St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Holy Week begins today -- See the end of this article for the full Holy Week schedule. All are welcome. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors. Sign-up sheets for both the Maundy Thursday Lord's Supper and the overnight Night Watch Prayer Vigil are on the easel. See you in church!
Thank you to Jane Smith and Gerda Leveille, who organized today’s dramatic reading of the Passion at the 8:00 & 9:30 services respectively, and to all who read.
We appreciate being “piped” into church today by bagpiper Terry Manning.
Holy Week Morning Prayer Tuesday and Thursday morning in the Chapel at 7:30 AM and Friday at 7:00 AM in the church around the altar.
Easter Flowers – If you wish to have Easter Flowers as a memorial for a loved one, please have names of those you wish remembered and contributions (checks made payable to St. Paul’s Memorial Flower Fund) in to the parish office by today,
Newsletter Deadline for May is next Sunday, April 20. Please get your articles in on time!
Thanks to all who’ve brought in plastic eggs and candies for next Sunday’s Easter Egg Hunts. You may continue to do so up until Maundy Thursday.
Memorial Garden Committee Meeting – Monday, April 21 at 7 PM in the Common Room.
Property Committee Spring Clean-up – Saturday, April 26 – 8:30 AM! Please bring edging tools, rakes, shovels and snips. We have much to do and would appreciate the help! Questions – contact Bob Mansfield.
NICARAGUA SERVICE TRIP: Plans for our trip to Nicaragua are well underway. Please stay tuned for fundraising events, such as a rice and bean dinner to be held on Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit our NEW service trip blog at stpaulstravels.wordpress.com. Thank you!
Sacred Trust - All requests for student honorariums, and inreach and outreach assistance from St. Paul’s Sacred Trust Fund must be received in the church office by May 15, 2014.Note: Requests for student honorariums WILL BE CONSIDERED at this time ONLY and must be turned in to the church office by this deadline to be considered for 2014.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER AT ST. PAUL’S
April 13 – April 20, 2014
Palm Sunday –
8:00 AM Blessing of the Palms, Dramatic Reading of the
Passion & Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Church School Activity! (No Adult Forum)
9:30 AM Palm Procession with Bagpipes, Percussion, Dramatic
Reading of the Passion & Choral Holy Eucharist
(Child care at both services.)
Holy Wednesday -
12:10 PM Holy Eucharist
7:00 PM Service of Tenebrae
Maundy Thursday -
6:00 PM Celebration of the Lord’s Supper & Stripping of
the Altar. Please bring soup to share; make your
reservation by signing up at church or call the
parish office at 203-269-5050 or e-mail to
email@example.com. Also consider
bringing the following baby items to support our
Covenant to Care & Nurturing Families
ministries: baby blankets, crib sheets, baby
powders, lotions and diapers.
8:00 PM – 7:00 AM Good Friday – Night Watch Prayer
Vigil – please sign up for an hour or two; call the
parish office at 203-269-5050 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your time.
Good Friday –
7:00 AM Morning Prayer
7:00 PM Good Friday Liturgy, Dramatic Reading of the
Passion Story, Veneration of the Cross
Holy Saturday -
9:00 AM Mandatory Rehearsal for Easter Vigil participants
7:00 PM Easter Vigil & 1st Holy Eucharist of Easter
The Feast of the Resurrection: Easter Sunday-
8:00 AM Festive Eucharist with Hymns
(No Church School or Adult Forum)
9:30 AM Festive Choral Eucharist
Easter Egg Hunts after each service
(Child Care at both services.)