Come celebrate the Day of Resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 24! Our services are at 7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m. Our choir will sing at the 9:00 and 11:00 liturgies. An Easter egg hunt for the kids follows our 9:00 a.m. service.Â Come join us. Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
Archives for April 2011
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!
Our Maundy Thursday service begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by the stripping of the altar. Following the liturgy there will be our traditional meat loaf dinner in Musselman Hall.Â The watch in the chapel begins at 8:00 p.m. and lasts until 11:00 a.m. on Good Friday.
Â We are in need of desserts for the Maundy Thursday dinner. Please bring your desserts to Musselman Hall before you go into church for the liturgy.
On Sunday, April 3, the Memorial Garden Committee presented plans for the renovation of the Christ Church Memorial Garden. After hearing presentations from our architect, Robert Linn, as well as Bill Conner (finances), Hank Griffith (arrangements), and Harry Hoyt (legal) a vote was taken. The parish unanimously endorsed the project (with one abstention).
(Rendering courtesy of Linn Architects)
As soon as the project is finally voted by the vestry on April 14 we will engage our architect to render final drawings and begin bidding out the project. A July start date is anticipated.
Final pricing for space in the new memorial garden will be announced sometime in May when reservations and sales will begin. Please see the following documents below to see more drawings as well as a Q & A about arrangements and policies about relocation of existing vaults. This Q & A wasÂ was handed out at the meeting on April 3. (Note that policies outlined in this document are subject to final approval of the Vestry.)
Thanks to all members of the Committee who have shaped and guided this project over the past three years. Special thanks to Ed Papp, our original chairman (who had to resign from the committee after moving from Ridley Park). Present committee members are Ollie Rhine, Betsy Kirkpatrick, Janice Kordowski, Fran Johnson, Walt Myers, Ron Okarski, Barbara Torrens, Joy Phillips, Hank Griffith, Bill Conner and Fr. Tompkins.