Lent

Ash Wednesday – February 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.:  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent with a reflective Ash Wednesday worship service that inspires us to consider the meaning of our lives and call us to recommit to our own personal spiritual growth during the days leading up to Holy Week and Easter.

Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. – View our Palm Sunday service here

Maundy Thursday – April 9, 2020 – We will not be gathering for our usual potluck, for obvious reasons. So, attached to this email, please find instructions for you to celebrate in your home. When you prepare your meal, consider preparing something that you may bring to the potluck that we WILL have when we return to our church building together–whenever that happens in the future. And, if you take a picture of your home celebration, please email it to harcovitch@gmail.com and/or post on our Facebook page.

We hope this will be a meaningful ritual for you to commemorate the day in your home.

Please click on this link to access the instructions: Maundy Thursday At Home Table Sharing Ritual

Good Friday Tenebrae – April 10, 2020 will be livestreamed at 7:00 p.m. virtually and on Facebook Live.  Tenebrae means shadows. In this tradition, we hear the passages that tell the story of Jesus’ walk to the cross and his Crucifixion, and extinguish candles until we join him in the darkness of the tomb. This is a beautiful and powerful service of remembrance. If you have not attended before, this year’s virtual opportunity is worth experiencing.

Prayer Vigil – Good Friday – April 10 at 8:00 PM through 6:00 a.m., Easter Morning – April 12, 2020:  We are going to attempt to do the vigil remotely. From the time the Good Friday service ends until Easter Sunrise service begins, we will attempt to hold our virtual zoom and Facebook Live worship spaces open. There will be a picture of the church or chancel (front of the sanctuary). You may log in at any time during the night or following day to pray and reflect. If the platform fails, please know our Facebook page will be there–you may post a prayer there, also, if you like. Use the link for Maundy Thursday (above).

Easter Sunrise – April 12, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. will be broadcast virtually at 6:30 a.m. through Facebook Live and Zoom. Please do not gather at the cemetery or waterside–though it may be tempting, consider that many others may be doing the same, and creating a health risk. Please resist the temptation–it is not worth a life. Melissa Blundon has prepared a beautiful virtual sunrise reflection for our livestream, and Scott Chasse has prepared a beautiful rendition of “Morning Has Broken.” Tune in, don’t turn up!

Easter Sunday – April 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. will be livestreamed. Join us for beautiful music, prayer, preaching, and celebration. Don’t forget to send Roberta your picture to be included in our slideshow of members!