Holy Week

The Lenten season and Holy Week tends to be a busy time at New North Church.

“We experience more music, more readings, and more intentionality in the way we approach everyday life,” said Rev. Steven Aucella, the church’s pastor. “There’s just more going on in worship service.”
On Palm Sunday, April 5, Ted Haines will be playing trumpet in the choir loft as he has on Palm Sunday for more than fifty years. He will be accompanied by William Thayer, a long-time member of the church, and by Cathleen Morrison, the church organist.
The service begins on the front steps of the church with everyone holding palms, and processes into the sanctuary to commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The service soon moves into the Passion of Jesus – his betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion.
An evening service on Maundy Thursday, April 9, begins at 7:00 in the sanctuary and will be followed by a potluck dinner in the church parlor. “This service tends to be darker and more reflective, which is appropriate for the liturgy,” said the pastor. “But it’s a hopeful service too.”
Easter Sunday, April 12, is completely different. First, Paige Taylor returns as soloist. Ms. Taylor is a soprano who joined the South Shore Conservatory voice faculty in 2017 and is currently the Choral Director at Falmouth High School.  Bill Thayer returns on trumpet as well. It is not unusual to find Easter eggs filled with jellybeans hidden in the pews.