Margaret “Cookie” Cook will miss the Easter service here for the first time in 90 years. Our oldest member and leader of the Altar Guild for some fifty or more years, Cookie’s declining health required her to move last week into her niece’s house in Oxford, Pennsylvania. She will be 91 on March 31. Timothy Davidson has produced a birthday card and invites everyone to sign it at the reception on Easter Day.
Our observance of the Easter Triduum, the three-day period recalling the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, began this evening with the Maundy Thursday liturgy. It continues through tomorrow’s Good Friday liturgy at 12:30 p.m., and a special service of Prayer around the Cross at 7:00 p.m. On the evening of Holy Saturday, at 8:00 p.m., we observe the Great Vigil of Easter. Finally on Easter Day, we will have two celebrations of the Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 a.m., followed by a reception.
Holy Week begins next Sunday with the celebration of Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday. Make time in your schedule for each day’s opportunities for prayer and worship. Participation in the sweep of Holy Week will deepen your experience of Easter Day’s proclamation of new life offered to all through the Risen Christ.
The Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez was elected on March 12 to be the new bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. After confirmation by a majority of the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church, and by a majority of the diocesan standing committees of the Church, Canon Gutierrez will be consecrated on July 16, 2016. Our current bishop, The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, 3rd, will continue to serve until the consecration in July.
For more information about Canon Gutierrez, see the announcement published on the diocesan website.
Joey Klinger, Seminarian.
- Fourth Sunday in Lent.
- Joshua 5:9-12.
- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21.
- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32.