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April 2014

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Lent continues into April with the final two Lenten Dinners, Studies and Services on April 2 and 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Even if you haven't yet been able to participate in one yet, come on out for some good Christian fellowship, study and worship!

The Lenten Season, of course, culminates with Holy Week and Easter beginning on Palm Sunday, April 13, when we'll Process the Palms and partake in a Dramatic Reading of the Passion Narrative. Our observances continue on April 17, Maundy Thursday, when the altar is stripped and the hour-by-hour overnight vigil begins. Sign up in the parish hall to watch and pray with our Lord for one hour that night, either at church or in your home.

This leads us into Good Friday (April 18), when we'll commemorate the three hours, from noon to 3 pm, that Christ hung on the cross, with a service that will include meditations, prayers, music, and a walking of the Stations of the Cross. Join in as much of the three hours as you are able. On Holy Saturday (April 19), we will be welcoming several new Christians into the church through the Sacrament of Baptism at 4 pm.

Then on Easter Sunday, we'll begin the joyous celebration with a two-mile Flame Walk from the site of the earlier Pohick Church to our present building. Those wishing to participate in this annual event, meet in the Old Colchester lot no later than 4:30 am to be shuttled to the walk's starting location near Cranford Methodist Church. Alternatively, you may meet the flame walkers at the South steps of Pohick Church at 5:30 am when we will light the Paschal Candle and renew our baptismal vows in a moving candlelight service inside. Afterwards, we'll enjoy Scones and Hot Cross Buns, courtesy of he Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Later in the morning, we will celebrate Easter with three Festival Eucharists at 7:45, 9:15 and 11:15 am. Come early to get a seat! There will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children following the 9:15 am service.

In this month's EPost, our Rector reflects upon visiting several of the churches associated with Holy Week during his sabbatical last summer. In this same vein, read our Assistant's reflections upon the Paschal Mystery. Also, our Sr. Warden expresses an early "alleluia" over the wonderful response to our start-of-the-year budget challenges.

Looking for ways to serve in the name of our Lord? Consider buying stock in our Youth Group's Summer Mission Trip, or be a part of "Agape Works," or donate to our Spring Yard Sale. For explanations of all these ministries, as well as other news and upcoming events, read through each and every page of this month's EPost!

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  • Wednesday, April 2
    Lenten Potluck Dinner, Studies and Taize
    Service 6:30 - 8:30 pm

  • Sunday, April 6 Scripture readings
    Sunday Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Sunday School for all Ages, 10:15 am

  • Wednesday, April 9
    Lenten Potluck Dinner, Studies and Taize
    Service 6:30 - 8:30 pm

  • Palm Sunday, April 13 Scripture readings
    Sunday Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Palm Procession &
    Dramatic Passion Reading, All Services
    Sunday School for all Ages, 10:15 am

  • Maundy Thursday, April 17
    Foot-Washing, Communion
    & Stripping of the Altar, 7:30 pm

  • Good Friday, April 18
    Good Friday Liturgy & Stations of the Cross,
    noon - 3 pm

  • Holy Saturday, April 19
    Holy Baptism, 4 pm

  • Easter Sunday, April 20 Scripture readings
    Flame Walk, 4:30 am
    Sunrise Service, 5:30 am
    Festival Services 7:45, 9:15 & 11:15 am
    Children's Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 am

  • Saturday, April 26
    Dedication of Civil War Sign, 10 am

  • Sunday, April 27 Scripture readings
    Sunday Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Sunday School for all Ages, 10:15 am