The Stations of the Cross in Downtown Madison, Friday, April 7, 12pm: Walk the story of Jesus’ journey to the cross on the streets of a modern city. As we walk the fourteen traditional Stations of the Cross, we will reflect together on how we can trace those events in the geography of Madison today – our issues, stories and struggles. We will start on the sidewalk near the Way of the Cross Park at S. Henry Street & Washington Avenue. We recommend parking at the Dane County Parking Ramp, which faces on Main Street. The total walk will be about a mile, and it takes about an hour. Come at noon or 5pm, as your schedule permits. All are welcome.
“Palm Saturday” Children’s Gathering, Saturday, April 8, 11:00am – Noon: Kids and parents are invited to make Easter crafts, palm crosses, and Communion bread, and to participate in a gentle, age-appropriate telling of the full Easter story, from Last Supper to empty tomb. Visitors and guests are welcome. This event is best suited for kids ages 3 through 10.
Palm & Passion Sunday, April 9, 8am & 10am: We will begin our liturgy with a Palm Procession, recalling Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, then proceed to the reading of the Passion Gospel according to Mark. This is a solemn and powerful service, and our doorway into Holy Week.
Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday, 6:00pm: In our Maundy liturgy, we walk through Jesus’ final evening with his friends before his arrest and trial, including a simple shared meal, foot washing (optional), and the stripping of the altar. All ages are welcome at this service.
Good Friday, April 14, 12pm & 7pm. Join us for the simple & solemn Prayer Book service. The 7pm service leads into our Good Friday Wake, a one-hour vigil with an icon of the buried Christ, with tea and hot cross buns.
Good Friday Service for Kids, April 14, 4pm. A simple service for kids of all ages.
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 15, 8pm. We gather for one of Christianity’s most ancient and beautiful liturgies. Fire and water, music and art, darkness and light, death and resurrection! Please bring bells and noisemakers (some will also be available at church). We will use INCENSE at this liturgy. The liturgy is about two hours long.
Easter Sunday, April 16, 8am & 10am. We celebrate our festive Easter Eucharists here at St. Dunstan’s. After each service, there will be an Easter egg hunt for children (indoor or outdoor, as weather permits). Visitors and guests are very welcome!