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SUNDAY MORNING
8:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite I - Quiet Service

9:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II -Family Service with choir, music and child care

10:45 am Adult Forum and Church School (September through mid-May)

Refreshments follow both Services

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES 2014
Church of the Messiah, Gwynedd

Wednesday in Holy Week  -  April 16th, 7 pm
Mary’s Way of the Cross & Holy Eucharist
The Stations of the Cross have been an important part of Christian devotion and spiritual formation for many centuries. This version of the Stations offers a unique viewpoint, following the mother of Jesus as she walks the road to Calvary. The Eucharistic Prayer comes from Common Worship, a modern liturgy used in The Church of England.

Maundy Thursday  -  April 17th
6:30 pm  -  Holy Eucharist with Foot-Washing, Agapé Meal, Prayers Before the Cross

In a unique liturgy held in the Parish Hall, we commemorate Jesus’ teaching through example of our mandate to minister to one another and the world as servants of Christ. In the manner of the Eucharistic gatherings of the early Church, the liturgy leads into a celebration of Christian fellowship and community, with our sharing of a simple meal of soup, cheese, fruit and bread, made from the contributions of all. As the evening moves ever closer to Good Friday, our time together concludes with a solemn procession to the church for prayers offered before the cross. Individuals are invited to remain for silent prayer and meditation until 10:00pm.

* To assist our preparations, we ask that you indicate your attendance at the Agapé Meal. 215.699.9294/ office@messiahgwynedd.org.

Good Friday  -  April 18th
7 am, noon, 7 pm  -  Good Friday Liturgy
The Good Friday liturgy includes a recounting of the Passion narrative and the traditional solemn collects and adoration of the cross. Because Eucharist is never celebrated on this most somber of days, our worship concludes with Communion reserved from the Maundy Thursday celebration.

EASTER DAYApril 20th
2352_2507 am*  -  Holy Eucharist, Rite I coffee served following the service

9 am*/*** & 11 am*/**/*** -  Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with chancel and bell choirs

* each service is followed by a festive Alleluia
Reception in the Parish Hall
** Children’s Egg Hunt after 11:00 service
***  Nursery service will be available for 9:00 and 11:00 services, beginning at 8:45

The earliest service is a simple, quiet celebration, without music. The later services are enhanced by the addition of Messiah’s chancel choir and bell choir. Each celebration is followed by a time of fellowship and the opportunity to exchange Easter greetings. The annual Easter Egg Hunt follows the 11:00 service.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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