Holy Week at Holy Trinity

Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) – March 29

  • 10 am Eucharist, Rite II & Procession w/ Palms (Terri Bays preaching / presiding)

Tuesday in Holy Week – March 31

  • 5:45-6:15pm Confessions
  • 6:30pm Eucharist
  • 7:15-8:30pm Bible Study

Wednesday in Holy Week – April 1

  • 6:30 pm Blue Shadows—Tenebrae Service with original compositions by Hugh Page performed live by the Oblates of Blues

Maundy Thursday – April 2

  • 6:30 pm Footwashing and Eucharist, Rite II, with Stripping of the Altar (Terri Bays preaching/presiding)
  • 9 pm Thursday – 12 pm Friday: Vigil at the Altar of Repose

 

Good Friday – April 3

  • 9 pm Thursday – 12 pm Friday: Vigil at the Altar of Repose
  • 12 pm Good Friday Liturgies, including the Passion Gospel, Sermon and Solemn Collects, Adoration of the Cross and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament (Jim Lodwick and Stewart Clem co-officiants)

 

Holy Saturday – April 4

  • 9 am Propers for Holy Saturday
  • 9:30am Parish Work Day with Pot Luck lunch
  • 8 pm Great Vigil of Easter
  • Easter Feast following the Vigil

Easter Sunday – April 5

  • 10 am Eucharist, Rite II (Terri Bays Preaching / Presiding)
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This Week With Holy Trinity Lent IV

Sunday, March 30 (Lent IV)

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel—Fr. Brian Preacher/Celebrant
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar—Fr. Brian Preacher/Celebrant

Tuesday, April 1Stations of the Cross, Soup and Scripture

  • 5:45-6:15pm Confessions in the St. Joseph Chapel*
  • 6:30pm Stations of the Cross
  • 7-8:30pm Soup Supper & Bible Study: How do We Hear God? —Fools speak folly (Isaiah 32:1-8)

 

Saturday, April 5—Healing Our History

  • 10am-5pm Sharing the Stories of our Parish’s Joy and Pain (Potluck Lunch) that we might join in a day of reflection, repentance and renewal.

 

Sunday, April 6 (Lent V)

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel—Mtr. Terri Preacher/Celebrant
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar—Mtr. Terri Preacher/Celebrant

 

* Those wishing to make their confessions should gather in the chapel and then go with the priest in turn to another part of the church for greater privacy

This Week with Holy Trinity—Lent I

Sunday, March 9 (Lent I)

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel—Mtr. Terri Preacher/Celebrant
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar with Great Litany—Mtr. Terri Preacher/Celebrant

Tuesday, March 11StationsSoupScripture

  • 5:45-6:15pm Confessions in the St. Joseph Chapel*
  • 6:30pm Stations of the Cross
  • 7-8:30pm Soup Supper & Bible Study: How do We Hear God?

Thursday, March 13

Sunday, March 16 (Lent II)

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel—Fr. Stewart Preacher/Celebrant
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar—Fr. Stewart Preacher/Celebrant

* Those wishing to make their confessions should gather in the chapel and then go with the priest in turn to another part of the church for greater privacy.

Giving it up for Lent

The following is adapted from the a letter to the parish in the March, 2014 Holy Trinity Newsletter.

As we enter the first days of Lent, many of us are belatedly thinking about what we will give up for Lent.  I remember several years ago, just after our first child had been born, when Tim and I decided that we would give up sleep for Lent. Given how much sleep we had already given up during Epiphanytide, we didn’t think we could manage giving up anything else!

Some of us may be feeling just like that. Epiphany was hard on us this year, what with the weather and with the inevitable bumps and bruises of a transition period. We are hanging on, but our reserves are low—financially and otherwise. How, in the name of God, can we possibly give up anything else?

The key, of course, is giving it up in the name of God. In the Ash Wednesday service, we are reminded that even the earliest Christians used Lent as a time when “the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior.” In other words, Lent is a time when what we give up are our burdens of sin and shame. Unless you are giving up a sinful habit—say, the chocolate you have been stealing out of someone else’s candy bowl—the habits you change during Lent serve as a reminder of the spiritual habits you are trying, in the name of God, to change.

Giving Hands

Giving Hands, by Flickr user Artotem

So, what are you giving up for Lent?

Do you bear a burden of anger or resentment that you are ready to lay down? Try setting it down for a moment or two at a time, not denying the burden, but allowing God to carry both it and you and that other person or situation. This is not an easy thing. Just as we have to practice realizing that we can live without chocolate, so also do we have to practice realizing what it is like to live without our resentments.

Do you bear a burden of anxiety? Try setting that down for a moment or two! Worrying about things is a way in which we try to control outcomes that are beyond our authority. Try returning the situation to its proper authority, pausing to praise the God in whose love all things work for good. Practice, just as you practice a new way of eating, attending primarily to the outcomes that are within your own authority to control.

Some burdens are harder to put down than others. For these, the church has long offered the sacrament of Confession as a way of formally enlisting the help of God and of the church as we engage the difficult practices of self-examination, repentance and reconciliation. Sacramental confession is available to you at any time by appointment. During Lent, sacramental confession will also be available regularly in the St. Joseph chapel on Tuesdays between 5:30 and 6:15pm. If you have any questions about which form might be right for you, do not hesitate to ask. The rule about confession in the Episcopal church is: all may, none must, some should.

With blessings and warm wishes for the observance of a holy Lent,

Mother Terri+

Lenten Services at the Church of the Holy Trinity

cross of ashesMarch 5—Ash Wednesday—Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

  • 12pm—Rev. Canon John Schramm Preacher and Celebrant
  • 6:30pm—Rev. Dr. Terri Bays Preacher and Celebrant

March 11 & 18, April 1, 8 & 15—Tuesday Evenings in Lent —Stations, Soup and Scripture

  • 5:30-6:15pm Confessions
  • 6:30pm Stations of the Cross
  • 7:00pm Soup Supper & Bible Study

March 25—Feast of the Annunciation—Joint Service with the Episcopal Parishes of St. Joseph County, hosted by the Cathedral of St. James

  • 6:30pm Festal Eucharist
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Holy Week

April 16—Wednesday in Holy Week—Tenebrae Service, 6:30pm

April 17—Maundy Thursday

  • Foot Washing, Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar, 6:30pm
  • Vigil at the Altar of Repose, 9pm – noon
  • April 18—Good Friday—Solemn Liturgies
    • 12pm—Passion Gospel, Sermon and Solemn Collects
    • 1pm—Adoration of the Cross and Solemn Reproaches
    • 2pm—Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

April 19—Holy Saturday—Great Vigil of Easter 9pm

April 20—Easter Sunday—Festal Easter Eucharist 10am