Weekly News and Notices for Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

 

ALLELUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN!

We welcome you this happy morning, and extend Christ’s invitation to all of you, of all ages and denominations,

to partake of Easter Communion at his table here at Holy Nativity.

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped to prepare and offer our worship this morning

and to make possible the solemn beauty and joy of our Maundy, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil Liturgy as well.

 

WE ARE NOW USING GLUTEN-FREE BREAD every time we gather at Christ’s table…one bread, one Body of Christ’s people.

THE LENT MADNESS GOLDEN HALO WINNER IS Martha of Bethany!  Parish winner to be announced.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND SUNDAY FORUM MAY 5 and most 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.

VESTRY MEETS NEXT SUNDAY, April 28, after worship.

PUB THEOLOGY KEEPS THE CONVERSATION GOING!  Every Tuesday night, 7:00 (if you plan to order food, it’s helpful to come a bit earlier) at the Publick House in Wycombe.

Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, April 14, 2019

OUR HOLY WEEK JOURNEY BEGINS with the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, then moves into the shocking and somber retelling of His arrest, passion and crucifixion.  Please join us if you are able in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting) for the first part of today’s worship – you will need to bring only the bright green hymn sheet.  For the Passion Gospel reading: ALL present except Narrator and Jesus, whether or not you have another part, please speak the crowd parts marked Elder 1, Elder 2, and Elder 3 in the script, based on whether you have a large 1, 2, or 3 written on the front of your script. As always, all will together shout "crucify, crucify Him!," and please remain seated until the point indicated in the script. Special thanks to all readers, especially this year's narrator and Jesus.

     We hope you will walk with us throughout this holiest week of the Christian year, and join us for the THREE HOLY DAYS (Triduum) of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and especially the GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, followed by more Easter joy on Easter Day.  If you are travelling this week we hope you will seek out worship opportunities wherever you are.

AID FOR FRIENDS MEAL PREP AFTER WORSHIP TODAY.

WHO WILL WEAR THE GOLDEN HALO?  LENT MADNESS winds up this week, with contests between the faithful four followed by the vote for the Golden Halo on Wednesday, just in time for all the saints to wind up their campaign speeches and enter in to The Three Holy Days with all the faithful.  Many thanks to our own saintly Lent Madness coordinator, Jeanne Sandusky!

A REMINDER that we are now using gluten-free bread every time we gather at Christ’s table…one bread, one Body of Christ’s people.

PUB THEOLOGY KEEPS THE CONVERSATION GOING!  Every Tuesday night, 7:00 (if you plan to order food, it’s helpful to come a bit earlier) at the Publick House in Wycombe.

Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, April 7, 2019

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND SUNDAY FORUM TODAY.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER ARE COMING!  The major act of worship in the Christian year, the Three Holy Days (Triduum) or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, date from the very first decades of Christianity, and are our small offering of thanks and praise for all that God has given us through the life, death on the cross, and resurrection of Christ.  Please try to be there for all 3 nights if you can, or at least don’t miss the Easter Vigil!

EASTER FLOWERS CONTRIBUTIONS:  Please get your information in to the parish office this week!  Make checks out to Holy Nativity with “flower fund” on the memo line.

A REMINDER THAT WE AIM TO START SUNDAY WORSHIP ON TIME!  We all need and crave this time with God and God’s people, and we honor God and care for each other and ourselves by starting on or close to our published worship time of 9:30.  Please see printed/e-mailed letter for ways each one of us can help this to happen.  Thank you!

LENT MADNESS CONTINUES!  Great fun and deep learning; thanks to Jeanne for getting us going!  As we move along in the holy brackets, please try to do further research – read the comments or google a bit – before voting.

PUB THEOLOGY MEETS this Tuesday and every Tuesday night, 7:00 - 8:30 at the Publick House in Wycombe. 

 

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY      April 14 9:30am

 

The Three Holy Days

MAUNDY THURSDAY     April 18 7:30pm

GOOD FRIDAY     April 19 7:30pm

 

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER

April 20 7:30pm

 

EASTER DAY     April 21 9:30am

 

 Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, March 31, 2019

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER ARE COMING!  The major act of worship in the Christian year, the Three Holy Days (Triduum) or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, date from the very first decades of Christianity, and are our small offering of thanks and praise for all that God has given us through the life, death on the cross, and resurrection of Christ.  Please try to be there for all 3 nights if you can, or at least don’t miss the Easter Vigil!

     PLEASE HELP US, and scheduler Jeanne Sandusky, to fill in the final blanks for readers, greeters, etc. on these holy nights, Easter Day, and the April-June ministries schedule.  Our rector Lisa Keppeler has the list of opportunities.

A REMINDER THAT WE AIM TO START SUNDAY WORSHIP ON TIME!  We all need and crave this time with God and God’s people, and we honor God and care for each other and ourselves by starting on or close to our published worship time of 9:30.  Please see printed/e-mailed letter for ideas and ways that each one of us scan help this to happen.  Thank you!

LENT MADNESS CONTINUES!  Great fun and deep learning; thanks to Jeanne Sandusky for getting us going and tallying the votes!

PUB THEOLOGY MEETS this Tuesday and every Tuesday night, 7:00 - 8:30 at the Publick House in Wycombe.   

 

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY      April 14 9:30am

The Three Holy Days

MAUNDY THURSDAY     April 18 7:30pm

GOOD FRIDAY     April 19 7:30pm

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER

April 20 7:30pm

EASTER DAY     April 21 9:30am