Photo by Scott Anderson
What are they to do?
Then on the third day, some women go to Jesus' tomb to finish the burial rites. And what do they find but an empty tomb. They race to the Upper Room and tell the disciples, who check out their report. "Remember how Jesus would rise on the third day?" Light begins to dawn. Mary Magdalene comes into the presence of the risen Christ who calls her by name. It is true. Jesus is risen. Panic and fear are replaced by joy and celebration. The disciples will break forth from the upper room of isolation and bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. For them, everything is changed.
May we today be filled with joy and confidence that no matter what tomorrow may bring, Jesus will be there. His love, mercy and grace will continue to fill our lives, leading us to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.
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PALM SUNDAY, 9:30 a.m.: Liturgy of the Palms, reading of the Passion Gospel and Family Mass with spiritual communion. Palm crosses were mailed. Please have them with you for the service.
MAUNDY THURSDAY, 7:30 p.m.: Choral Mass of the Last Supper with spiritual communion and the Stripping of the Altar, followed by a virtual all-night watch.
GOOD FRIDAY, noon: Solemn Liturgy of the Cross
EASTER EVE, 8 p.m. The Great Vigil: Lighting of the Pascal Candle, Reading of the Salvation History from the Old Testament and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. This will be different from past years as there will not be a Eucharist and commentary will be given throughout the service. Please have a candle (wax or battery-operated) with you to light during the service of light and then on each Sunday of the Easter season.
EASTER DAY, 9:30 a.m. Festival Mass of the Resurrection
Let us pray in unison:
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
Listen to Sunday sermons by our rector, the Rev. Mark H. Chattin.
Feb. 23 Transfiguration Sunday
March 1 First Sunday in Lent
March 8 Second Sunday in Lent
March 15 Third Sunday in Lent
March 22 Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 29 Fifth Sunday in Lent
We welcome Cindy Chattin as our permanent organist and choir director.
Cindy replaces Sue Verzella, who retired June 30 after 25 years as organist and choir director.
As interim organist and choir director since September, Cindy has received rave views from congregation and choir alike, and has brought great energy to our music ministry.
If you like to sing, consider making that "joyful noise" in our choir.
Let Cindy know if you are interested in singing, or if you have questions or suggestions.
Listen to the prelude Cindy played on the piano March 29.
Listen to the postlude Cindy played on the organ March 29.