The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Our youth group pilgrims have left for England, so we will also be remembering them in our prayers for a safe journey and a safe return.
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:1-4
We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the church this Sunday, June 12. With a procession of bells and banner we will welcome that Spirit which unifies and vivifies us as a community of faith.
Our readers of foreign tongues at the 10 a.m. service will be Spanish: May Huatuco; German: Bill Conner;Â French: Carol King;Â Polish: Richard Kalwaic;Â Japanese: Glenn Conner;Â Ga: Wilhelmina Quayson;Â Igbo: Juliette Nwachukwu.
Congratulations to Vincent Allen Maietta, Christopher Michael Lamplugh and Cayla Elaine McFadden, who are being baptized at the 10 AM Eucharist, and to their parents, Kimberly and Keith, Kelly and Albert and Dienne and Joe.
The following are our High School graduates will be honored at 10 a.m.: from Ridley High School: Aaron Kellett, Aaron will be attending Temple University in the fall; Springfield High School; Nicole Melso is graduating in the top ten of her class and will attend the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State Main Campus; Strath Haven High School; Tim Lovenguth, who will continue his education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and Unionville Chadds Ford High School; Evan Hionis, who will attend Shippensburg University in the fall.
Our college graduates include: James Kellett, who graduated Summa Cum Laude, from Temple University and plans to continue his education at Drexel University Law School; Michael Huppman, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cabrini College, who intends to further his education at either Penn State or Drexel working towards a Master of Information Science degree; Julia Naugle, from Temple University, and is planning a future in Musical Theater on Broadway! Congratulations to all!
Our Good Friday liturgy begins at 12 noon with the traditional liturgy from the Book of Common prayer. Following the liturgy, which ends at about 1:15, those who wish are welcome to stay the for the traditional three hours during which Jesus hung on the cross. During this time music and readings will be offered. The meditations are from a book on the seven last words by Episcopal priest and preacher Fleming Rutledge.
Our Maundy Thursday liturgy begins this evening, April 21st at 6 p.m., including footwashing followed by the stripping of the altar. The sacrament will be reserved at the altar of repose. The re-creation of Garden of Gethsemane is once again provided by Ruth and Russ Pottier, with assistance from Nan Garthwaite and Carol Pindar. During the night parishioners will be keeping watch before the altar, in response to Jesus’ question “Could you not watch with me one hour?” as the disciples fell asleep (Matthew 26:40)
Following the liturgy all are invited to come to Musselman Hall for the annual meatloaf dinner.
Floss Rhine and Sue McFaul prepare the meatloaf (yes, they washed their hands!)
For several years the Youth Group has been squirreling away money for the next pilgrimage to the UK, and now, at least, tickets are booked and we will be setting off on June 17 for a week in England! 7 youth are going, and three chaperones. The youth who have signed up are Matt Sauselein, Ben Kellett, Dan Grieff, Alex Melso, Nicole Melso, Jena King and Dana Buchan. The chaperones are Judy Buck-Glenn, Ken Mobley, and Cliff Kellett, all of whom have worked with the youth over the last several years. We will spend three days in London and three in Cambridge and then a final part-day in London before returning on Sat June 25. We will be staying in youth hostels, and traveling by tub and trains. Among the planned activities are trips to Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court palace, a boat ride on the Thames, The Tower of London, punting on the Cam, the Christian Heritage Walk in Cambridge, a trip to Ely Cathedralâ€”we hope to be able to go up on the roof!â€”and brass rubbings at St-Martin-in-the-Fields and more, including attending a service at St. Paulâ€™s Cathedral.
We will be tracing the footsteps of Thomas Cranmer, who was a quiet don at Cambridge until he was thrust into the spotlight when Henry VIII wished to end his marriage to Catherine of Aragorn.Â Thomas Cranmer worked out the theological rationale, and the king, in gratitude, made him Archbishop of Canterburyâ€”and thrust poor Cranmer right into the center ofÂ things in the turbulent decades that followed, Cranmer ended up a Protestant martyr, being burned at the stake by Henryâ€™s vengeful daughter Mary Tudor. But the great gift he left to the church was The Book of Common Prayer, which has nourished the spirituality of generations of Anglicans.
We will visit several sites connected with his life and death, but we are also seeking to explore our Anglican heritage, and to see the place from which our particular (and sometimes peculiar) version of the Christian faith first sprang into being.
This year Pathways will again be selling hanging baskets in May. We will have them available for purchase on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1 and on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8, which is Motherâ€™s Day Weekend. We will also sell baskets at the Spring Fling on May 14 if we have any left!
This year besides getting baskets with just a single kind of flowers and we will be getting some that have three kinds.
Please support Pathways by buying a basket!
On Easter Sunday, April 24, we will have the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Youth are asked to come at 9:45 to hide the eggsâ€”we hide them outside if it is a nice day, and in Musselman hall if it is not. At 10:15, the children of the church are invited to come and hunt for the eggs. Please be on time! The children move very quickly!