Easter Events and Information


Easter flowers

EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS: As we prepare for Palm Sunday and Easter, we ask for donations to help provide the decorations and special musical offerings for these celebratory Sundays. The decorations include palm strips, big palms, altar and font flowers, and Easter lilies to take to the homebound parishioners we pray for each Sunday, as well as those who are healing or celebrating something special. The special music will be offered on Palm Sunday, during Holy Week, and on Easter Day. There are offertory envelopes in the pews in the Historic Church and outside of Bethell Hall. Please mark the appropriate box to contribute.

EASTER POTLUCK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Contact Chef Ray if you are able to help or need more information. Some volunteers are needed Saturday morning getting Crail Hall ready, and a lot of volunteers will be needed during the event on Sunday, both in the kitchen and in Crail Hall.

SERVICE TIME CHANGE: The 8 a.m. service in the Historic Church will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Passion (Palm) Sunday and Easter.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: We will have an 11 a.m. service in the Historic Church, 6 p.m. (family) Holy Communion service in Bethell Hall, and a Holy Communion service at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Church; all will include foot-washing, if you choose. Holy Grounds will be open until 7 p.m. and will serve a soup dinner.

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS: 7 a.m. in the Historic Church

GOOD FRIDAY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Young children and families are invited to explore Good Friday through art, story, prayer, and the Stations of the Cross. We begin in Sumners Hall at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14, and will finish at 11:30 a.m. Child care is available. Contact Amanda with questions or to volunteer.

HOLY SATURDAY SERVICE: 9 a.m. in Grace Chapel.

Great Vigil of Easter

GREAT VIGIL: If you are attending the Great Vigil of Easter at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, remember to bring your bells to ring as we celebrate the proclamation of Easter. After this service, we will have a Break the Fast reception. You are invited to bring bubbly wine and sweets to share.

FLOWERING OF THE CROSS IN BETHELL HALL: If you plan to attend Easter services in Bethell Hall, you are invited to bring a flower to place in the cross.

EASTER COOKIE RECEPTION: Bake your best and bring them for our Easter celebration at 10:15 a.m. on the Labyrinth Easter day. Contact Chef Ray now to let him know how many you plan to bring.

EASTER POTLUCK LUNCH: Join us at 12:30 p.m. in Sumners Hall for our annual Parish Pot Luck. Chef Ray will be providing the roast ham, potatoes, and vegetables. Those attending whose last names begin with the letters A to M are asked to bring a salad. Those whose last name begin with the letters N to Z are asked to bring a dessert. Please bring enough to feed yourself and 5 others. Serving utensils will be provided and Chef Ray can help with any tossing or reheating that may be necessary. For questions, contact Chef Ray.

Easter cookies

COMPLINE: Compline is the last of the daily offices chanted by monks before retiring for the evening. This 8 p.m. Sunday service is led by the Compline Choir and lasts approximately one-half hour. Dress is casual.

EASTER MONDAY: The church and Holy Grounds will be closed on April 17.

FLOWER DELIVERY: On Tuesday, April 18, we will deliver lilies to members of our parish who may be grieving, elderly, or homebound. We invite you to join our delivery team. Pick-up will be in the reception area between 9:30-11 a.m. Email Charles Moody if you would like to help.

EASTER SEATING: Ten minutes before any service begins, empty seats will need to be given up so others may be seated. We also ask that everyone slide into the rows as far as possible, leaving open seats on the outside. Those arriving after the service has started will be directed to our overflow areas.