Holy Week 2020

Holy Week (2019), Ryan Jarrell

A Note from the Rector:

“Holy Week is here. And yet, the world today doesn’t feel ready to move into Holy Week. We all still feel we are in the desert with its dangers and trials.

COVID-19 has changed our lives and our dreams more than we can express thus far, but we certainly can sense that this virus will inevitably have a ripple effect on our lives for years to come. For now, hold steady, reach out where possible, and connect with each other in the hope of our faith. The challenges we face – isolation, bewilderment, scarcity – we don’t face them alone. This is a chance to face these challenges together.

One – in the scheme of things – minor question has been to stream or not to stream, that is our church services. Some clergy and churches convey strong feelings against. While I am certainly observing all safety regulations and take the virus threat very serious, of course, I also realize that the transition into this COVID-19 world has come to many as a shock, threat, and confusion. In this contexts, it feels grounding and comforting to have access to something that hasn’t changed completely: your familiar prayer space, that is the building of our Trinity on the Green.

As human beings we are always connected to a place and some of these locations become a home base for our soul. Church can be one of these home bases that help us connect, with God, each other, and ourselves.

As long as there is the option to stream from the church building, I, therefore, find it spiritually very nourishing to be present to you with prayer, in our church building. That physical place helps us to ground ourselves in a world that is completely in flux, to connect us with our own body and feelings, and to instill in ourselves the power of God’s compassion, peace, and holy comfort that we so need at this time. As we embark on this year’s Holy Week prayers, I look forward to join you virtually, whenever possible also through Zoom at our conference calls or in person. May the grace of our savior, the love of our God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit keep us all protected, safe and in peace.”

The Rev. Luk De Volder, Rector; April 3rd, 2020

Holy Week Services

April 5th, 2020| Palm Sunday

11:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Service*
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12:00 p.m. Coffee Hour Zoom Call
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April 9th, 2020 | Maundy Thursday

1:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
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5:00 p.m. Agape Meal – Children’s Service
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7:00 p.m. Prayer Service
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7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Eucharist
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April 10th, 2020 | Good Friday

7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
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2:30 p.m. Seven Last Words
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7:30 p.m. Good Friday Solemn Liturgy, Rite I
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April 11th, 2020 | Holy Saturday

7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
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April 12th, 2020 | Easter Day

11:00 a.m. Easter Eucharist, Rite I
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12:00 p.m. Coffee Hour Zoom Call
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