Sunday, April 20, 2014
East Falls Churches: Lenten Soup Suppers & Worship
Holy Week and Easter Worship at Good Shepherd
Palm Sunday, April 13th, 10:30 a.m.
The service begins with a procession of palm branches and shouts of "Hosanna!" as we remember Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. Worship continues with a reading of the Holy Week story.
Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
A special and solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist as we recall Jesus' last supper with his disciples. The service ends in silence with a dramatic stripping of the altar.
Good Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
A quiet and solemn prayer service by candlelight, remembering the day of Jesus' death.
Easter Day, April 20, 10:30 a.m.
A festival celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ with special music and lots of joy! Children are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds following the service.
Church School meets each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The children gather in the front pews for the opening of the service, then leave before the readings for their own lessons and prayers. They re-join the congregation after the sermon for Holy Communion.
No Wednesday "community office hours" on March 26 or April 16. The gatherings are usually held weekly, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at Falls Taproom, 3749 Midvale Avenue. Feel free to drop by for conversation with Fr. Jon.
Read Fr. Jon's recent sermons at www.jonmrichardson.com
Our church is a growing and welcoming community of people who endeavor to fulfill our promises at baptism to seek and serve Christ in all persons, strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. We gather as a community in order to reveal the gifts of the Spirit that are within each of us, and to worship God as faithfully and fully as we know how.
We are a church of traditional Episcopalians, progressive Christians, and committed seekers. Our parish is open to all who wish to test the idea that no life is complete without spiritual life. We cherish diversity and conviction, and respect the exploration of differences. Please join us!
Whoever you are, and wherever you are on the journey of faith, you are welcome at Good Shepherd.