April 6, 2023
6:00 PM Soup & Bread Supper
Join us for a time of fellowship with a simple soup and bread supper from 6:00 p.m. - until about 6:45 pm.
7:00 PM Proper Liturgy with Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar.
The Maundy Thursday liturgy recreates the events around the last Supper. At the Passover meal, Jesus institutes the Eucharist with the words: "do this in remembrance of me". During the meal Jesus, on bended knee embraces the role of servant, washes His disciples feet and then extends the mandate: "as I have done, now you must do." The service ends abruptly with the stripping of the altar and chancel, and the reserved sacrament of Our Lord's Body and Blood is carried and placed on the Altar of Repose. We depart in silence reflecting on all that the Lord has done to show so great a love for us.
Our Chapel will stay open after the service until 9PM for prayer and reflection at the altar of repose.
April 7, 2023
12:00 PM Proper Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross & Distribution of Communion from Reserve Sacrament.
This service focuses on Jesus's passion and death, with prayers for the Church, world and with a public veneration by the faithful of the Wood of the Cross. Then we gather at the altar to receive the gift of Holy Eucharist and recall our Christian calling to be bread and peace for one another and our world.
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross) is a devotion to the Passion of Christ which recalls a series of events at the end of Jesus' life from his condemnation to his burial. The Way of the Cross imitates the practice of visiting the places of Jesus' Passion in the Holy Land by early Christian pilgrims.
Sat, April 8, 2023
8:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter. Service will begin in church yard, weather permitting.
The Great Easter Vigil is the service of all services. We remember our sacred story of God's redeeming work from the time of Creation to the Resurrection of Jesus, our Lord. We remember, we celebrate, we believe: Jesus is risen and through Baptism we share in and claim the promise of life with God, forever. This service traditionally includes the lighting of the New Fire and Christ Candle, singing of the Exultet, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and the First Celebration of Easter Eucharist.
April 9, 2023
9:30 AM Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist
Our joyous celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will include the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Following the 9:30 AM Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist
An Easter Egg Hunt for Prince of Peace children ages 10 and under will be held in the church yard on Easter Sunday, following the service.