Sunday May 20th
Combined Service at 9 a.m.
food, fellowship, fun
We will have a Pentecost procession from the Town Common, where we will meet at 8:55 a.m., listen to a special pentecost story, and welcome new members into our midst. Pentecost will also conclude the choir season and a special coffee hour will follow the service, honoring the choir and celebrating the choral leadership of Parish Musicians Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner. The Faulkners will continue their service in the music program at the SsJA organ through the summer until their retirement on August 26, 2018 when we will celebrate their leadership of our music ministry with a Retirement Party following the 10 a.m.service. Come join the fun, and bring a friend! Want to learn more about Pentecost? You can read a brief history of this important Church holiday, and watch a brief video that explains it.
Palm Sunday—March 25
9:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship will begin in our Parish Hall with a procession that will lead us back into the church after worshipping in our Parish Hall for three months. This service recalls Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, music, and Holy Eucharist with one combined service. Please note this liturgy is different from traditional Palm Sunday liturgies, in that the Passion Gospel is not read until Good Friday.
Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday—March 26, 27, 28
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in chapel
Maundy Thursday—March 29
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship in church. This service features music, the ceremony of the foot washing, anointing oil, with celebration of the institution of the Eucharist, and the stripping of the altar.
Good Friday—March 30
The Church is open and available for prayer & meditation every day.
11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Stations in the Street. A new perspective on the traditional stations of the cross. They will begin and end in front of the church. 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship. This service commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus, a reading of the Passion gospel, music, solemn prayers, and communion from reserve sacrament.
Easter Vigil—March 31
7:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter in the church. This service is the primary celebration of Easter, beginning in darkness. The worship features the kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle, the Exsultet, music, readings from the Hebrew Scriptures, the renewal of our baptismal vows, and the Eucharist.
Easter Sunday—April 1
8:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship in the chapel. A celebration of Christ’s resurrection with Holy Eucharist.
10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship in the church. A celebration of Christ’s resurrection with music and Holy Eucharist followed by Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall.
We believe God is calling us to cultivate a community of love, joy, hope, and healing. Jesus is our model for a life of faith, compassion, hospitality, and service. We strive to be affirming and accessible, welcoming and inclusive; we seek to promote reconciliation, exercise responsible stewardship, and embrace ancient traditions for modern lives.