What actually happens in our hearts and souls as we worship? Our Lenten program for 2019 will focus upon the experience of worship, engaging “head, heart, and gut.” Beginning Sunday March 10, sessions will run from 11:30 until about 12:15, concluding with a soup and bread lunch. Sign up to provide food in the Richardson Room
Bishop Curry calls for Good Friday Offering to support ministry in Jerusalem and the Middle East
The Good Friday Offering of our Church is one way to help connect the love of Christ on the cross with our support of the ongoing ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East,” Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry wrote to the bishops and clergy of The Episcopal Church. “Whether funding a hospital in Gaza or the West Bank, or an eye clinic in Aden, or women’s programs, or summer camps and leadership training for young people, the Good Friday Offering is making a difference in the lives of so many.”
The Spring Clean Up has been scheduled for Sunday, May 5th following the 10:00 am service. Please come to church that day in your work clothes. We will break into small groups for a couple of hours of work and fellowship. We will have the supplies, all we need is your energy. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks will be provided!
THURSDAY, APRIL 18th / 8:00 pm—11:00 pm
Consider being part of a spiritually powerful meditative experience that takes place after the Maundy Thursday Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper on April 18th. Individuals sign up for 1/2 hour periods of silent prayer and meditation at the “Altar of Repose” where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved for holy communion at the Good Friday Liturgy. The Vigil will be held in the Vesting Room, located to the right of the red doors. Materials will be made available to guide your meditations. The goal is to have at least 2 people signed up for each 1/2 hour period, but there is no reason why there cannot be more.
Maundy Thursday, April 18th / 7:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s with Foot Washing Ritual. Don’t worry, no one will be required to have their feet washed! However, take heed of what Jesus said to his reluctant disciples: “if I do not wash your feet, you have no part of me. If I, your Lord and master, have washed your feet, so you should wash one another’s feet.”
Prayer Vigil at the Altar of Repose / 8:00 pm—11:00 pm Sign up in the Richardson Room
Good Friday, April 19th / Noon Dramatic reading of St. John’s Passion Gospel, Solemn Prayers for the church and the world. Service of the Cross, communion from the reserved sacrament.
Good Friday, April 19th / 7:00 pm St. Andrew Stations of the Cross Easter
Saturday Vigil Service, April 20th / 7:00 pm Blessing of the New Fire, Old Testament Prophecies, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and First Eucharist of Easter. Festive snacks to follow.
Easter Sunday, April 21st / 8:00 am Festival Eucharist with organ and hymns
Easter Sunday, April 21st / 10:00 am Festival Eucharist for all generations with choir
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