I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word.
40 Days of
What if instead of giving things up or taking things away for Lent, we added something? If we all donated even a few items, can you imagine how many people we could help at the end of those 40 days? Let’s find out together! Join with our Church School, more information here.
April 14, 2019
9:30 AM The Liturgy of the Palms. Service will begin in church yard, weather permitting.
The Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday begins the last week of Lent, known as Holy Week. The dual nature of the Liturgy for this Sunday is evident from the title, the Sunday of the Passion. It begins with the pomp and glory of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem with shouts of "hosanna" to our King. These hosannas soon change to "Crucify him, crucify him," as the Passion is narrated and dramatically proclaimed.
April 18, 2019
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.
April 19, 2019
Stations of the Cross Devotion & Exhibit
The Stations of the Cross, fourteen marbleized carvings by sculptor Charles Welles, will be temporarily installed at Prince of Peace on Good Friday, April 19. The carvings depict Jesus’ final day on earth, from his arrest, to his placement in the tomb after death on the cross. There will be two short devotional services, one following the 12:00 Noon ecumenical service and one following the 7:00 pm Good Friday Liturgy, including remarks by the sculptor.
12:00 Noon Back Mountain Ministerium Ecumenical Service.
The Back Mountain Ministerium's annual Good Friday Ecumenical Service will be held at Prince of Peace Episcopal this year. On this day we remember the day Jesus died on the cross. We enter into Christ’s passion and death. Everyone is invited to attend this multi-denominational service.
7:00 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.
1:00 PM Blessing Over Basket For Easter
There will be a Blessing over Baskets of Easter Food at 1pm.
Sat, April 20, 2019
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 21, 2019
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. This year we will also celebrate with Holy Baptism.
Easter Egg Hunt
April 21, 2019
Following the 9:30 AM Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist
An Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under will be held in the church yard on Easter Sunday, following the service.