Holy Week in Newark Presbytery

Holy Week starts after Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday. You can follow Jesus and the disciples throughout the week in the different gospel accounts (Matthew 21-28; Mark 11-16; Luke 19:28-24:12; John 12:12-20:18), and while many churches don’t have Holy Week services throughout Holy Week, some have additional services during the three days that make up the Triduum – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

As this great Presbyterian Mission Agency article talks about, worship during these three days is really all one liturgy over 1-3 services (most churches just do Maundy Thursday and Good Friday) and is not intended as historical reenactment but instead a meditation on the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. (If you want the full Triduum experience, check out First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell’s schedule!)

Join Newark Presbytery churches in this contemplation during Holy Week:

Newark Presbytery Holy Week Schedule

Here are Holy Week activities happening in Newark Presbytery (unless indicated, Sunday services will be as regularly scheduled on Palm Sunday and Easter – see church links for regular worship times). Find a church near you, and regular Sunday worship times, in our Newark Presbytery church directory, if not listed below. Contact the churches for more information.

Bethel Presbyterian Church
East Orange, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Tenebrae Worship
April 13
7:00pm

Bethany Presbyterian Church
Bloomfield, NJ

Good Friday
Worship
April 14
7:30pm

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green
Bloomfield, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Tenebrae and Communion Worship with Watchung Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield
@Watchung Presbyterian (park in the IHOP parking lot)
April 13
8:00pm

Good Friday
Worship with Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair
@Central Presbyterian
April 14
8:00pm

Central Presbyterian Church
Montclair, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Lenten Soup Supper
Meal, Fellowship and Worship, including Communion around tables
April 13
6:30-7:45pm

Good Friday
Worship with Bloomfield Church on the Green
@Central Presbyterian
April 14
8:00pm

Elmwood United Presbyterian Church
Elmwood West – West Orange, NJ
Elmwood East – East Orange, NJ
Elmwood Central – Newark, NJ

Good Friday
Worship
@Elmwood East (135 Elmwood Ave, East Orange)
April 14
12:00pm

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
Kearny, NJ

Maundy Thursday
April 13
Dinner – 6:00-7:00pm
Worship – 7:00-8:00pm

First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell
Caldwell, NJ

Maundy Thursday
April 13
Seder Meal – 5:30pm

Right before the Maundy Thursday service
Suggested donation is $10 per adult. Children under 10 are free.
Please bring a dessert.

Worship – 7:30pm

 

Good Friday
April 14th
Prayer and Meditation – 12:00pm
Worship – 7:30pm

Easter Vigil
April 15
8:00pm

 

Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service – 6:15am
Easter Worship – 9:00am & 11:00am

First Presbyterian Church of Verona
Verona, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Worship and Meal
April 13
Love Feast, Hand Washing & Communion
Bring your favorite soup to share.
6:30pm

Good Friday
April 14
Worship – 12pm
Children’s Workshop -10am-2pm

$10 per child and $25 per family
Singing, Crafts, God Time, Lunch, Easter Egg Hunt

Grace Presbyterian Church
Montclair, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Worship

April 13
8:00-9:00pm

Good Friday
Worship

April 14
8:00-9:00pm

Easter Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt

(in addition to regular worship times)
April 16
9:00am

 

Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair
Upper Montclair, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Tenebrae Worship with Communion

April 13
7:30-9:00pm

Easter Sunday
Worship
April 13
9:00am – Traditional Worship with the Chancel Choir
11:00am – Family Worship

Prospect Presbyterian Church
Maplewood, NJ

Palm Sunday
Sensational Sunday
April 9
9:15am

Walk through the last week of Jesus’ life by visiting different areas of the church where scenes of that week will be shared through creative storytelling. Followed by worship.

Maundy Thursday
Tenebrae Worship with Communion

April 13
7:30pm

Easter Sunday
April 16
Worship – 8:00am and 10:30am
Easter breakfast after 8am service

United Presbyterian Church of West Orange
West Orange, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Meal and Worship

April 13
Meal – 6:00pm
Worship with Stations of the Cross – 7:00pm

Good Friday
Tenebrae Worship
7:30pm

Easter Egg Hunt
April 15
1:00pm

Easter Sunday
April 16
Worship – 7:00am & 10:30am

Watchung Presbyterian Church
Bloomfield, NJ

Maundy Thursday
Tenebrae and Communion Worship with Bloomfield Church on the Green
@Watchung Presbyterian (park in the IHOP parking lot)
April 13
8:00pm

Wyoming Presbyterian Church
Millburn, NJ

Palm Sunday
April 9
10:00am
Children’s Palm Parade & Easter Egg Hunt

Good Friday
Meal and Tenebrae Worship

April 14
7:30 pm

Easter Sunday
April 16
Worship – 9:30am & 11:00am