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.

Download our Holy Week schedule here.

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.

Easter Sunday

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!

Download our Holy Week schedule here.