Palm/Passion Sunday – This day commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The gospels record the arrival of Jesus riding into the city on a donkey, while the crowds spread their cloaks and palm branches on the street and shouted "Hosanna to the Son of David" and "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord" to honor him as their long-awaited Messiah and King. We will enter from the Dunn Garden and receive blessed palms (weather permitting). By walking in their footsteps, as Christians have done since the 3rd century, we realize how we, too, often welcome Jesus into our hearts, only to reject him when our hopes and desires are not fulfilled in the way we prefer. The inclu-sion of the Passion in the service previews the events of the days ahead, and thereby constitutes our final Lenten preparation for the Great Three Days at the end of the week.
Maundy Thursday – This ceremony will be a Holy Eucharist at 6 pm with the washing of feet, the stripping of the altar and our sudden departure in silence. The homily will be sparse, for if ever actions speak louder than words, the Maundy Thursday service so speaks.
Good Friday – Traditionally, Hot Cross buns are made on Good Friday and shared with family and friends. In the olden days, people believed that buns brought good fortune if they were baked on Good Fri-day. Today these buns, marked with a cross, remind us of the death of Jesus. We will begin preparing Hot Cross Buns at 2 pm in the parish house. If you would like to participate, please bring 2 large bowls and your own stirring spoon and call Sue Hodge at 532-1039 or the parish office at 537-3610, so that we can pur-chase the ingredients that will be needed.
At 4:00 pm on Good Friday, we will gather for a service of Stations of the Cross in the Parish House. This service of prayer is simply called the Liturgy, where we once again confront the Passion narrative of Christ’s arrest, betrayal along with his crucifixion and death. There is no Eucharist on this day as we remem-ber the absence of Christ from our midst. The fourteen stations recall the stages of Christ’s suffering, includ-ing the torture and mockery that he endured by his Roman guards, Jesus’ stumbling journey through the maze of streets on his way to Golgatha, and the final moments when his life ended and his body was taken away to be buried. At each station, we pause for a brief reading from scripture, a prayer, and a period of re-flection.
Easter Day – We will offer a service of Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 8:00 am. At 11:00 am, we will offer a Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Alleulia!
I AM - Bible Study Resumes after Lent & Easter break, April 30th.
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The 197th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina was held January, 2013, Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC
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Annual Reports: The Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina: 2010, 2011, 2012