Sunday, April 28, 2019:
Second Sunday of Easter & Earth Sunday
Our celebration of the Risen Christ continues this Sunday. Easter is not just one day, but a whole season that extends 50 days to the Day of Pentecost. Our Gospel reading from John for this Sunday invites us to consider the figure of "Doubting Thomas", the disciple who famously wanted proof that Jesus was raised before he would believe. This is also the Sunday when we will be celebrating Earth Day as part of our 10 am liturgy. During the service, we will provide an opportunity for people to indicate symbolically (and anonymously) their commitment to caring for the planet. We are inviting members of the congregation to take The Episcopal Church's Care of Creation Pledge.
After the 10 am service this Sunday, we will have a blessing of the bicycles and an Electric Vehicle Fair to highlight some of the ways we can be better stewards of the earth. Please plan to join us for this fun event. And, if you are able, ride your bike to church!
This is part of our Reclaiming Eden theme takes center stage as we seek to respond to God's call to care for the earth. You can read more about it by clicking on the green link in this sentence.
Godly Play for younger children meets this Sunday. Children begin in church with their parents, and leave in procession to their classes following the first reading. Parents may pick them up for Communion, or after church.
Youth group meets from 6 to 8 pm this Sunday in Trinity Hall.
Here are more details about our normal Sunday worship schedule:
Our 8:00 am service is held in the Chapel, except on the first Sunday of the month, when it is held in the Church. It includes Communion, Sermon, and a little music. It follows Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer ("thee, thou, thy" language) and is a quieter, more contemplative service.
Our 10:00 am service is held in the Church, and is the one most people attend. It follows a cycle of liturgies or services over each month. The choir sings on most Sundays.
We have a professionally staffed nursery (located in Angus Hall) for infants through age 3. It is open from 9:00 am until the end of the 10:00 am service.
Sunday mornings are active for children. Children begin the 10 am service each Sunday in church, and then leave in procession after the first reading to gather separately, first to hear the Gospel reading of the day and then to go to their classes. Children's Christian formation includes Godly Play for children age four through fifth grade. Parents can pick up their children from Trinity Hall and bring them into church to receive Communion if they wish, or they may pick up their children after church is over.
For more information on our program, click here.
We invite you to join us wherever you may find yourself on your spiritual journey.
We look forward to having you with us!
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