Join us to celebrate Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week at Saint Francis includes a variety of services in which we meditate on Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection, those great events which have brought us life and salvation. Holy Week commemorates the passion and suffering of Jesus, and Easter is an uplifting and glorious celebration of his resurrection.

We welcome you and your family, as well as any guests you have visiting for Easter. We are grateful you are celebrating with us, and hope you will come again soon.  Currently, we require masks for all in-person worshippers.

From our family to yours, Happy Easter

April 17: Easter Sunday 9:15am and 11am

We celebrate a Festal Eucharist at 9:15am and 11am (In church & live stream)This triumphant service is powerful and beautiful, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord. It is one of our most popular services of the year, and the church is often full. We suggest you register early to ensure a seat.  Overflow seating will be available in other rooms around the church. Free childcare is available in the nursery.

An Easter Egg Hunt is held on the field behind Saint Francis Hall immediately after the 9:15am service.  All children 12 and under are invited to join the fun!  Please bring a basket to collect your eggs (hunt will be canceled if it is raining).

Holy Week

Palm Sunday 9:15am

We celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms with the Processional of the Palms followed by the Eucharist of the Passion at 9:15am (in the Church & livestream).

Holy Monday – Holy Wednesday 9am and 5pm

On Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week, Morning Prayer and the Eucharist is offered at 9am each morning (in the Church & livestream) and Evening Prayer is offered at 5pm.

Maundy Thursday 9am and 5pm

Morning Prayer is offered at 9am (in the Church & livestream) and Evening Prayer is offered at 5pm.

Maundy Thursday 7:30pm

On Maundy Thursday, the Eucharist of the Last Supper is held at 7:30pm (in the Church & livestream), followed by the stripping of the Altar and a Vigil

Good Friday 9am and 5pm

On Good Friday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9am (in the Church & livestream) and Evening Prayer is offered at 5pm.

Good Friday 3pm

On Good Friday, The Solemn Liturgy, which remembers Christ’s death and venerates his Holy Cross, is held at 3pm, followed by meditations and prayers.  

Holy Saturday 9am: Liturgy of the Word

On Holy Saturday, we recall Christ’s rest in the tomb with a Liturgy of the Word at 9am (in the Church & livestream). 

Saturday Easter Vigil 7:30pm at all saints chevy chase

The Easter Vigil is offered at 7:30pm at All Saints Chevy Chase. We join several local parishes to worship together during this service.