The Bishop’s Visitation and ConfirmationSpeaking of which, the loose offering that day will go to the Bishop’s Appeal which funds special programming in the diocese. We will have envelopes available for you as well as a web link shown here, OR you can text Joy to 73256: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=104588
Just so no one forgets . . . May 9 is Mother’s Day . . . We will be giving out carnations, as is our tradition on that day.
Please submit your long and short term prayer requests to Linda Mayton and she will be certain they get where they need to be.
There are no services at the church until further notice. However you can join in to the services for Holy Week at the National Cathedral in Washington.
See below for details.
We are counting down the days until Palm Sunday and Holy Week. I’ve been in discussions with other clergy, our bishop, and my “theologian brother.” Here’s what it comes down to . . we simply cannot do what we would normally do and no week is more important in our spiritual lives than this. It has to have a liturgical integrity that we cannot accomplish this year due to the Coronavirus. So, in light of that, I am suggesting to each of you that you “plug in” to the services on the web at the National Cathedral. The link is here: https://cathedral.org/lent/ When you click on the link, there will be an immediate connection and the services should show and flow nicely. The services are as follows:
Palm Sunday will livestream at 11:15 a.m.
Maundy Thursday will livestream at 7 p.m.
What we refer to as the Night Watch will livestream (with prayer and meditation resources) between 9 p.m. and midnight.
Good Friday services include Morning Prayer at 10 a.m., the Solemn Liturgy at noon, and Compline at 7 p.m.
The Easter Vigil will livestream at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Easter Day the service will livestream at 11:15.
You can watch as much or as little as you desire, but as I always tell you, experiencing the whole of Holy Week is a life-changing experience. You will understand so much more of the life of Christ by going through it liturgy by liturgy. You will not regret tuning into the National Cathedral, either. Their services are extraordinary as you may know. I’m sorry for all of this and sad for the loss of our own community celebration, but I suspect the next celebration will be even more meaningful and spirit-filled.