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Lent/Easter/Passover 2020 Worship Schedule

Lent/Easter/Passover 2020 Worship Schedule

Schedules for the following churches/synagogues have been provided:

  • Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek (CBSRZ), 55 East Kings Highway, Chester
  • Congregational Church of Killingworth, 273 Route 81, Killingworth
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 50 Emanuel Church Road, Killingworth
  • First Congregational Church of Haddam, 905 Saybrook Road, Haddam
  • Haddam Neck Congregational Church, 408 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck
  • Higganum Congregational Church, 23 Parsonage Road, Higganum
  • Higganum United Methodist Church, 248 Saybrook Road, Higganum
  • St. James Episcopal Church, 498 Killingworth Road, Higganum 
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 7 Hemlock Drive, Killingworth
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church, St. Peter Lane, Higganum
  • Valley Bible Evangelical Free Church, 220 Turkey Hill Road, Haddam

Sundays in Lent (March 1 – April 5)

  • 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services in March will be at First Congregational Church of Haddam; April Services will be at Higganum Congregational Church (March 15: Experience the Refreshment of Water; March 22: And the Healing of Light; March 29: Seek Connection with God’s Love; April 5: and Join in the Expectation of Change)

Wednesdays in Lent (March 4 – April 8)

  • 12:00 noon – prayer in the Memorial Garden of Higganum Congregational Church

Thursdays in Lent (March 5 – April 9) 

  • 6:00 p.m. Congregational Church of Killingworth will host suppers, followed by services at 7:00 p.m. Suppers are open to everyone at no charge. Lent symbolizes a time of new beginnings, a season of reflection, and preparation for Easter. For more information, please contact the church at 860-663-1789. — CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

  • 7:00-8:30 p.m. “Ask a Chaplain” at Higganum Congregational Church. Retired Director of Religious Ministries at Yale New Haven Hospital, Rev. Peg Lewis, will share spiritual resources for common issues people face and then respond to participant questions. Light refreshments will be served. — POSTPONED

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • 6:00 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross – Teens in Action reenact events of Good Friday, including crucifixion, death, and burial in tomb – in church and on church grounds – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross – Teens in Action Stations will be followed by a pasta dinner fundraiser for the Teens-In-Action Catholic Heart Work Camp trip – St. Peter’s Catholic Church –

Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • 4:00 p.m. Mass & Palm Distribution – St. Lawrence Church

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

  • 8:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass & Palm Distribution – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 8:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship – Valley Bible Evangelical Free Church
  • 9:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Service – St. James Episcopal Church
  • 9:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Service – Higganum United Methodist Church
  • 9:30 a.m. Intergenerational Service at Higganum Congregational Church with Palms and Communion will transition into a second-hour program, “A Visit to Ancient Jerusalem,” a hands-on learning experience of Bible times that will include breakfast, crafts, and music.
  • 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Service – Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • 10:00 a.m. Service with palm distribution — Haddam Neck Congregational Church
  • 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship – Valley Bible Evangelical Free Church
  • 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday worship. Celebrate with us Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Our children will form a procession with palm branches. After worship, be sure to enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by our Deacons – Congregational Church of Killingworth
  • 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass & Palm Distribution – St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Passover Begins, Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Holy/Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

  • 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 6:00 p.m. Seder Dinner/7:30 p.m. Worship. A traditional Jewish Seder dinner will prepare us for the Tenebrae Service of communion, scripture, music, and the extinguishing of candles – Congregation Church in Killingworth
  • 6:00 p.m. Community Passover Seder (2nd night) – Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek (CBSRZ) RSVP Required. 860-536-8920 for more information — CANCELLED
  • 6:30 p.m. Agape Simple Supper Service – Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • 6:30 p.m. Agape Supper – St. James Episcopal Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Peter’s Catholic Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service – Higganum United Methodist Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Solemn Service of Communion and Tenebrae — First Congregational Church of Haddam
  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Adoration – St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Good Friday, April 10, 2020

  • 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 3:00 p.m. The Passion & Veneration of the Cross, and Communion – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 3:00 p.m. The Passion & Veneration of the Cross – St. Peter’s Catholic Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service – Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service – Valley Bible Evangelical Free Church

Saturday, April 11, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 8:00 p.m. Holy Saturday Mass – St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

  • 6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service – St. Peter’s Catholic Church
  • 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service at Haddam Meadows (hosted by Higganum Congregational Church/First Congregational Church of Haddam; everyone is welcome, including leashed dogs); breakfast to follow at First Congregational Church of Haddam
  • 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service in the Labyrinth – St. James Episcopal Church (breakfast served between services)
  • 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service in open field on Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck, followed by potluck breakfast at the church parish hall – Haddam Neck Congregational Church
  • 8:30 a.m. Easter Mass – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 8:30 a.m. Service followed by Easter Egg Hunt – St. Peter’s Catholic Church
  • 8:30 a.m. Easter Worship – Valley Bible Evangelical Free Church
  • 9:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Service – Higganum United Methodist Church
  • 9:00 a.m. Easter Service – St. James Episcopal Church
  • 9:30 a.m. Easter Service which will feature special music, followed by a traditional Easter Egg Hunt during fellowship time – Higganum Congregational Church
  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Service – Congregational Church of Killingworth
  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Worship – Valley Bible Evangelical Free Church
  • 10:00 a.m. Easter service in church sanctuary – Haddam Neck Congregational Church
  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Service  – Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • 10:30 a.m. Easter Mass – St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • 11:00 a.m. Easter Service – St. Peter’s Catholic Church

If you belong to a church or other place of worship in town and you would like your services included on this list, please email us at editors@haddamnews.org.

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