Lent Worship

Sunday Services


8:00AM & 10:30AM

HOLY EUCHARIST

On the second Sunday of the month (Community & Ministry Sunday) service is at 9:00am.


MidWeek Service


10:00AM

HOLY EUCHARIST & BIBLE STUDY


SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER


The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

SUNDAY APRIL 9, 2017

HOLY EUCHARIST & SERMON

9:00 A.M.: Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Holy Eucharist and Sermon


Holy Tuesday

TUESDAY APRIL 11, 2017

7:30 P.M.: The Service of the Tenebrae


Maundy Thursday

THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2017

7:30 P.M.: Agape Meal (auditorium), Holy Eucharist with Foot-washing, Stripping of the altar and the Watch.


Good Friday

FRIDAY APRIL 14, 2017

10:00 A.M.: Children's Stations of the Cross

12:00 noon - 3:00 P.M.: The Liturgy of Good Friday with the Seven Last Words

6:00 P.M.: Good Friday Concert


Holy Saturday

SATURDAY APRIL 15, 2017

8:00 P.M.: THE Great Vigil of Easter (Service begins in auditorium)


The Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter Day)

SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2017

5:30 A.M.: Sunrise Service

8:00 A.M.: The Holy Eucharist

9:15 A.M.: Easter Eggs Painting

10:30 A.M.: Festive Holy Eucharist (followed by the Children's Easter Egg hunt & brunch)



A Commentary on the Holy Week and Easter Day Services at St. Paul’s

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

9:00 a.m.: The Liturgy of the Palms, Procession and Holy Eucharist. Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. As customary, we will experience the Passion of Christ – his trial and crucifixion – as presented by the Gospel of St. Matthew. This service moves from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, as the King of the Jews, to a somber end with his death under a sign with the inscription, “The King of the Jews.” The Procession leaves from the auditorium to St. Paul's Place, to Church Avenue, onto Ocean Avenue, onto Caton Avenue to St. Paul's Place, to the entrance on St. Paul's Court.

Holy Tuesday

7:30p.m.: The service Tenebrae. The word ‘Tenebrae’ is Latin for darkness or shadows. This is a meditative service, consisting of readings, psalms, and hymns. The distinguishing feature of this service is the gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the nave, until only the Christ candle remains. The Christ candle is then hidden, typifying the apparent victory of Christ over the forces of evil. Then a loud noise is heard, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of the crucifixion. The hidden candle is restored to its place; by its light, all depart in silence.

Holy Wednesday

10:00a.m.: Mid-Week Holy Eucharist. This service is said Eucharist with Bible reflection.

Maundy Thursday

7:30p.m.: The service begins in the auditorium with the Agape meal, also known as the “Love Feast.” This meal recalls the one which Jesus shared with his disciples as a means of sharing and of fellowship. The service then moves into the act of foot washing. We remember the act of humility shown by the washing of the disciples’ feet by Jesus. We remember the Institution of the gift of Holy Communion to the disciples; we take the reserved Host to the Altar of Repose (Garden of Repose); we observe the Stripping of the Altar, making us mindful of the somber time in which we are about to enter. Finally, we begin the Watch at the Garden of Repose.

Good Friday

10:00a.m.: Children’s Stations of the Cross. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

12 Noon – 3:00p.m.: The Liturgy of Good Friday. The service begins with the Word of God. In place of the solemn reading of the Passion Gospel, there will be a series of meditations on the Seven Last Words, followed by the Solemn Collects, the Veneration of the Cross, and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.

Holy Saturday: The Great Vigil of Easter and the First Eucharist

8:00p.m.: This is the first of Easter Day and is celebrated anytime, from sunset on Holy Saturday to sunrise on Easter Day. The service has four movements: The Service of Light (the blessing of the new fire, lighting of the Paschal Candle; and the singing of the Exsultet); The Service of Lessons (recalling the History of Salvation); Christian Initiation (Holy Baptism), and the first Easter celebration of the Holy Eucharist. This service begins in the auditorium.

Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

5:30a.m.: Sunrise Service: This service is a meditative service which takes place in the Chapel.

8:00a.m.: Said Holy Eucharist and Sermon.

9:15a.m.: Easter Egg Painting in the undercroft. This is an intergenerational activity.

10:30a.m.: Festal Eucharist: We join with fellow Christians throughout the world to remember and to celebrate in liturgy, music, and color, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(followed by Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch).