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Service Schedule

Sundays

8:00am Holy Eucharist I

(Sanctuary)

9:00am Holy Eucharist II

(Sanctuary)

11:30am Holy Eucharist II

(Sanctuary)

4:00 pm Holy Eucharist II

(Sanctuary)

 

Wednesdays

7:00am Holy Eucharist I

(Sanctuary)

 


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  • This Week at St. Mary's

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Preacher

This Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday, there will be no preacher.


CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

The church office will be closed 

Monday, March 30th, Seward’s Day

and Friday, April 3, Good Friday.


St. Mary's Service Schedule

Holy Week and Easter 2015

Maundy Thursday, April 2

Evening Service - 6:00, 

Followed by Mediterranean Meal

Commemorating the Last Supper -- the last meal Jesus and his friends shared -- the worship service calls us to follow Jesus' commandment to "love one another as I have loved you".  As an example of peace, humility and service, Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. We too, during the service, are given the opportunity to wash each other's feet, if we wish.   

The meal following the worship service is a celebration of our lives together in community.

After the meal, there is a short service that marks the beginning of the Good Friday Vigil - The Stripping of the Altar.  This powerful ritual is performed as a speaker recites Psalm 22 - a psalm of lament.

Good Friday, April 3

Proper Liturgy for Good Friday - 12:00 p.m.

The traditional prayer book liturgy of Good Friday.

This service of Scripture reading, prayers, and hymns reminds us of the harsh reality of the betrayal, trial, torture and execution of Jesus on the cross.  It is a solemn commemoration of the darkest hour.     

A Service of Tenebrae - 7:00 p.m.

Tenebrae means "shadows or darkness" in Latin.  Two readers recite the wisdom of early church leaders and also lead the congregation in recitation of psalms, alternating with the anthems from the choir. The service begins in candlelight and over the course of the evening, the candles are extinguished, one by one and we are enveloped in darkness.

Holy Saturday, April 4

Children's Easter Eucharist - 5:30 p.m., with music by the Children's Choir

This service is brings out the childlike wonder in all of us!  The Resurrection of Christ is celebrated by some of our youngest members.

The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m.

A beautiful service of music and readings that takes us through an abbreviated version of the salvation history of God's people, and the journey from death on the cross through the waters of baptism to the new life and Resurrection of Easter!  Music by The St. Mary's Praise Singers.

Easter Sunday, April 5

 

Holy Eucharist and Festive Celebration of Easter

9:00 a.m. 

Arise and shine, as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with the Choir and organist Karen Bretz providing music.  

Holy Eucharist and Festive Celebration of Easter

11:30 a.m. 

Celebrate New Life and the Resurrection! 

Music by The St. Mary's Praise Singers.

Easter Sunday: Preacher is The Rev. Michael Burke.  

Childcare for infants-3 yrs., 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,

No Sunday school today.  No 4:00 p.m. service today.


Children's Chat

childrens chat

Holy Week is upon us! Come and celebrate Palm Sunday with us this week! And bring with you a little extra cash to support our Sunday School Bake Sale and Malawi Flood Relief Fundraiser that will be happening in Waldron Hall throughout the morning.

Children's Chapel will meet during the 9 am and 11:30 am services and Deb Sandar will be telling the Children the story of the Faces of Easter as our Lenten season comes to a close.

Also mark your calendars for our Saturday Children's Easter Service, April 4th at 5:30 pm! This is a very special service crafted especially for kids to explorethe miracle of Easter.

May your family enjoy a sacred Holy Week together!

 

  • Announcements

2015 Vestry:

Outreach -Susannah Olnes

Adult Education - Ann Lovejoy

Pastoral Care - Kris Green

Youth Ministry - Hannah Moderow

Worship I- Ann Spohnholz

Worship II - Megan Baldino

Community Building- Val Baffone

Children's Ministry- Teresa Neeno

Early Childhood - Sandra DeHart-Mayor

Stewardship- Mike Hamm

Junior Warden - Greg Wilkinson

Senior Warden- Ron Pollock

Playschool Admin Council-

Caitlin Elam


Building the Church

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