Wednesday of Holy Week

Collect for Wednesday of Holy Week

Assist us mercifully with your grace, Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the meditation of those mighty acts by which you have promised us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday in Holy Week

Tuesday of Holy Week

O Lord our God, whose blessed Son gave his back to be whipped and did not hide his face from shame and spitting: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Monday in Holy Week

The Collect for Monday in Holy Week:

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Holy Week Information

A good source of information about the various days of Holy Week:  http://anglicanpastor.com/what-is-holy-week-a-rookie-anglican-guide/

Also here is a complete schedule of Holy Week events:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, March 26-28—Holy Communion Service at noon (at Christ the King)
  • Thursday, March 29 — Maundy Thursday — Dinner at 6:00; Eucharist at 7:00 followed by Stripping of the Altar
  • Friday, March 30 — Good Friday (at Christ the King)
    Stations of the Cross at 11:00 am
    Seven Last Words Service at 12:00 pm
    Tenebrae Service at 8:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 31 — Holy Saturday service — 5:00 p.m. (no communion)
  • Saturday, March 31 (at Christ the King) — Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 8:15 pm
  • Sunday, April 1 — The Feast of the Resurrection (Easter)
  • Monday, April 2 — Holy Communion (said service) — 12:00 — Monday of Easter Week
  • Tuesday, April 3 — Holy Communion (said service) — 12:00 — Tuesday of Easter Week

 

 

 

Holy Week Service Schedule

For your convenience and planning, here is a schedule of Holy Week services, and locations.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, March 26-28—  Holy Communion Service at noon (at Christ the King)
  • Thursday, March 29 — Maundy Thursday — Dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Roast lamb provided; all asked to bring side dish and dessert to share.                                                                                  Service at 7:00 p.m.  Traditional Maundy Thursday Eucharist with the Stripping of the Altar
  • Friday, March 30 — Good Friday (at Christ the King)
    Stations of the Cross at 11:00 am
    Seven Last Words Service at 12:00 pm
    Tenebrae Service at 8:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 31 — Holy Saturday service — 5:00 p.m. (no communion)
  • Saturday, March 31 (at Christ the King) — Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 8:15 pm
  • Sunday, April 1 — The Feast of the Resurrection (Easter)  (No Sunday School)
  • Monday, April 2 — Holy Communion (said service) — 12:00 — Monday of Easter Week
  • Tuesday, April 3 — Holy Communion (said service) — 12:00 — Tuesday of Easter Week

 

 

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

Men — this Saturday morning (March 17), at 7:30 a. m.  Paul Burns will be cooking up  breakfast for you.  All men of the church are invited to come and enjoy a tasty breakfast, good fellowship, and a great time of praying together.  Hope you can arrange your schedule to include this time with the other men of our parish.  You’ll be fed, encouraged, and on your way to the rest of your Saturday by 9:00 a.m.

Prayer Request from Karen Burns

Please pray for a young lady named Vicki, who has been admitted to the hospital with multiple blood clots in her lungs one close to her aorta. They are transferring her to a hospital better equipped to care for her, but it is a very serious situation. Thank you for your prayers.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

The men of the church will meet for breakfast Saturday morning (February 24) at 7:30 a.m.  A delicious breakfast, cooked by Mike Partin and Gwynne Jones, will be served and it will be a good time of food and fellowship.  All men are invited.  You will be fed, strengthened, encouraged and on your way to the rest of your Saturday by 9:00.  Please plan to attend!

Update from Elyse Burns

From Elyse this morning:

Dear Church Family –

 

Thank you so much for your prayers over the past couple of weeks…

 

Taiwan: the county we were in (Hualien) was quite devastated by the earthquake… 12 confirmed dead and hundreds more injured. Many were trapped in the rubble and it took several days to rescue as many people as possible. This cut our camp short and made it very bittersweet to say goodbye to the children.

Please continue to pray for those who lost loved ones and livelihoods in the damage of the earthquake, as well as those recovering from injuries and trauma.

Please also pray for the kids we worked with in the two weeks of camps. In the camps in Yilan especially, we had many behavioral issues. At the end of camp, some of the kids wrote “wishes” on goodbye cards. Many of them included wishes that their parents would stop drinking. Our camp leaders informed us that most of the parents in that village go to work before dawn and then resort to alcohol at the end of the day. My heart breaks for the kids because the lack of a nurturing familial atmosphere is obvious in the way they interact with us and each other. Many don’t know how to deal with their emotions or anger and many are desperately seeking attention. In the camp in Hualien, my roommate and I came across a large church with a cross on it and a service on Sunday morning. I wasn’t able to find out more, but it seems there is a Christian influence in that town and I pray this is so. We noticed a marked difference in behavior there as well…

Bali: thank your for your prayers for my health! I spent several days in the hospital but have finally been released. The doctors found bacteria/infection in my system through some blood tests… I’ve been on antibiotics now that seem to be clearing up the issues. I’m certainly not 100%, but I’m getting there and resting for the last few days that we’re here.

As always, I’m truly grateful for all of you and your support. I miss you all and think of you often.   Elyse

Update — Elyse Burns

From Karen Burns:  I spoke with Elyse today and she has been released from the hospital.  She is on an antibiotic and was feeling well.  They have canceled the plans they made for their time in Bali, but will still head to Korean in a couple of days.  The plan is to rest by the pool or on the beach and take it easy.  She has another roommate that has joined them, so between the two roommates she should be in good care.

Thank you for your prayers.

 

Prayer Update – Elyse Burns

From Karen Burns —

NEWS ABOUT THE TAIWAN GIRL:
Elyse managed to survive the earthquakes of Taiwan, but is still struggling with her health.  She hadn’t slept well while at English camp, due to the sleeping conditions and then the earthquaking.  She believes that she ended up leaving the little village with the flu.  So she began her holiday exhausted and recovering from the flu.

She and her roommate, Ammy flew to Singapore, then on to Bali, where they were going to hike and tour the countryside.  Not long after their arrival, Elyse began to throw up, non-stop for five hours.  She went to the ER and was put on a fluid IV.  The next day she seemed to be better and was able to visit the terraced rice fields. But the throwing up began again, this time accompanied by intestinal distress.

She returned to the ER and has been in the hospital for at least two days now.  They have run blood tests and found she has an infection in her blood stream and colon, and is on antibiotics.  She has been able to keep food down, and is sure that her fever has finally broken.

Ammy has been able to stay with her most of the time (I guess the hospital is a beautiful place).

They are still waiting on tests to see if there is anything else going on.

Please pray for this girl!  They are supposed to end their trip with a stop at the Olympics, but I haven’t heard if that is still on the docket.

Thanks!

Lord God in whose word this whole world is held together, we feel helpless in the natural realm for our dear sister, Elyse, who is far away from home.  But we rejoice that there is nowhere so far away that you are not there and we know that you are with Elyse as she battles illness and distance and different customs.  We joyfully entrust her to your care and keeping, asking that you would shower your mercy and goodness upon her in this difficult time.  We also ask that you would fill her, and those who love her, with your peace in great measure.  We thank you that our confidence is in you as we pray in the Name of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen

Barbara Beckley has entered the Church Triumphant

From Terri Sebree:

Our sister Barbara Beckley passed away this morning.
Depart, O Christian soul, out of this world;
In the Name of God the Father Almighty who created you;
In the Name of Jesus Christ who redeemed you;
In the Name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you.
May your rest be this day in peace, and your dwelling place in the Paradise of God.