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HOLY WEEK

 All Saints Update (April 8, 2020)

In fact, Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15.20-22

Dear Friends and Parishioners,

Despite our unusual circumstances, the times and seasons roll along. As I write this, we are on the eve of the church’s observance of the Triduum Sacrum or “Three Sacred Days” beginning with our Maundy Thursday observance. Our online service schedule is as follows:

Thursday         Apr 9               Maundy Thursday Service        7:00 p.m.

Friday              Apr 10             Good Friday Service                Noon

Sunday            Apr 12             Easter Sunday Service             10:00 a.m.

Easter Sunday we will provide “drive-through communion” after the online broadcast (from noon – 1:30 p.m.) Simply drive through the Porte cochere on the north side of the church to receive communion wafers that were consecrated at our Easter service. Each wafer is individually wrapped and will be distributed in a hygienic manner.

I look forward to celebrating the Lord’s resurrection with all of you on Easter Sunday (whether virtually or in-person if you are able to drive by the church afterwards). Because of this greatest event in world history, the sting of death has been removed for all time for those who trust in the Lord Jesus (1 Corinthians 15.55).

For those who are interested in taking part in our traditional Maundy Thursday prayer vigil (albeit from home); please contact RC Rover who is maintaining the prayer schedule.

Many parishioners at this time are offering to help those in need. In particular,we have ladies sewing facemasks for those unable to find any. Please let us know if you have a need so that we can get them to you.

May the Lord bless and sustain you through this time of trial and celebration.

Yours in Christ,

Michael+

P.S. The midweek online service Easter Week will be our Monthly Corporate Prayer service led by Fr. Alan. It will be available on our YouTube channel Wednesday April 15th beginning at 7 p.m.