LentMid-Week Lenten Worship at 12 noon and 7 pm
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Mid-Week Lenten Dinners at 5:45 pm same days
Scripture used during the Lenten worship services is based on the Psalms. The noon service will be quiet communion with healing liturgy. Copies of the Psalm Devotion booklets created by members' submissions are available for personal meditation.
A Lenten Journey: Biblical Stations of the Cross
Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7 at 12 noon
Lent is a reflective time that is guided by our lectionary, liturgy, and hymns in our worship. In our personal devotions there are many options and journeying the way of the cross is a tradition that has its earliest forms observed and recorded beginning in the late 4th century. Please join Pastor Lorrel Strom-Jensen on Fridays during Lent at noon in the sanctuary to journey through the Biblical Stations of the Cross. Through scripture, hymns, and prayers we will follow the way of the cross and ponder the connections to this path that we experience daily in our own lives.
Sundays in Lent
March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 -- 8:30 and 11:00 am Worship
Both Sunday morning services will be using the Holy Communion Worship setting based on the Deutsche Messe (German Mass) by Franz Schubert. The green booklets are in the pews. Please refer to your bulletin for hymns, readings, Gospel Acclamation, music, and announcements.
Palm Sunday, April 9
8:30 and 11:00 am Worship
Palm Sunday will be different this year for St. Paul's. It will actually be "Palm Sunday." For a number of years, the church has celebrated the day beginning with the story of the Palm Sunday arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem and then moved on through the service reading the full Passion Narrative. We have decided to concentrate on the Palm Sunday story and let people hear the Passion story as it unfolds on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Saturday. We hope you will join us for all the Holy Week services in preparation for the joy of Easter Sunday morning.
Holy WeekThe Paschal Triduum, the three sacred days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, have been experienced as one celebration marking the central events of the Christian faith. Neither Thursday nor Friday liturgy ends with a benediction, which would conclude the worship. That is reserved for the end of the Vigil of Easter.
Maundy Thursday, April 13
12:00 noon service -- Holy Communion
7:00 pm service -- Holy Communion and washing of feet
On Maundy Thursday, we are commanded to love one another as Christ loves us. This is demonstrated by the washing of feet. As this was the night Jesus instituted the Holy Communion at the Passover meal with his disciples, we come to the Lord's Table. This day's worship concludes with the stripping of the altar.
Good Friday, April 14
12:00 noon service -- This Far By Faith -- The Way of the Cross: stations of the cross with hymns and readings
7:00 pm service -- Tenebrae Service
On Good Friday, we come to hear the story of community's disobedience and Christ's obedience even unto death for our benefit. This is done by reading the Passion.
Vigil of Easter, April 15
7:00 pm -- The church marks the gift of light at creation, readings mark the acts of salvation. The new life of the resurrection is celebrated in remembrance of Baptism and the banquet at Holy Communion.
Easter Sunday -- Resurrection of Our Lord, April 168:30 am Worship
9:30 am Easter Breakfast in Trinity Hall
10:15 am Egg Hunt for children (bring a basket)
11:00 am Worship