As we worship together this Lent, we are reminded each Sunday of what God bids us to do. “You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those who love you.” (Proper Preface for Lent)
I invite you to come worship and reflect with us on the cross as we commemorate the Passion of Jesus through our Holy Week observances. Opportunities abound for us to place ourselves with Christ at his last moments and to prepare for the Paschal (Easter) feast!
When we have walked with him through his Passion, through the cross and grave, and experience his resurrection, all of our celebrations of Easter are made complete.
Holy Week Schedule
Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday, April 1
Services at 8 & 10:15 AM; Church School & Nursery Care at 10:15 AM
Stripping of the Altar takes place at the end of the 10:15 AM service.
Holy Monday, April 2
St. Peter's Readers (Book Discussion: Heaven is for Real) - 7 PM
Holy Tuesday - in Hartford
Holy Wednesday, April 4
Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) - 7:30 PM
Maundy Thursday, April 5
Agape Pot Luck, Eucharist & Washing of Feet at Christ Church, Easton at 6 PM
Good Friday, April 6
Children's Stations of the Cross - 12 noon
Good Friday Evening Service - 7:30 PM
Holy Saturday, April 7
Easter Vigil at St. Peter's - 7 PM
(We will be joined by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.)
Easter Sunday, April 8
Easter Sunrise on the Green - 6:30 AM (Led by the Monroe Clergy Assoc.)
Our Easter Morning Festal Services at 8 & 10:15 AM
The Lenten Offering will go to an outreach project designed by Deacon Christopher & the parish.
The Good Friday Offering will go to the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.