A message from the Priest
Dear friends in Christ,
Through Lent, a faithful group of disciples has been following the Way of the Cross in prayer and expressing their prayers through art. During Holy Week, their Stations of the Cross will be offered in the church as a focus of devotions and reflection on this time set aside in our calendar to contemplate the holy mysteries of God in Christ, God in us, God in life and death, life eternal in the midst of our mortality.
The church will be open each day and evening of Holy Week. Call for details, or for an appointment for the Rite of Reconciliation (Confession and Absolution), or a guided tour of the Stations.
We follow the Way not as an end in itself: our vigil does not end at the foot of the cross, but we are invited on Easter morning to witness for ourselves the Resurrection that casts a new light over the whole story; new life into our hearts; new hope at the end of a long winter.
We follow the Way because in it, God came into the world to connect with us at time of deepest need, at our points of keenest pain, when love is tested by tears. Walking in the Way, we connect more closely with God through the journey of Jesus, so that when Resurrection comes, we can more fully feel its joy, and celebrate with one another and with all of the angels in heaven.
I invite you to spend a Holy Week in prayer and in closeness with God and with the community of the church. Come as often as you can. Stay as long as you like. Come back on Easter morning, and find the place and our hearts transformed by our reunion with Christ’s Resurrection, and sing with us once more,
Holy Week and Easter Schedule
Sunday April 13 10am Palm Sunday and Passion Gospel
Monday April 14 7pm Vestry Meeting – congregation invited to hear about the opportunity for a collaborative Capital Campaign
Tuesday April 15 7pm Centering Prayer, with Stations of the Cross
Wednesday April 16 7pm Tenebrae (soup supper and Stations tour offered at 6pm)
Thursday April 17 7pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion with the washing of feet
Friday April 18 12pm Community Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of the Lake
7pm Solemn Liturgy at Epiphany
Saturday April 19 8pm The Great Vigil of Easter with New Fire and Holy Baptism
Sunday April 20 10am Easter Sunday – the Feast of the Resurrection, with Children’s Sermon, Easter Egg Hunt, and community Hallelujah Chorus!