HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 24: Palm Sunday Eucharist: 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 25: EPISCOPAL VISIT – Bishop Gayle Harris. One combined service at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 28: Children’s Walking the Way of the Cross: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday: 6:15 p.m., Parish Hall – Agape Supper,
7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Mandatum, held in the Parish Hall (ritual of Washing of the Feet)
Friday, March 30: Good Friday: 3 p.m. Labyrinth Walk and 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
Saturday, March 31: Holy Saturday: 7 p.m.- The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter
Sunday, April 1: Easter Sunday: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt after 10 a.m. service
Easter Flower Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, March 17 and 18 so that you can offer flowers in memory of (or in thanksgiving for) loved ones. Please print clearly on the envelopes your name and those for whom the flowers are given. Include your donation and place your envelope in the Offertory plate. Deadline: Monday, March 19.
Lenten Array Meditation Booklets are at all entrances to the church. Please take one!
Sunday, March 18: Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.
Sunday, March 18: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. Please continue reading “All Shall be Well”, chapters 16 -20, pages 88-116. The group will NOT be meeting the next two Sundays: Palm Sunday, March 25, and Easter Sunday, April 1, renewing our reading Sunday April 8. Brian and Brooke Skea
Sunday, March 18: HEALTH MINISTRIES – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service, we welcome Liz Harnois from the Brain Injury Association of MA. She will discuss “Keeping Your Brain Safe”, focusing on brain and brain injury, and information on falls and prevention.
Wednesday, March 21: Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session – There is a sign-up sheet in the Reception Room for the Wednesday Lenten Supper & Session. Please sign-up to bring Soup or Bread. Continuing on Wednesday, March 21, we will gather at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, and share a soup-and-bread supper. Our discussion and reflection session will begin at 5:45 pm and finish by 6:45 pm. We will read from one edition: The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan. This fifth session will cover pages 137 – 164.
Sunday, March 25: SHEPHERD GROUPS: The Brewster Shepherd Group will gather at Elizabeth & Gilbert Merritt’s at 5:30 pm at 64 Nickerson Rd., Orleans. The Orleans Shepherd Group will gather at 5:30 pm at Anne & Steve Koehler’s: 14 Cheney Rd., Orleans. Parking available in our driveway and the driveway across the street (17 Cheney). RSVP: email@example.com or 508-255-0453.
Wednesday, March 28: Holy Wednesday – Walking the Way of the Cross and Supper at 5:30 pm. This is for all Church School families and their extended families and friends. “Sign-up” for this traditional event is necessary to determine amount of food to purchase. The sign-up poster is posted on the Church School bulletin board in the Gathering Room.
It’s time to FILL THE EGGS for the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 1! Pick up your empty plastic eggs in the gallery/reception area after the service and return them filled with wrapped, nut-free goodies by Palm Sunday at the latest. Thank you!
33rd Annual United People for Kids Good Friday Walk – U.P. for Kids is proud to sponsor the thirty-third Annual Good Friday Walk on March 30, 2018. The walk benefits children with special needs and their families on Cape Cod and the Islands. If you can’t walk with us but would like to pledge, you can speak with one of our youth groupers, or Donna Tavano, or myself at the coffee hour, or you can mail your donation to U.P. for Kids, P.O. Box 297 Yarmouthport, Ma. 02675. We hope that you will join us for this worthy cause in the Spirit of our Lords Ultimate Sacrifice. Questions? See Rich Weeks, Chairman, U.P. for Kids at 508-362-1586 or 508-685-8746 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God Bless you!
CHS Artist: The CHS artist for the month of March is Pat McLeod. Pat has dabbled in various art forms most of her life. In recent years she has concentrated on painting with water colors and quilting. Please come and enjoy her show! The 2018 Gallery calendar is full – thank you! The 2019 Gallery Calendar will be available for monthly sign ups this July. Please consider your God given talents/gifts and sign up to share them with us. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – email@example.com – 508 255 7277.
Calling ALL Crafters: June is crafters month in the Gallery/Reception Room. Please contact Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281 if you would like to contribute to this show.
Nauset Interfaith Association: The Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith Association is collecting gift cards during March to support refugee families and individuals in Worcester and on Cape Cod. Specific cards requested: Star Market, Stop & Shop, Walmart and Visa. These can be given to Fr. Ken or left in the Justice & Peace mailbox in the office, (please identify giver). Thank you!
The Refugee Support Team is sponsoring a 2nd annual “Weekend on Cape Cod” for refugee families and individuals living in Massachusetts on July 13-15 and August 10-12. If you might be interested in being a host please contact Fr. Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-478-5719 or Nancy Ludewig who hosted a family last summer at email@example.com or 774-323-0032. Thank you!