Sunday, April 20, 2014
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Sunday
Holy Eucharist, 7:30 a.m.
The Rev. Lisa Hackney, Celebrant
The Rev. Alan Gates, Preacher
Holy Eucharist, 9:00 a.m.
The Rev. Richard Israel, Celebrant
The Rev. Alan Gates, Preacher
Holy Eucharist, 11:15 a.m.
The Rev. Alan Gates, Celebrant & Preacher
Christian Formation for Children & Youth
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Preschool Childcare
Journey through Holy Week
As a reflection of our growing partnership in Episcopal ministry in the Heights, St. Paul’s and St. Alban’s will engage in a collaborative celebration of Holy Week.
Please join us for any of the following services noting that some will be held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2555 Euclid Heights Boulevard, Cleveland Heights.
A downloadable flyer of Holy Week services is available here.
Maundy Thursday, April 17
Labyrinth in Tucker Hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s
Family Agape Meal & Footwashing, Stripping of Altar & Beginning of the Watch, 5:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s —
A simple supper and experiential teaching about the meal andmessage Jesus shared with his friends in the Upper Room. Following the service an all night watch begins in the chapel as parishioners take turns remaining in prayerful companionship with Christ.
Holy Eucharist, Stripping of Altar & Tenebrae, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s — Recalls the Last Supper and concludes with Tenebrae, a diminishing candlelight ritual that represents the abandonment and arrest of Jesus at Gethsemane.
Good Friday, April 18
Stations of the Cross, 7:30 a.m. at St. Alban’s — The Watch comes to a close with the contemplative spoken prayers of the Stations of the Cross.
Ecumenical Service with Seven Last Words, 12 to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s — Preachers from area congregations offer meditations interspersed with music by St. Paul’s Senior Choir. Come for all or any portion of this service. See the flyer for listing of preachers.
Children’s Way of the Cross, 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s — This service is designed to connect themes of Good Friday with the everyday lives of children and people of all ages. Join us for a journey through six stations that begin and end in the Nave.
Good Friday Service, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s — A somber, spare service, featuring the Passion Gospel, solemn prayers for the church and the world, and devotions before the Cross.
Good Friday Service, 7:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s – Contemplative and evocative, the Passion according to John is chanted in plainsong.
Holy Saturday, April 19
Interactive Labyrinth, 12 to 3 p.m. in Tucker Hall at St. Paul’s — Walk and meditate on areas of life - hurts, distractions, “noise”- for the purpose of drawing closer to God.
The Great Vigil of Easter with first Eucharist of Easter, 8 p.m. at St. Alban’s -- (Incense will be used at this service.) An ancient rite, rich in powerful symbol: the new fire and Paschal Candle are lit and the ancient hymn of praise, the Exsultet is chanted. We begin in darkness and with our lit candles we hear the story of God’s saving history as told in the readings of the Easter Vigil with the help of the Women’s Schola of St. Paul’s. The first Easter Acclamation heralds Christ’s Resurrection and the first eucharist of Easter.
Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunday
Join us at St. Paul's at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 a.m. as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior!
Don’t forget to bring flowers from your garden or the store on Easter morning, Sunday, April 20, and help us adorn the font as a symbol of our Risen Life in Christ.
No Church School, Breakfast, Compline...on Easter Sunday! All will resume on Sunday, April 27.
Read a message from Wardens of St. Paul's Vestry here.
Read a message from Bishop Hollingsworth here.
Read the article from The Boston Globe here.
Read all about the new bishop on the Diocese of Massachusetts website.
St. Paul's 2013 Annual Report
can be viewed here.
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