Spirit-filled people are praising God with joy!
Sunday March 20—Palm Sunday worship at 8:00am and 10:30am
8:00 am Quiet service features blessing and distribution of palms, sermon, and communion.
10:30 am Principal service features blessing and procession of palms, hymn singing, choir anthem, sermon and communion, and dramatic reading of The Passion According to St. Luke.
Sunday, March 20—Adult Christian Fellowship will hold a Bake Sale to benefit the scholarship fund and support other ministry activities. Bake sale begins at the end of the 10:30 service.
Sunday March 20—Continuation/completion of Annual Parish Meeting to approve 2016 budget and By-Laws revisions. Annual meeting begins at 12:45pm.
Thursday March 24—Maundy Thursday worship at 7:00pm
Book of Common Prayer proper liturgy for Maundy Thursday at 7pm. Informal "table fellowship" in parish hall with sermon, communion and (optional) footwashing. All who care to participate may close the service by assisting in "stripping of the altar" – removing all ornamentation from the upstairs sanctuary in preparation for Good Friday.
Friday March 25—Good Friday worship
12:00 noon: Book of Common Prayer Proper Liturgy for Good Friday, including: hymn singing, dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel according to John, sermon, extended prayer for the country and the world (The Solemn Collects), veneration of the cross, and distribution of communion from the reserved sacrament.
2:00 pm Stations of the Cross indoor procession, with meditation on woodcuts featuring a Black Jesus
Feel free to attend both services or either service separately.
Sunday March 27—The Great Vigil of Easter: Sunrise Service at 5:30 am (NOTE NEW TIME)
This dramatic service begins in darkness and candlelight with the chanting of the Exsultet. We also hear scripture readings and sing hymns that celebrate highlights of salvation history. Then all the lights come up and the bells ring and the trumpet sounds and Easter morning begins with a resurrection sermon and communion offered freely to all. Note earlier time so that we can begin in darkness—once the sun has risen, there is no more need for a "vigil"!
Sunday March 27—Easter Day Principal Service at 10:30 am.
Majestic trumpet voluntary, joyful hymn singing and choir anthem, hope-filled resurrection sermon, and communion offered freely to all. The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!!!
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