HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE
Tuesday in Holy Week – April 11, 7:00pm – Stations of the Cross.
Wednesday in Holy Week – April 12, 9:00am – Holy Eucharist
Maundy Thursday, April 13 – Thursday of Holy Week begins the Triduum, the celebration of the three events so central to our celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. The Triduum celebration is actually one liturgy which lasts from Thursday evening to the Saturday Great Vigil of Easter. We urge your full participation in this celebration. These days remember the central events in the life of Jesus and are the core in our life of faith.
7:00pm – Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Sanctuary. We will celebrate the Last Supper Liturgy remembering Jesus washing the feet of his disciples and the institution of the Holy Eucharist.
Following the Liturgy we will strip the Altar to prepare for Good Friday. The Holy Eucharist will be reserved in the chapel for a time of prayer following the Maundy Thursday Liturgy. The church/chapel will remain open through the night for those who wish to come and keep vigil in prayer. (IHN Overnight Hosts will be in the building through the night as well.)
Good Friday – April 14
9:00am – Morning Prayer and Stations of the Cross will be prayed in the Sanctuary.
12:00pm – North End Community Celebration at Second Congregational Church, 525 Cheshire NE.
7:00pm – The Liturgy of Good Friday will be celebrated at St. Andrew’s. The Passion according to John will be read. Prayers will be offered for the Church and the world. Communion will be administered from the reserved sacrament.
The Good Friday offering is for the Anglican Church in the Middle East, to support its mission and witness in that region of the world. Envelopes have been provided for your Good Friday Offering. Childcare will not be available.
Easter – April 15
The Great Vigil of Easter will begin at 5:30pm on Saturday, March 26. The Church begins fifty days of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. This year, Bishop Hougland will be with us to celebrate the Easter Vigil. The Easter Vigil is rich with the symbols of fire and water and new life. Members of other congregations in the Diocese will join us as we celebrate the Rites of Baptism, the sacraments of Confirmation, Reaffirmation and Reception. Join us for this magnificent celebration as we welcome our Bishop and other parishes of the Diocese. Following the liturgy there will be a reception to celebrate the Joyous Beginning of Easter. We will need help to clean up after the reception. Please let Fr. Mike know if you can help.
Easter Morning, – April 16, 7:00am – 8:00am – Our guests from the Interfaith Hospitality Network will be leaving. We will need help from folks to clean the rooms, load the beds, bag laundry and transportation. Sign up to help on the IHN board in the narthex.
Easter Liturgy at 8:00am and 10:00 am. We will renew the Promises of our Baptism at both liturgies. On Easter Sunday, the Easter story will be told downstairs for children in preschool – fifth grade. Families may choose to worship together or send their children downstairs.
Easter is a celebration that lasts for 50 Days!!!!!! In fact, Easter is a celebration that should change the way we live!!!! “If Christ died that we should live anew, then WE SHOULD LIVE ANEW!!!!