Holy Saturday, April 19
The Great Vigil of Easter
Location: 901 Thomasville Rd.
Service at 8:30 pm
O God, through your Son you have bestowed upon your people the brightness of your light: Sanctify this new fire, and grant that in this Paschal feast we may so burn with heavenly desires, that with pure minds we may attain to the festival of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, The Great Vigil of Easter, p. 285)
At least two of the following Lessons are read, of which one is always the Lesson from Exodus. After each Lesson, the Psalm or Canticle listed, or some other suitable psalm, canticle, or hymn may be sung. A period of silence may be kept; and the Collect provided, or some other suitable Collect, may be said.
The story of Creation
Genesis 1:1-31 -- 2:1-2
Psalm 33:1-11, or Psalm 36:5-10
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:8-18; 9:8-13
Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac
Psalm 33:12-22, or Psalm 16
Israel's deliverance at the Red Sea
Exodus 14:10-31 -- 15:1
Canticle 8, The Song of Moses
God's Presence in a renewed Israel
Salvation offered freely to all
Canticle 9, The First Song of Isaiah, or Psalm 42:1-7
A new heart and a new spirit
Psalm 42:1-7, or Canticle 9, The First Song of Isaiah
The valley of dry bones
Psalm 30, or Psalm 143
The gathering of God's people
Psalm 98, or Psalm 126
Easter Day, April 20
Location: 901 Thomasville Rd.
Services at 9:00 and 11:15 am (No service at 5:00 pm)
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP, Collects: Contemporary, p. 222)
Lectionary (Year A)
Our 9:00 a.m. service has the largest attendance, and a significant number of young families worship at that time. There is no incense used except on high holy days. While still reverent and worshipful, this earlier service feels somewhat more relaxed.
Our 11:15 a.m. service provides the whole “smells and bells” worship experience, with incense used to waft our prayers to heaven every week. This simple difference serves to make the later morning service seem more formal, although the same sense of fellowship and friendliness is found in the congregation.
Our 5:00 p.m service, Veritas: An Anglican Service of Praise, is our contemporary service in which praise and worship songs rise rather than traditional hymns. The liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer still anchors the service, but the joyful noise is comprised of contemporary music led by a worship ensemble. All worshipers are welcome!
Our 12:10 pm service is a special, intimate service of Eucharist and Healing. Planned to bring refreshment in the midst of busy workdays, the service lasts less than an hour. This quiet and beautiful service also affords our community an opportunity to intercede for the sick among us and to receive for ourselves the sacrament of Unction of the Sick, which includes an anointing with holy oil by which “God’s grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body” (BCP, p. 861). Come experience this magnificent liturgy and you may find yourself looking forward to Wednesdays in a whole new way!
Principal Feasts and Special Liturgies
5 Ash Wednesday liturgies at 12:10 and 7:00 pm
10 Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm
17 Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm
19 Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary observed at the 12:10 pm Eucharist
24 Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm
26 Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary observed at the 12:10 pm Holy Eucharist
31 Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm
7 Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm
13 Palm Sunday liturgies at 9 and 11:15 am and 5:00 pm
14-16 Private Confession heard 12:30-2:00 pm
17 Maundy Thursday liturgy at 7:00 pm
18 Good Friday liturgies at 12:10 and 7:00 pm
20 Easter Day liturgies at 9:00 and 11:15 am
27 Children’s Catechumenate Festal Eucharist at 9:00 am
30 Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist observed at the 12:10 pm Holy Eucharist
4 Confirmation at 9:00 and 11:15 am
7 Feast of St. Philip and St. James, Apostles observed at the 12:10 pm Eucharist
11 Baccalaureate at 9:00 am
4 Feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary observed at the 12:10 pm Holy Eucharist
8 Feast of Pentecost with Holy Baptism at 9:00, 11:15 am and 5:00 pm
11 Feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle observed at the 12:10 pm Eucharist
14 Consecration of the New St. Peter’s Anglican Church