HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT ST. PETER’S
Palm Sunday, April 9, 8 and 10 a.m. We continue our tradition of experiencing Palm Sunday as it would have been at the time of Jesus. We will celebrate Jesus’ triumphal ride into Jerusalem with our Liturgy of the Palms. Then we process into the church singing “Make Way, Make Way, for the King of Kings.” It will be a joyous celebration even as we know what lies ahead on Good Friday when we will hear the reading of the Passion.
Maundy Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. On Maundy Thursday, we commemorate the institution of the Eucharist. We also have the opportunity (but not the requirement) to share in the Mandatum – Jesus’ gift of love that we observe in the act of foot washing. At the end of the Maundy Thursday service, the candles are extinguished, the altar is stripped of all its ornaments and we depart in silence.
Good Friday, April 14, 12 noon and 7 p.m. On Good Friday, we remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus. This is the most solemn service of the Church Year. We participate in the reading of the Passion. We share in the consecrated bread and wine from the Maundy Thursday service to sustain us through the sadness of this day. At the end of each service, we leave in total silence.
Easter Day, April 16, 8 and 10 a.m. We celebrate the day of Resurrection with a festive Eucharist at each service. There will be hymns at the 8 a.m. service and hymns and choir at the 10 a.m. service. An Easter egg hunt follows the 10 a.m. service.
8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I A quiet, reflective service using traditional language.
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II A service using contemporary language, with hymns and choir.
At St. Peter’s, you will find:
A warm welcome. We welcome all to God’s table and God’s service. We are people of diverse backgrounds and differing opinions, united in our faith and our care for each other.
Joyful worship. We worship in the Episcopal tradition, using the beautiful services in The Book of Common Prayer. Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary hymns. And we welcome children in our worship, wanting them to know they have a place in God’s house.
A call to serve. We’ve been serving our community for many years. Our ministries include Friendly Kitchen, a weekly meal for those in need and a food pantry.
A family of friends. Our parishioners have opportunities to meet regularly for fellowship and service; to a parish picnic, and more – we enjoy each others company and welcome new friends to join us.