Easter


 

Easter Sunday Services (April 21):

Sunrise Service:      Patio 6:30 a.m.
Traditional Services:     Sanctuary at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m
Contemporary Services:     FE 200 at 9:30 and 11:05 a.m.

 

Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday, April 14:     Normal worship times
Monday, April 15:     Noon service and lunch
Tuesday, April 16:     Noon service and lunch
Wednesday, April 17:      Noon service and lunch    
Maundy Thursday, April 18:      Dinners in homes throughout Austin
Good Friday, April 19:      7 p.m. Tenebrae service (Request Childcare
 

 

Easter, on April 21, is the culmination of the 40-day Lenten season. Covenant recognizes Holy Week with almost daily worship services.

On Palm Sunday, Covenant commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, which is mentioned in all four Gospels. The people celebrating lay down their cloaks and small tree branches in front and Jesus, and sang from Psalms 118: 25-26: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord …

  • Noon services are offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Congregants hear a short message and are invited to FE 200 for a light lunch.
  • On Maundy Thursday, Covenant will meet in member homes for an evening of fellowship, a potluck meal and communion as we remember Jesus’ last evening. These are informal gatherings for the whole family. Sign up here.
  • Covenant’s Good Friday Tenebrae Service starts at 7 p.m. and marks the death of Jesus Christ. It is called good because of what Jesus death means for the redemption of the world. Tenebrae is Latin for darkness, and the sanctuary gets progressively darker throughout the service. 
  • On Easter Sunday, Covenant celebrates Jesus’ Resurrection with six services include a sunrise serve on the patio at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast is served after that service until the 8 a.m. service.


Shuttles will run from the Texan Eye to Covenant from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Easter. 

Maundy Thursday Fellowship: April 18

On April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., Covenant members and friends will meet in homes throughout Austin for an evening of fellowship, a potluck meal and communion as we remember Jesus’ last evening with His disciples. Families are encouraged to attend this special evening together, and all homes will be intergenerational unless otherwise noted. Sign up here. For more information, contact Kathryn Sedberry

Good Friday Tenebrae Service: April 19

Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ. It is called “good” because of what Jesus’ death means for the redemption of the world. Covenant marks this day with a “Tenebrae” service. Tenebrae is Latin for darkness. The service is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. As the service proceeds, the room changes from light to darkness until all that remains is the Candle of Prophecy. Covenant’s Sanctuary Choir, GraceNotes Ensemble and a string quartet will provide music for Friday's service.

 

 

Sunday Worship Times

Traditional Service
8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
11:05 a.m.
Fellowship Hall

Office Hours
Covenant Hall is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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