Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2016

By: 
The Rev. Timothy P. Carr
holy week schedule

Maundy Thursday is March 24th – 7pm – Bread and soup in the hall.  8pm - Service

Commemorating the Last Supper and the desolation after, this is an evening service, 8 pm, with music from the St. John’s Choir.   Holy Eucharist is celebrated – including additional bread and wine consecrated for Good Friday – and attending members strip the altar, for the hopelessness when Jesus was arrested.  An Altar of Repose is set in the sacristy to represent a garden tomb for Jesus, and the consecrated Blessed Sacrament remains there overnight.

Good Friday is March 25th – 8am, Noon & 7pm

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed at NOON.  The Good Friday Liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer is in the evening.  Worship includes the Solemn Collects, the Passion Story according to John, and hymns include, “Were You There?”

The Easter Vigil is March 26th – 7pm – The Baptism of Lisa Marie Loveys

In the darkness we will light the fire on the corner of Cornelia and Cedar!  The same fire that Jesus imparts to us each Easter.  This candlelight service will welcome the risen Lord back to our hearts and minds as we welcome Lisa Marie and Aidan to the Body of Christ in Baptism.

Easter Sunday is March 27th – 9am & 10:30am   All are welcome!

The Family Mass at St. John’s!  St. John’s offer a 30 minute Family Mass with Easter Egg Hunt following.   The colorful eggs will be stuffed with treats and then “hidden” outdoors on the grounds.   Rain or shine (hopefully not snow), it’s fun!

The joy of Jesus’ Resurrection is celebrated with a festal service at 10:30am.  The St. John’s Choir will be singing special music.  Easter Egg Hunt also follows the 10:30 Service.