up on the clipboard.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20 • 10 am – 12 noon • Trinity Episcopal Church
Our friends at Trinity Episcopal Church (580 Forest Avenue) invite all kids to this fun event: Easter bag decorating, a toddler area for those 3 and younger, and snacks of popcorn and fruit. Eggs are candy-free / allergy friendly.
Sunday, April 21 • 9 am + 11 am • HopeGateWay
Easter means new life! New hope! New joy! Make sure you’re with us for this beautiful, inspiring, colorful celebration of resurrection hope! Invite a friend to join you for Easter!