Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, April 14-16
11:40 am worship service upstairs with Eucharist (communion)
The regular healing service will be included in Tuesday's service.
Maundy Thursday, April 17 ~ 6 PM
Worship Service with Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist (Communion) and Stripping of the Altar
The ceremony of the washing of the feet symbolizes our readiness to obey the “new commandment” given by Jesus, “that you love one another, even as I have loved you” (John 13:34). It is from the Latin for “new commandment”, mandatum novum, that the word “maundy” comes.
Members of the congregation are invited to come forward for the washing of their feet. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist on this evening especially calls to remembrance the Upper Room on the night of our Lord’s betrayal. Because this is the first service in the Triduum (a three day period of prayer), there is no conclusion or dismissal.
Maundy Thursday Vigil, April 17 -18~ 8PM - 7AM
Watch with Christ, in the Oratory of the Good Shepherd ~ 8pm Thursday evening through 7am Friday morning is a participation in the vigil of Jesus’ disciples with him in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Good Friday, April 18
12 noon – 6 PM, Labyrinth, Pilgrimage Way of the Cross
6 PM, Reading of the Passion, upstairs in the nave
Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 19 ~ 7:30 pm
Episcopal Community Vigil at Church of the Good Shepherd
The Episcopal churches of Corpus Christi are joining together for the Great Vigil at Church of the Good Shepherd at 7:30pm. It is the first celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus - and the most important service of public worship of our liturgical year, a return to the proclaiming Allelulia and the beginning of the 50-day celebration of Easter.
Throughout the story of the people of God we learn that our connections with one another matter - that we are better together than we are apart from one another. The Great Vigil is an opportunity to bring the choirs, clergy and parish members of our local congregations together for a deep, transformative and holy worship.
Easter Sunday, April 20 Worship Services
8 AM ~ Rite I
9 AM ~ LifeStreams
11:00 AM ~ Rite II
Bring bells to ring as we proclaim Alleluia for all three services and flowers for flowering of the cross for the 9 & 11 am services. At 10 AM the children are invited for an Easter Egg Hunt and adults for coffee and fellowship.
Sundays at 9:30am in the library - a new series led by Allan Johnson begins April 27
The Integral Vision: A Map for Human Evolution
Join us on the labyrinth with Father Jonathan Wickham between the 9am and 11 am worship service. He continues his popular class with a topic that engages every adult, wherever they may be on their spiritual journey. Practically speaking - each day and every moment, is a new opportunity to observe, learn from, grow, transform, and act.
(This class will not meet on Easter Sunday, April 20.)