Holy Week & Easter
I want to make sure that you are all aware of our Holy Week through Easter Sunday opportunities at St. Philip's. And to encourage you to find a way to be a part of the holiest and most important week of our entire Christian year of grace together. Each of these chances to more deeply engage your own life in Christ, as we walk the way of Jesus' Passion, Death, and Resurrection, will take place in-person and live-streaming as usual (Facebook at fb.com/stphilipspalestine & YouTube at bit.ly/stphilipsyt). And, as has been our custom, face masks continue to be required and socially-distanced seating is in place. However, congregational singing will be a part of Holy Week and Easter this year! TBTG (thanks be to God)!
Palm Sunday, March 28 @ 10:30 am
Enter holy week by ushering in Jesus as the Messiah and remain for the turn as we hear the Passion Gospel, then meet Jesus in Holy Eucharist. Bishop Jeff Fisher will be with us to celebrate and preach!
Maundy Thursday, April 1 @ 6:30 pm
Celebrate the institution of the Lord's Supper and hear Jesus call us to serve one another in love (optional footwashing removed due to distancing guidance).
Good Friday, April 2 @ Noon
Walk with Jesus in the darkest hour and recall the meaning of his sacrificial love for us, then remain for Stations of the Cross.
Easter Vigil, April 3 @ 8 pm
Don't miss the turn from the darkness of Lent and our Lord's death on the cross to the glorious celebration of Jesus' defeat of death through the resurrection at this most important service. If you were to miss one service in a year, don't let it be this one! This is huge for Episcopalians!
Easter Sunday, April 4 @ 10:30 am
Meet Jesus for Holy Eucharist on the morning we celebrate the newness of life through his resurrection.
These worship opportunities are historic, they're modeled after late 4th century Christian practices and we embrace them, even now in the Episcopal Church. Don't let this Holy Week pass you by. This is what Episcopalians do and love, and there is a reason for it! Experience that reason.
I look forward to walking this holy path alongside you, as we are changed into his likeness from glory to glory, by his grace and mercy, through the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Fr. Justin Briggle
Rector, St. Philip's Episcopal Church