You are invited to join us for HOLY WEEK Services as noted below.
Saturday, March 19
04:00pm The Journey of the Cross (for children of all ages)
Palm Sunday, March 20
8:00am, All services begin outside to remember Jesus’ peaceful
10:30am, and triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem.
Wednesday in Holy Week, March 23
10:00am Holy Eucharist service
Maundy Thursday, March 24
07:00pm Holy Eucharist, with foot washing and stripping of the altar.
WATCH Individuals are invited to pray for 1 or more hours during the night.
Good Friday, March 25
12-3:00pm Individuals are invited to attend all or any part of the service of
prayer, reflections, music, and devotions. These 3 hours are devoted
to remembering the time during which Jesus hung on the cross.
Saturday, March 26
04:00pm Easter Egg Hunt (for all children)
Resurrection Sunday (Easter), March 27
07:00am Easter Vigil (a sunrise service outdoors)
08:00am Holy Eucharist (the continuation and completion of the Vigil)
09:15am Parish Breakfast
10:30am Festive Holy Eucharist (full choir and incense; children are invited to
participate in the service). We also anticipate a number of baptisms.
05:00pm Emmaus Road Dinner & Worship service in Parish Hall
Palm Sunday in Liberia: Fr. Vani and Deacon Tom safely arrived in Liberia and have travelled up to Bolahun. Please pray for a steady pace this week with all the events of Holy Week. St Mary’s has fifteen preaching stations (i.e., mission congregations)—and Fr. Momo presides over the clergy of the whole county, another six parishes and their preaching stations. (FYI: Liberia is four hours ahead of Florida—to help you in your prayers.)
Parish Breakfast on Easter Sunday: The Parish will have a continental breakfast (i.e., bagels & cream cheese, pastries, fruit) on Easter Sunday at 9:15am. Beverages will be provided by the church, but parishioners are asked to bring their favorite items to share with everyone. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall for your convenience. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Sewing Bee Canceled for March: The regularly scheduled Sewing Bee Meeting on March 21 is canceled to prepare for Holy Week and the celebration of Our Risen Lord! Next month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00am – 11:30am in the Discipleship Building.
Small Groups: Our Lenten Small Groups have finished their studies so now it’s time to celebrate! We are in the planning stages of preparing a Small Groups Celebration in April—details will be forthcoming.
Sanctuary Candle: Today’s Sanctuary Candle burns for the Glory of God and in loving memory of our brother, Bertrand de Freitas, from Judith de Freitas-Doyle and Family.
Mike & Christine: You are invited to join Mike and Christine on Saturday, April 9, at 2:00pm as the make their wedding vows!! Pastor Debbie Vann will be officiating; and the service will be followed with a light reception. Instead of gifts, Christine and Mike ask that you make a donation to Family Promise or your favorite charity.
Family Promise’s Box City: The Box City returns on Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2 at Church at Viera, 9005 N Wickham Road. Many participants will be staying the night—others will come for the festivities. You can sponsor Christine Garrigues in the Walk in their Shoes event—donation box is in the Parish Hall.
New Wineskins Missions Conference: The 2013 conference say just under 1000 people attend—this year’s registrations are on track for 1500 people!! Please pray for the Conference, for Bishop Greg who will be attending, and our team of 8 who will be going together to learn even more about how we can engage the world with Jesus’ Gospel.
Condolences: Joan Coyer died peacefully on Wednesday evening after a short illness. A Memorial is being prepared for Thursday morning at 10:00am in the Church. Please pray for Joan’s family as they gather this week.
Acolyte FunFest: The Diocese of Central Florida invites you to attend the Acolyte Eucharist on Saturday, May 7, at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando. After Eucharist everyone will leave for the Acolyte Fun Fest ’16 which is held at Wet ‘N Wild from 12:00pm until 9:00pm. The cost for acolytes, their guests, and chaperones will be $48 per person. Absolute deadline for COOS is Friday, April 1, for all forms and payments which can be turned in to the church office.
Set Your House in Order: This 5 session course, which focuses on preparing your finances for a big change in your home, such as a death, begins on April 21 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for orientation and passing out the workbooks, and the accompanying free book, Set Your House in Order, by Howard Dayton. Materials are: Single – $25; Couples – $35 (2 workbooks). Registration Deadline is April 10.
Navigating Your Finances God’s Way: This 10 session course, which focuses on God’s principles for healthy finances, begins on April 22 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for orientation and passing out the workbooks, and the accompanying free book, Your Money Counts, by Howard Dayton. Materials are: Single – $39; Couples – $49 (2 workbooks). Registration deadline is April 10.
VBS: Mark your calendars: June 6-10. Our theme is a Mystery! We’re going to be doing an investigation, searching for clues, and looking to solve the biggest “who dun it” of all time!! More details, rather clues, coming soon!!!