Sun. April 13, 11:00 am: Intergenerational Worship Service for Palm Sunday. Worship for all ages, including a parade with palms.
Thurs. April 17, 7:00 pm: Maundy Thursday Communion Service. This is a Combined Service with St. Paul’s United and the Sambro Jollimore United Church Pastoral Charge. Service will begin in the Church Hall at St. Paul’s and conclude in the sanctuary.
The Thursday of Holy Week is called Maundy Thursday. Although the exact origins of this name are unclear, some believe the word maundy derived from the Latin word mandatum, which means “command.” On Maundy Thursday we remember the new commandment Jesus gave his disciples, to love one another. Others say it stems from the Latin mundo meaning wash, recalling how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper. At the Maundy Thursday service we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and we will also re-enact Jesus’ symbolic gesture of washing the disciples’ feet. As part of this service you will have the opportunity to participate in foot washing or hand washing if you wish. You might want to dress appropriately (e.g. pants, sandals or shoes with socks.)
Fri. April 18, 10:00 am Ecumenical Worship Service at Open Door Community Church; 7:00 pm Good Friday Evening Service at St. Paul’s.
Celebrate Easter with the dawning of the new day! Join us at 6:10 am on April 20 for an Easter Sunrise Service at the Bandstand in the Dingle Park. Please bring your own chair if you would like a seat, and dress warmly. The service will take place at the Dingle rain or shine. After the service there will be a light breakfast at St. Paul’s.
There is a profound wonder in watching the sun rise. In community with other Christians at Easter it can create a sense of connectivity and holiness. You can become part of centuries of tradition dating back to the time when the women first went to the tomb. You can be part of the celebration here, now and today of the divine promise of transformation that is renewed each morning.
Sun. April 20, 11:00 am: Intergenerational Easter Celebration with Communion.