SCRIPTURE@TRIBES Bring your bible and join us from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays during Lent at Tribes Coffee House, 3470 Zafarano Dr. We study the scripture passages for the upcoming Sunday and start to gather after 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: MOVING DAY Many thanks to all those who helped move the furnishings off the carpet last Sunday. There was a great spirit in the air! On Friday between 3-5 p.m., we will begin moving the items needed for Sunday worship back into the sanctuary and children’s formation room. If you are available, we could use your help! Depending on how much we accomplish, an email may be sent out for additional help on Saturday afternoon, if necessary. Thank you!
SUNDAY: BISHOP’S COMMITTEE MEETING after worship.
RECONFIGURING OUR WORSHIP SPACE After conversations with the Bishop’s Committee, Music Director and others the past two months, we have prayerfully decided to reconfigure our sanctuary space. In the days ahead, we will create a new center aisle and rows. The main purpose will be to create more space up front so our circle at Communion can be larger. The choir will sing by the hymn board, better able to lead us in hymns, and there will be room for two foot washing stations next to the altar on Maundy Thursday. Finally, the altar will now be located under the largest cross in the sanctuary.
We understand that change is not always easy and hope you will delight in the fresh look at Holy Family! Please keep an open mind at least through the Easter season (50 days). Towards the end of the season, we will ask for feedback from the entire congregation as to whether or not we should keep the sanctuary in the new configuration.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
MAUNDY THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 5:30-8 P.M. The Outreach Committee has put together a creative and fun Maundy Thursday evening that brings our church family together while serving others. Plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m. when we will stuff socks for the homeless. This Sunday in the nave, see the tree with tags for items needed for the socks. Please bring all items Maundy Thursday evening. We will have pizza for dinner. At 7 p.m., we will have our Maundy Thursday service, complete with foot washing and our last Eucharist before Easter. This evening is all about serving one another. Every family will leave with several stuffed socks to give to the homeless. Come for part of the evening or all.
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 6 P.M. Our liturgy will include the Passion Gospel according to John, as well as the veneration of the cross. You will be invited to light a candle, walk it from the back of the church to the wooden cross up front and say a private prayer. This solemn yet beautiful night prepares us in a very special and personal way for Easter.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 10:30 A.M. Celebrate the day of the Lord’s Resurrection with us! The Gloria and Alleluias will be back, plus we will sing the Eucharistic Prayer and use the sanctus bells. New life is right around the corner…thanks be to God!
UTO MITE BOXES We are in the final weeks to collect alms for Lent. United Thank Offering mite boxes are still available in the nave. We will collect the filled boxes Easter Sunday, April 1 and Sunday, April 8. One check in total will be sent to the UTO. Thank you for your generosity!
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS Send additions by 5 p.m. Wednesday to email@example.com.
PRAYER LIST Nate, Yasmeen, Carol, Sharon, Kristi, Della, Karan, Ray, Rebecca, Debbie, Kris, John Paul, Kristina, Katherine, and the Shepperd, Hunter, Curtis/Roberts and Schumaker families. Please send all prayer requests by 5 p.m. Tuesday to Becky Darden RTDarden@gmail.com or text 505-219-5934.
Thank you to those serving Sunday: Lectors Margo Sanabria, Blair Cooper, Prayers Officiant Kathleen Croxton and Eucharistic Minister Neel Storr.
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