Palm Sunday—April 14
9:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship will begin in our Parish Hall with a procession that will lead us back into the church. 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. Join the event on facebook.
Holy Monday—April 15
7:00 p.m. This contemplative service of worship in the Taize tradition includes sung and chanted prayer, brief readings, and silence for meditation. Join the event on facebook.
Holy Tuesday—April 16
7:00 p.m. We will offer a healing service where the community is invited to gather together to offer healing, hope, and thanksgiving. Join the event on facebook.
Holy Wednesday—April 17
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in chapel
7:00 p.m. Compline, often referred to as bedtime prayers, in the church. Join the event on facebook.
Maundy Thursday—April 18
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. Join the event on facebook.
8:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Vigil
Good Friday—April 19
11:00 a.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. Join the event on facebook.
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship. This service commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus, and includes a reading of the Passion gospel, music, solemn prayers, and communion from Reserve Sacrament. Join the event on facebook.
Easter Vigil—April 20
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. Join the event on facebook.
Easter Sunday—April 21
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.
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Try out one of our two Bible Study programs:
Emmaus Companions Bible Study: On Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Whiteman Room, Emmaus Companions offers a bible study where folks from SsJA, community members, and those on the margins gather together to reflect on scripture. To learn more, contact Steve Houghton at email@example.com.
Bible Study for Nerds: Following the recommendation of the Renewal Works Team that we find more ways to “embed the Bible” in parish life, we are introducing a second Bible study group. “Bible Study for Nerds” meets from 5:30-6:30 PM on the first and third Thursday of the month. Embracing the Anglican tradition of employing reason in the encounter with biblical material, the group will focus on analytic study of biblical texts (chosen according to the interests of participants,) comparing and connecting texts and exploring their historical context. If this sounds like an approach you’d like to try in understanding the Bible better, the parish office can send you the set of materials for our next meeting, when we’ll be looking at the three accounts of Jesus’ temptation. Contact Rev. Molly for more information or with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a midweek worship service:
Wednesday Chapel Services: Join us in All Saints Chapel for Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays in Lent at 9 a.m. starting March 6. Each week will feature a different meditation and will be followed by coffee in the office. Join the event on Facebook.
Join a book group:
Adult Forum 2019: will be meeting during Lent on Sundays at 9 a.m. in the Whiteman Room starting March 3, and continuing March 17, 24, 31, and April 7. We will be reading Lent is Not Rocket Science by W. Nicholas Knisely. Books can be ordered through Forward Movement for $5.00, 800-543-1813. Sign Up Sheets will be in Parish Hall. If you have any questions please contact Josie or Elise. Join the event on Facebook.
Consider using an online devotional:
Lent Madness (The Saintly Smack Down): Based loosely on the NCAA basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in a single-elimination bracket. It is also a popular online devotional designed to help people learn about saints. On the weekdays of Lent information is posted at www.lentmadness.org about two different saints. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as participants read about and then vote to determine which saint moves on to the next round. It all ends when the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. For folks who may not want to participate in the program online, pick up a Saintly Scorecard—The Definitive Guide to Lent Madness 2019 outside the office and learn more about the saints. You’ll still be able to follow who is winning in the tournament. Just see the large poster posted on the bulletin board for an update. This all kicks off on March 7th. If you’re looking for a Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful, join the Lent Madness journey.
Brother, Give Us A Word: Monasticism began when a few faithful men and women went into the desert to seek God and live a life of prayer. These Desert Fathers and Mothers, as they became known, were spiritual beacons whom other sought out for their wisdom in the ways of God. The seeker would approach and ask, "Father (Mother), give me a word." The Brothers of SSJE have adapted this ancient tradition for today, offering online a daily "word" to all who seek a deeper knowledge of God, a means of handing on what we ourselves have received. You might use each day's word as a focus for your prayer. To subscribe: https://www.ssje.org/subscribe/
Try praying with your body:
Stations of the Cross: If you are interested in walking the stations of the cross, feel free to do so whenever the church building is open (generally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m where the archway entrance is kept unlocked). You can access the stations by entering the church thru front doors Booklets to guide you are available near the baptismal font, next to the first station hanging on the wall.