April 2019

Holy Week Schedule:

April 14-Palm Sunday, 10am:  Blessing of the Palms & Eucharist
April 15-Monday at St. Paul’s, 6 pm:  Stations of the Cross
April 16-Tuesday at St. Paul’s, 6 pm:  Eucharist in the Chapel
April 17-Wednesday, 5:45 pm:   Stations of the Cross
April 18-Holy Thursday, 6 pm: Eucharist & Foot Washing, Stripping and washing of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.
April 19-Good Friday, Noon:  Good Friday Liturgy
April 20-Holy Saturday at St Paul;s, 8:30 pm: The Great Vigil
April 21-Easter:  9:30am Easter Vigil, 10am Eucharist.   Easter Egg Hunt follows the service

Lent Soup & Bread Lunch with Program
This year’s Lenten noontime gathering will begin Wednesday, March 13th and will meet for a total of 5 weeks. The program will consist of watching a portion of the video each week, “ He Chose the Nails: What God Did to Win Your Heart”, based on the book by the same name by Max Lucado. A Study Guide will be provided  to each participant with discussion questions and activities based on each week’s viewing. The program will meet on April 3rd and 10th in  the Community Meeting Room.

Publisher Cokesbury describes the book/video: Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. These gifts came not wrapped in paper but in passion. They were not placed around a tree but around a cross. They were not covered with ribbons but sprinkled with the blood that Christ shed on our behalf. In this five-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores the many gifts that Christ provided to us at  his crucifixion. These include not only the gift of the cross, but also the gift of the thorns that pierced his brow. The nails that tore his flesh. The seamless robe that he removed for us. The empty tomb where he forever defeated sin and death.

The hill of the cross is rich with the gifts of God's grace. These were gifts he  didn't have to give. The only required act for our salvation was the shedding of blood, yet God did so much more. So, as we unwrap these gifts, we need to pause  and listen for his voice. As we do, perhaps we will hear him whisper, "I did it just for you."

Join us for this unique program and lunch during Lent. Soup and bread  will be provided by participants. Beverages will also be provided.


 

Service Cancellations

In the event of extreme weather and/or hazardous road and parking lot conditions which will cause the cancellation of services, meetings or events at St. Gregory’s, the information will be:
  •  Sent out by email;
  •  Posted on WZZM TV13 & WOTV8 and WOTV4;
  •  If in doubt, Call Mother Lily