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8:30am Classic Prayer Book Worship
10:30am Inter-Generational Worship
*Nursery coverage 8:15-11:45
Your Invitation to Holy Week & Easter!
We are about to enter the Holiest Three Days of the Church Year. Let me encourage you to join us for at least one of the services of what are called the Great Three Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter. And, of course, all are invited to the services of Easter Sunday.
The Services of Holy Week
7:00p.m., with Foot Washing, Holy Communion and the Stripping of the Altar and All-Night Prayer Vigil.
7:00p.m., with the Service of Tenebrae, a Service of Shadows, that begins in the light moves into the dark, with Lessons and Choir.
8:00p.m., with Choral Eucharist, moving from darkness into light, with the first Communion of Easter and a Festal Reception.
8:30a.m. & 10:30a.m., with joyful songs and preaching to inspire our faith in the Risen Christ! Easter Egg Hunt for the children following both services.
Invite Your Friends and Family to Easter Worship!
Easter Sunday is the most joyous day in the life of the Church. This year we will sing the joyful songs you know, with a sermon to inspire Faith for Real Life! There’ll even be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids following both services. Please feel free to share our Facebook ad, which has already been seen by over 1,000 people, with your friends and family: St. Martin’s Easter Facebook Ad
All Night Prayer Vigil: Can you not watch with me one hour?
After the Last Supper Jesus went with his friends to the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed, awaiting his betrayal and arrest. Rather than joining him, his friends slept. Jesus question to them, “Can you not watch with me one hour?” has inspired Christians since then to commit to praying a vigil from Maundy Thursday through on Good Friday. You are invited to come and watch and pray with Jesus at the Altar of Repose. We will have a sign up this Sunday, for one hour increments from 8:00p.m., Maundy Thursday, through 8:00a.m. Good Friday.
Holy Week Children’s Gallery
This Sunday, and throughout Holy Week, all are invited to explore our Children’s SPLASH Zone Glowing Art Gallery. Our SPLASH Zone Arts kids have created a “Glowing Gallery” illustrating our Journey with Jesus. The space is lit with black light and glowing art created by the children to symbolize Jesus’s final days. Please follow the signs downstairs to the Gallery to see what the children have created and spend a moment with this amazing Art Show.
WE CAN DO THIS! 80 POUNDS TO GO!
We are just 80 pounds shy of collecting our goal of 1 ton of food by Easter Sunday. Last week members of the St. Martin’s Vestry contributed 220 pounds (the same amount as the Foundation the week before–how did THAT happen?), which puts us within reach of 2000 pounds.
This week we’re hoping EVERYONE will bring a bag (or two!) of non-perishable food or hygiene items to one or all of our services: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Vigil and of course, Easter Sunday.
This has been a huge church-wide effort and we thank everyone who has given so generously. We’ll announce the results in next week’s e-blast and bulletin. ..stay tuned!
BE A HERO, FIGHT HUNGER
With every blessing,