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Holy Week

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Each year the Lipscomb community has the opportunity to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ during a series of events on campus. Below are the activities and schedule from Holy Week 2024! Check back later to see the schedule of events for Holy Week 2025

Activities for the Week

Holy Week Hike

An audio-guided meditation through the Gospel of John’s telling of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Listen while on a hike or simply walking around campus.

Stations of the Cross

In the Ezell South Lobby, find and reflect on pictures depicting Jesus’ journey to the cross. Artwork featured from Scott Erickson

Sacred Space

Club 1891 (located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center) has been reserved as a quiet space for prayer, reflection and meditation. In the midst of busy lives filled with technology, noise, and increased anxiety, “sacred spaces” like this are more important than ever. This space will offer an opportunity to slow down and encounter God in stillness.

Communal Art Project

Come visit the Welcome Desk in the Campus Center to contribute to a communal "stained glass" beginning Sunday night at 9 p.m. Check out the schedule for the other times throughout the week! 

Daily Schedule

Sunday, March 24th

  • 8:00 p.m. Worship Night (Shamblin Theater)*
  • 9:00 p.m. Bonfire (The Square)
  • 9:00 p.m. Launch of art & service projects (Bennett Campus Center)

Monday, March 25th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sacred Space (Club 1891)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Art Project (Bennett Campus Center) 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Service Project (Bennett Campus Center)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Service (Ezell Chapel)*

Tuesday, March 26th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sacred Space (Club 1891)
  • 10:55 a.m. Gathering (Allen Arena)*
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Art Project (Bennett Campus Center) 
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Service Project (Bennett Campus Center)
  • 5:00 p.m. Faith, Film, and Purpose - A Conversation with Karen and Tyler Kingsbury (Shamblin Theater)*

Wednesday, March 27th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sacred Space (Club 1891)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Art Project (Bennett Campus Center) 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Service Project (Bennett Campus Center)
  • 4:30 p.m. Covenant Prayer Vigil (Bison Square)
  • 5:00 p.m. Lanier Center for Archaeology Lecture (Ezell Chapel)
  • 8:00 p.m. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Allen Arena Courtyard)*

Thursday, March 28th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sacred Space (Club 1891) 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Art project (Bennett Campus center) 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Service Project (Bennett Campus Center)
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Passover Dinner (Club 1891)*
  • 9:00 p.m. Vine @9 (Ezell Chapel)*

Friday, March 29th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sacred Space (Club 1891) 
  • 9:00 a.m. (All day) Egg-stravagnaza (in partnership with Student Life) (Across campus)
  • 11:00 a.m. Good Friday Service (Collins Auditorium)*


* denotes chapel credit offered

Worship Night

Join us in Shamblin Theater as we kick-off Holy Week with a school-wide worship night at 8PM

Bonfire & S'mores

Kick-off Holy Week by joining the OSF staff and interns for a bonfire & s'mores in Bison Square on Sunday, March 24th, at 9:00 PM.


Service Project

Join us in making Second Chance cross necklaces in honor of Bill Evans, an Minnesota pastor who took it upon himself to repurpose hazardous river wood into cross necklaces to spread hope and encouragement to his community. Just like the necklaces, we too have been repurposed through the resurrection of Christ. The necklaces will be donate one, keep one. The donated crosses will go to our friends in Franklin to be handed out at their Dickens of a Christmas event.

Stations of the Cross Service

The Stations of the Cross is a tradition in many different denominations of Christianity that walks through Jesus’ moments leading up to His crucifixion and commemorates His suffering. The Stations of the Cross offers a time to reflect on this journey and what it might mean for us today. Join us in Ezell Chapel at 4:00 for a brief service consisting of liturgy and times of reflection as we prepare for Easter Sunday.

Passover Dinner

Join us as we celebrate the Passover meal! Just as Jesus shared in the last supper with his disciples, we will share in this meal together on the eve of Good Friday. We will observe the traditional elements of the meal, listen to the readings and stories of the event, and discuss the unique perspective we have as Christians on this practice. During the event, we will break briefly to gather our own meals and then return to share in this feast together.

Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

In partnership with Student Life, we are hosting a campus-wide all-day Easter egg hunt for students! There will be 500 eggs hidden across campus with candy. There will be 5 golden eggs that can be reimbursed at OSF for grand prizes of your choice each valued at $200.

Good Friday Service

Join us at 11AM on Friday, March 29th, in Collins Alumni Auditorium for a Good Friday Service. This service will be filled with song, prayer, scripture, and communion led by a diverse group of students