SUNDAY, APRIL 2     FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT    COMMUNION

Today we enjoy the wonderfully engaging story from Ezekiel 37:1-14, the one about the dry bones.  Such an affirming tale, with wisdom for us all.  Holy Communion will be served, and new life offered, too!  The homily will be called “Claiming the Power to Prophesy”.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 9   PALM/PASSION SUNDAY

Today is a festival Sunday, where both Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and some of the passion story, will be celebrated.  The primary text is Matthew 27:11-54.  The service promises to be moving and thoughtful, and the message is entitled “From Bad to Worse?”   Please remember, there will be just ONE service today, at 10:30am.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 13           MAUNDY THURSDAY     7PM

Join us this evening for a lovely service of solemnity and sacrament, as we commemorate Jesus’ last night on earth, and the final meal with his followers.  We will meet at 7pm in the Chapel, and at some point will adjourn to the Upper Room next door for a very moving Communion experience.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 16   EASTER SUNDAY!

Matthew 28:1-10 is this year’s version of the great and exciting resurrection narrative.  Festive music and liturgy, and a rousing sermon called “The Demise of Fear” will all contribute to another memorable Easter experience.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 23    SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE

John 20:19-31 takes us back to familiar ground, with the post-resurrection stories of the disciples and the ever-present doubting Thomas.    The sermon will be called “Really?  Truly?”

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30        NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY

Today we return to our annual celebration of the faith contributions made to Christianity by Native American people.  Liturgy and song and traditional instruments will all contribute to a peaceful, introspective mood.  Our music, fittingly enough, will be offered in the style of Taize, as is our habit every fifth Sunday in a month.  Luke 24:13-35 tells the wonderful post-resurrection story of the events on the way to Emmaus, and the sermon will be called “Full Disclosure”.