Holy Week Volunteers Needed!
Easter is April 5th. Please sign up for Easter Flowers today! Envelopes can be found in our pews.

We are looking for volunteers to sing with the choir during Holy week and on Easter Sunday. Please see Matt Dingles, our music director, for more details.

We are looking for donations of candy and small toys to use in our annual Easter Basket drive. Please drop off your donations on or before Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday, please join us as we assemble approximately 100 Easter Baskets for the Interfaith Food Pantry and Hesed House for those children of our community in need.

We are looking for volunteers to help host and provide dishes for our traditional Easter Luncheon. The sign-up list is posted outside the kitchen.
Christians and the Season of Lent

Christians are called to use the season of Lent as a time for introspection, self examination, repentance and preparation for Easter. Lent spans 40 weekdays beginning on Ash Wednesday and concludes during Holy Week with Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), Good Friday, and the Saturday before Easter. This sacred time is equal only to the Season of Advent in importance in the Christian year.


Lent has traditionally been marked by penitential prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. According to the Book of Common Prayer, Ash Wednesday and the other weekdays of Lent and of Holy Week (except March 25 the Feast of the Annunciation) are observed by special acts of discipline and self-denial. Some individuals observe Lent with a rigid schedule of fasting on certain days, or they may give up certain food such as; meat, alcohol, or sweets. Others focus on deeds by helping those in need or special charitable giving.


During Lent, it is especially appropriate to observe abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of the season. It is also quite appropriate to fast on Ash Wednesday. Fasting means either not eating at all, but staying hydrated by drinking water or juice, or by eating only one full meal and two lesser meals that together would not add up to another full meal.


The Liturgy for Ash Wednesday reminds us of the disciplines of the season on page 265 in the BCP 1979:  “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.”


Concerning Private Confession

Consider making a private confession to a priest during Lent.  If you don’t want to confess to your Rector, choose another priest nearby and make an appointment with him or her.  “All may, some should, none must,” but I think it’s well worth it to deal with patterns of sin we recognize in ourselves when we are fearlessly honest with ourselves and God during Lent.  I am always available for confession, before or after services and by office appointment.  



Fr. Mike+
Rector, Calvary Episcopal Church

Concerning Private Confession

 

Consider making a private confession to a priest during Lent.  If you don’t want to confess to your Rector, choose another priest nearby and make an appointment with him or her.  “All may, some should, none must,” but it’s well worth it to deal with patterns of sin we recognize in ourselves when we are fearlessly honest with ourselves and God during Lent.  Fr. Mike is always available for confession, before or after services and by office appointment. 

Concerning Private Confession

 

Consider making a private confession to a priest during Lent.  If you don’t want to confess to your Rector, choose another priest nearby and make an appointment with him or her.  “All may, some should, none must,” but it’s well worth it to deal with patterns of sin we recognize in ourselves when we are fearlessly honest with ourselves and God during Lent.  Fr. Mike is always available for confession, before or after services and by office appointment. 

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Sunday:  8:00 a.m.

             10:00 Sunday School
             10:15 a.m. 
Tuesday: 7:00 am
Wednesday: 9:30 am
Thursday:
5:45 pm



 

Monday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Intercessory Prayer:
     March 26 @ 4:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Study:
     March 29 @ 9:15 a.m.
     April 5 @ 9:15 a.m.

     Led by J. VanDuyn

Palm Sunday:

    
March 29
    
8:00 & 10:15 a.m. Services
     10:00 a.m. Sunday School
     11:15 a.m. Easter Basket Making

Women's Study Group:
     March 30 @ 3:00 p.m.
     "A Train in  Winter"

Adult Bible Study:
     April 1 @ 10:15 a.m.
     Led by Fr. Mike

Maundy Thursday:
     April 2
     6:00 p.m. Agape Supper
     7:00 p.m. Holy  Eucharist
     12:00 a.m. Night Prayer

Good Friday:
     April 3
    
9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
     3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
     7:00 p.m. Liturgy of Passion & Death

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
     April 4
     9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer &     Paschal Candle
     7:30 p.m. Great Vigil
 
EASTER SUNDAY!
     April 5
    
8:00 & 10:15 a.m. Services
     10:00 a.m. Sunday School
     11:15 a.m.Easter Egg Hunt
     12:30 p.m. Luncheon