Lent 2019
Join us for Holy Week

Beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing through Easter Sunday, the season of Lent invites us to reflect on our individual and corporate lives as we journey with the people of God and follow Christ towards the cross and resurrection. Holy Week invites us to follow Jesus as he enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to his last supper with his friends on Thursday to his death on Friday to the silence of Holy Saturday and to the joy of resurrection and new life on Easter Sunday.

Holy Week Worship Services

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14 | 10:45 am | Nave
Preacher: Rev. Michael Livingston

Maundy Thursday: Footwashing

Thursday, April 18 | Available from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Christ Chapel

Maundy Thursday & Tenebrae Service

Thursday, April 18 | 7:30 pm | Nave
Preacher: Pastor Amy Butler

Our Maundy Thursday-Tenebrae service will focus on communion and remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, followed by the reading of the Passion of Christ and the gradual extinguishing of the lights accompanied by music from The Riverside Choir and soloists.

Good Friday: Seven Last Words

Friday, April 19 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Nave
Preachers: Rev. Kevin VanHook, Rev. Jim Keat, Farley Lord, Rev. Bruce Lamb, Amanda Meisenheimer, Rev. Christian Peele, Rev. Alisha Gordon

Lasting from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Riverside’s pastoral staff will deliver seven homilies based on Jesus’ Seven Last Words, interspersed with solos, readings, and space for reflection. Worshipers are invited to come at any time during this period.

Jesus in Harlem: A Pilgrimage of Suffering & Pain

Friday, April 19 | 7:00 pm | begins in Christ Chapel

Holy Saturday Labyrinth Walk

Saturday, April 20 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | South HallĀ  (self guided)

All are invited to come and experience walking the labyrinth as we continue our journey through Holy Week.


Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21 | 8:45 am & 10:45 am | Nave
Preacher: Pastor Amy Butler

Christ is risen indeed, alleluia! Come celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ in word and song. Join us after the 10:45 am worship celebration for a special Easter Brunch (click here for more information).

Be Still and Go: Meditations for the Movement

Listen to daily Lenten audio reflections from Riverside clergy, congregants, and faith leaders from across the country on Be Still and Go: Meditations for the Movement. Listen below or click here to find out more.

Portraits of Immigrants
Lenten Art Exhibit

Visit the Portraits of Immigrants art exhibit in Cloister Lounge Gallery throughout the season of Lent, between March 6 and April 22.

Click here to find out more about the artist and the exhibit.