EMBER FRIDAY
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER FRIDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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EMBER SATURDAY
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER SATURDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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TRINITY SUNDAY
May
27
7:40 AM07:40

TRINITY SUNDAY

This Sunday celebrates the final revelation from the events  marked during the period of the Incarnation, Passion, Resurrection, Ascension, and the Coming of the Holy Spirit.  That is, we now celebrate God's revelation through Jesus Christ that God is a trinity of three persons but only one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  During the Sundays after Trinity, the liturgical color is green, marking our growth in the Christian life and discipline because we have received the revelations of the past six months.  

No choral music until September.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Confirmation class

9 AM Parish Breakfast

10 AM Morning Prayer & Baptism

11:15 AM Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

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EMBER WEDNESDAY
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

EMBER WEDNESDAY

Ember days are kept four times per year for special prayer and fasting specifically for clerical vocations, recalling that the apostles prayed and fasted prior to the laying on of hands in ordinations.  The ember weeks are the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent, Whitsunday (Pentecost), September 15, and December 13. 

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TUESDAY STUDY GROUP
May
22
7:00 AM07:00

TUESDAY STUDY GROUP

Continuing the Book of the Exodus, chapters 31:18 through 34.

Possible books for future sessions when the study of Exodus is complete include Jaroslav Pelikan's The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine 600-1300 AD. or David N. Bell's Many Mansions 500-1600 AD.

A light breakfast is served.  All are welcome. 

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WHITSUNDAY (PENTECOST)
May
20
7:40 AM07:40

WHITSUNDAY (PENTECOST)

7:40 AM MORNING PRAYER

8 AM HOLY COMMUNION

10 AM HOLY COMMUNION with Festal Choral Music.   Celebrate a most festive holiday often called the Church's birthday.  In English tradition, this Sunday is called WhitSunday, recalling the white color of liturgical vestments and altar hangings.  In other traditions, the color red recalls the fire of the Holy Spirit who descended on the first apostles resembling tongues of fire.  A most wonderful day in the history of the world.

11:30 AM Barbecue at the Rectory.  All are invited.  Meats and cold drinks are provided.  Please bring salad and dessert items.  

Included in the service we will recognize the accomplishments of our Sabbath School students and the faithfulness of their teachers.    

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EASTER IV
Apr
29
7:30 AM07:30

EASTER IV

7:30 am Morning Prayer

8 am Holy Communion

9 AM parish breakfast

9 AM Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM HC from reserved sacrament

11:15 AM Fellowship followed by Adult Forum

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

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EASTER DAY
Apr
1
7:30 AM07:30

EASTER DAY

ALLELEUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELEUIA!

7:40 AM Morning prayer

8 AM Holy Communion and healing prayers

10 AM Festal Holy Communion with special music and healing prayers

11:30 AM Coffee hour & Easter Egg Hunt for children.

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GOOD FRIDAY
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

GOOD FRIDAY

8:30 am  Morning Prayer

Noon to 3 PM:  Watch by the Cross, including The Reproaches and the Solemn Collects, the Litany, Ante Communion, a well as homilies on the Last Words and devotional music.  Everyone is invited to attend for any part or all of this solemn observance of the Lord's sacrifice for us.

5 PM Evening Prayer

7 PM STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY
Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY

Maundy Thursday is so-called because the Church observes the institution of holy communion at the last supper at which Jesus commands his disciples to love one another as He has loved them and us. 

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

10 AM Holy Communion

5 PM Evening Prayer

7 PM Holy Communion and Striping of the Altar

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WEDNESDAY: TENEBRAE
Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

WEDNESDAY: TENEBRAE

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

10 AM Holy Communion

5 PM Evening Prayer and Litany

6 PM Family Night Soup & Bread Meal

7 PM Tenebrae:  Meaning "Darkness" this is a service of psalms and lessons, which concludes dramatically in darkness.  It is designedbring home to us vividly Jesus' torment in the Garden of Gethsemane, which will be remembered the next day on Maundy Thursday.  This service concludes the Family Nights for Lent.

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PALM SUNDAY
Mar
25
8:00 AM08:00

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, observances begin at 7:40 AM with Morning Prayer preceding the  8 AM blessing of the palms and Holy Communion. 

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Blessing of Palms & Holy Communion

9:40 AM Liturgy of the Palms and procession to the church from the parish hall.

10 AM Holy Communion

4 PM Evening Prayer

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Lent V PASSION SUNDAY
Mar
18
7:30 AM07:30

Lent V PASSION SUNDAY

Following the original tradition of a two-week Passiontide, this Sunday marks the beginning of the church's remembrance of the Passion of our Lord.  The second Sunday of Passiontide is more commonly known as Palm Sunday with an observance of a procession with palms and reading of the Passion.  We beseech the, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people, that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM  Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel followed by fellowship & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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Lent IV (Mothering Sunday)
Mar
11
7:30 AM07:30

Lent IV (Mothering Sunday)

Worship with us this Sunday as the season of Lent continues to call us to repentance and spiritual renewal but with a dose of mercy.  In the fellowship time following the principal service, we serve simnel cake, a real treat if you've never had it before.  The church grants a taste of God's mercy in this penitential season with a Sunday in which our discipline is lightened.  In the Anglican tradition, it was often the day when young adults employed away from their homes could visit their mothers and bring them simnel cake.  Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds to worthily deserve to be punished, by comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel followed by fellowship & adult forum

2 PM Evening Prayer at Saunders House

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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Lent III
Mar
4
7:30 AM07:30

Lent III

Worship with us as the season of Lent calls us to repentance and spiritual renewal.  We beseech the, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

7:40 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM Holy Communion followed by fellowship & adult forum.

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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Lent II
Feb
25
7:30 AM07:30

Lent II

Worship with us as the season of Lent continues to call us to repentance and spiritual renewal:  Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls that we be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ  our Lord.  Amen.

7:30 AM Morning Prayer

8 AM Holy Communion

9 am Sunday School

10 AM Morning Prayer

11:15 AM Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament in the Lady Chapel followed by fellowship in the parish hall & adult forum

4 PM Evening Prayer (said)

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QUIET DAY FOR LENT
Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

QUIET DAY FOR LENT

This is an opportunity to begin the Lenten season by directed prayer and meditation as we prepare for Easter.  The day begins with prayer in the chapel and holy communion followed by a light breakfast and guided meditations and periods of silence.  The day ends with evening prayer.  Please bring your own lunch.  Beverages are provided. 

Our hope is to be joined by other local congregations on this day.  Fr. William Martin of Ashville, NC will lead the day's meditations.  

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