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Thursday's meeting with the Bishop
has been cancelled/postponed. His son is having additional surgery on Thursday. He will reschedule.
"Maundy Thursday" Service
April 13th @ 7:00PM
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
(White is appropriate at the Eucharist)
Before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having
loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of
Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that
he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.
Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied
around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" Jesus answered, "You
do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand." Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet."
Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no share with me." Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet
only but also my hands and my head!" Jesus said to him, "One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the
feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you." For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason
he said, "Not all of you are clean."
"Easter Vigil" Service
Saturday, April 15th @ 7:00PM
After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple
of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate
gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing
a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices
in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and
in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation,
and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
Choral Eucharist 9:00AM
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Jesus went out with his disciples across
the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also
knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with
police from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and they came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing
all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked them, "Whom are you looking for?" They answered, "Jesus
of Nazareth." Jesus replied, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to
them, "I am he," they stepped back and fell to the ground. Again he asked them, "Whom are you looking for?"
And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me,
let these men go." This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken, "I did not lose a single one of those whom you
gave me." Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear.
The slave's name was Malchus. Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath. Am I not to drink the cup
that the Father has given me?"
"Easter Sunday" Service
April 16th @ 9:00AM
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending
from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; I know
that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place
where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, `He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you
to Galilee; there you will see him.' This is my message for you." So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great
joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came to him, took hold
of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee;
there they will see me."
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to
you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain - 1 Corinthians 15:2
What saves us? What God
did for us in Jesus! Let's make a commitment to let nothing make us relinquish our trust and dependency upon that hope,
that Gospel by which we are saved. There is no other name, no other Gospel, no other message that can give us salvation. (see
Acts 4:12; Gal. 1:3-9; Col. 2:6-16) We don't need to add anything else to it. We must never let anyone take anything away
from it. Let's hold firmly to this faith, this trust, in God's grace given to us in Jesus!
Father, I trust in no other God but you. I trust in no other Gospel but the story of your love and grace in Jesus. As the
old hymn so beautifully puts it, I ask dear Father that I may "never, ever, outlive my love for Thee." In Jesus'
name I pray. Amen.
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