Holy Week

Holy Week

Holy Week Services and Activities

April 5 to 12, 2020

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Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter Sunday, which includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Holy Week is also known as The Great Week and Passion Week. During this time, Christians remember Jesus’ journey to the cross as He triumphantly entered Jerusalem, washed His disciples’ feet and instituted the Lord’s Supper, was betrayed, wrongfully accused, beaten, scorned, crucified and killed for the sins of mankind. After three days in the grave, we remember Jesus’ resurrection—rising from the dead—on the first Easter morning.

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri spends much time in worship, prayer, and service during Holy Week. We hope you will join us and learn of Jesus’ great love for you. You are welcome to participate throughout Holy Week and on Easter Sunday too!

Join Us During Holy Week!

Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

Worship and Parade of Palms– 8:00 & 10:30am

Palm Sunday Services at 8:00 and 10:30 am. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

Maundy Thursday – April 9, 2020

Worship Service with Holy Communion – 7:00pm

Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion at 7:00pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

Good Friday – April 10, 2020

Prayer Vigil in the Church – 9:00pm to 3:00pm

Tenebrae Service of Darkness – 7:00pm

Good Friday Service at 7:00pm. Prayer Vigil from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 11, 2020

Youth Day of Service – 10:00am to 7:00pm

Easter Vigil Worship Service – 7:00pm

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Service at 7:00pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.


Sunrise Service – 6:30am

Easter Festival Communion Services – 8:00 & 10:30am

Easter Breakfast – served between services until 10:00am

  • Served in the School Gym – Open to the public
  • Fruit Salad – Eggs – Sausage – Biscuits & Gravy – Donuts
  • Orange Juice – Coffee – Milk
  • Limited menu is available beginning at 7:30am
  • Full breakfast begins at 9:00am
  • Hosted by Immanuel Youth and Board of Elders
  • A free-will offering will be taken.
  • Proceeds will go to the Youth Ministry.

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt – 9:45am

  • for toddlers thru 4th Grade
  • Meet in the gym
  • Bring a Basket!
  • Sponsored by Immanuel’s Board of Christian Education and Kids Ministry department
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 6:30am. Services with Holy Communion at 8:00 and 10:30am. Breakfast. Egg Hunt. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Missouri.

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