March 28, 2023
Here is an abbreviated St. Paul’s Update about Holy Week services:
Palm Sunday April 2, 9:30 am. This service begins outside, weather permitting. There will be palms galore! Wave yours and celebrate as we recall Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The service continues with a dramatic, congregational reading of the passion narrative.
Maundy Thursday April 6, 6:00 pm. Join your Church family in the basement around a table for a light meal of finger foods and recall Jesus’ Last Supper with the disciples. There will be an opportunity for foot or hand washing and we will share Eucharist with one another. Then you will be invited to quietly make your way upstairs to observe the stripping of the altar, a symbolic representation of how Jesus was deserted. The service ends in silence.
Good Friday April 7, 12:00 pm. This somber service reflects on Jesus’s death on the cross, the crux of our faith. The service invites us to recognize that we are never alone in our suffering, and that forgiveness is always possible.
Easter Sunday April 9, 9:30 am. Together we will celebrate! The tomb is empty! He has risen! Enjoy the beautiful Easter flowers in the sanctuary. Savor special music by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Hammond and stay after for an Easter reception in the basement.
Centering Prayer is held each Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Guild House behind the church (207 DeSmet St). Contact Kathy at 425-466-3934 with questions.
Want to honor or remember a loved one by donating money for Easter flowers? Send Rev. Gretchen an email click here by Sunday so that your loved one’s name can be put in the Easter bulletin.
Want to help?
We could use help picking up the flowers, arranging them, and setting them up for the Easter service.
We could use help making the drinks and setting up for the Maundy Thursday service (April 6th).
Reach out to Rev. Gretchen, send a text 406-529-5581.
Join us at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 600 S 3rd St, Hamilton, MT