Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Holy Wednesday

Holy Wednesday March 27th 2013
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We are now on the Eve of Maundy Thursday.
Lent will soon be over and the Season of Easter will begin.
In the Parish, our choir has been working very hard preparing for Easter. They have faithfully supporting the Clergy by their attendance and participation at worship.  The number of hymns and pieces they sing and practice, is staggering....What a gift to us they are.
At the end of today's podcast you can hear them practice a new rendition of "Were you There".
Our Lenten services have not been well attended by the standards of years gone by...but there are times when I have been gladdened when we look at the bigger picture of all we do as a parish during Lent. There have been more than 1300 visits to our blog.
Our Clergy have been very, very busy as well.
The sermon tonight was a completion of a series of talks prepared by our Rector for Lent this year. Tonight was about making the most of the time we have to live, and a sharing of some ideas about how to enrich our Spiritual Lives.
1. Through Prayer. Especially prayer that trusts the silence of God.
2. Suffering and Loss...But only when it causes the heart to become humble, helpless and open.
3. Joy. An example...the birth of a child, or the "breaking through" of great Art, Drama or music....
4. When we allow and trust feelings to guide us.
There is one more...Behold, He shows us a more excellent way. 

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The schedule for the Remainder of Holy Week


Maundy Thursday –
Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar – 7pm

Good Friday  starts at 12 Noon

1st hour – Children’s Good Friday Service

2nd Hour – Stations of the Cross

3rd Hour – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil – 7pm – 10pm
Easter Day
8:30 Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m Holy Eucharist.
Please Note There will NOT be an Evening Service on Easter Day (Next Sunday)

Services In Benton
3:30 p.m.
Good Friday Liturgy with Revd. John

7:00 Holy Saturday Holy Communion

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