The Season of Lent – A New Offering: In recognition of the beginning of the 501st year after the Reformation, St. Paul’s Church and Shepherd of the Glen Church are partnering for worship and fellowship during the Lenten Season. Yes, we are going to be Lutherpalians for six weeks. Both Church congregations are invited to learn, worship and fellowship together, in the unity of Christ.
We pray you will participate in the six joint Lenten Programs starting February 14th, Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the solemn 40 days before Easter. Ashes from palms burned on the previous year’s Palm Sunday are placed on the altar and blessed. Using these ashes, the priest makes a cross on the foreheads of the congregants to signify humans as mortal.
St. Paul’s Ash Wednesday Services are Noon, here at the church, AND, 7:30pm at Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood 21738. Both services will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist, thereby providing time choice and convenience for everyone. Listed below are the details of our Lenten Study. We will be using the same format (meal, study and brief closing worship) and menu (soup, bread and dessert) as is the tradition here at St. Paul’s. The Revs. Susan S. Keller and Paula Canby will share the leadership responsibilities. So come. Be blessed. Bless others. Walk with Jesus and your neighbors this LENT.
Lenten Study “Step By Step With Jesus: A Journey Toward A More Abundant Life For All’’
February 21, 2018 ~ Soup Supper at 6:00 pm ~ Study & Worship at 7:00 pm ~ Theme: Opening Our Eyes. Held at Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church 14551 Burntwoods Rd, Glenwood 21738
February 28, 2018 ~ Soup Supper at 6:00 pm ~ Study & Worship at 7:00 pm ~ Theme: Opening Our Ears. Held at Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church.
March 7, 2018 ~ Soup Supper at 6:00 pm ~ Study & Worship at 7:00 pm ~ Theme: Opening Our Hands. Held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 16457 Old Frederick Rd, Mount Airy.
March 14, 2018 ~ Soup Supper at 6:00 pm ~ Study & Worship at 7:00 pm ~ Theme: Opening Our Hearts. Held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
March 21, 2018 ~ Soup Supper at 6:00 pm ~ Study & Worship at 7:00 pm ~ Theme: Opening Our Lives. Held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. service ~ Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. It is a time when we journey with Jesus to the Cross by experiencing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem for the Passover festivities. The crowds welcomed Jesus with songs, Hosannas and palm branches. The service goes from a joyful tone to the dramatic reading of the Passion.
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. service ~ Maundy Thursday’s commemoration of the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples and His mandate “to love as He loved” is demonstrated through Jesus’ washing His disciples’ feet. The service ends in silence as the altar is “stripped”, the aumbry, where the reserved sacrament is kept, is left empty and open. The aumbry candle which is always burning to signify the presence of Christ – is extinguished until the Easter Vigil or the first service of Easter.
Good Friday – March 30, 1:00 p.m. Ecumenical Service – Stations of the Cross held at St. Michaels Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Rd., Mt. Airy.
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Reserved Sacrament at St. Paul’s
Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s ~ Community service with St. James, Mt. Airy and Grace, New Market.
Easter Day, April 1, 9:00 a.m. Service of the Resurrection, is the most high holy day in Christendom. It is a joyful celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and the promise of eternal life.
Following the Easter Service, there will be a brunch.