Holy Week 2014 at St. Margaret’s

 

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  • Apr. 13: Palm Sunday
    On Palm Sunday, we recall Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, when onlookers through palms at in his path as a sign that they viewed him as royalty. The service changes abruptly mid-way through and recounts the Passion (suffering) of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
    • 8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Music includes hymns but no choir. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
      Rite One
      Rite One means that form of the service includes Elizabethan English and a reformation era theology of sin and redemption.
      (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
    • 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Music includes full choir and organ. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
      Rite Two
      Rite Two means that form of the service includes contemporary and familiar English and an understanding of our relationship to God that includes the wisdom and traditions of the Church and its people that have been given to us since the 16th century.
      (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
  • Apr. 14: Monday in Holy Week
    • 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Small and intimate worship without music. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
       (St. Margaret's Chapel
      Our chapel is a replica of the built by St. Margaret of Scotland in Edinburgh, and is a gift of the Firestone family. It’s located on the lower level of the main church building, and is accessible by a side entrance behind the stairs on the parking lot side of the building
      )
  • Apr. 15: Tuesday in Holy Week
    • 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Small and intimate worship without music. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
       (St. Margaret's Chapel
      Our chapel is a replica of the built by St. Margaret of Scotland in Edinburgh, and is a gift of the Firestone family. It’s located on the lower level of the main church building, and is accessible by a side entrance behind the stairs on the parking lot side of the building
      )
  • Apr. 16: Wednesday in Holy Week
    • 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Small and intimate worship without music. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
       and Sacramental Healing
      Sacramental Healing means we invite participants to have the priest lay hands on their head and anoint them with holy oil and pray for their healing from any sickness of body, mind, or spirit.
       (St. Margaret's Chapel
      Our chapel is a replica of the built by St. Margaret of Scotland in Edinburgh, and is a gift of the Firestone family. It’s located on the lower level of the main church building, and is accessible by a side entrance behind the stairs on the parking lot side of the building
      )
    • 7 p.m.: Taizé Service (Church)
      Taizé (pronounced teh-ZAY) worship is an ecumenical, peaceful way to pray, using (easy to learn) musical chants, silent meditation, and scripture readings … a meditative, common prayer. Our service includes candlelight, prayers, readings, silence, and soft music with repetitive words. The service offers a wonderful opportunity to be silent and center on the Lord.
  • Apr. 17: Maundy Thursday
    The night before Jesus was crucified, he gathered his disciples for what we now call the Last Supper. He washed their feet as an act of humility and service, and commanded them to do the same, giving them a “new commandment” (Latin “maundtum novum,” from which the word “maundy” is derived) to love one another. Jesus then reframed their Passover celebration by telling them that the bread and wine they shared were his body and blood, and commanded them to remember him whenever they eat and drink bread and wine together. See Exodus 12:1-14a1 Corinthians 11:23-32John 13:1-15, and Luke 22:14-30 for the scriptural basis of our observance.
    • 7 p.m.: Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing (Church)
      Solemn worship with full choir. A very moving worship experience. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present. This service recalls the Exodus context of the Passover meal Jesus was celebrating with his disciples the night before his crucifixion, his New Commandment to love one another, his example of washing the disciples feet, and the institution of the Holy Eucharist. At the end of the service, the lights are dimmed slowly as we hear the words of Psalm 22, and the ministers strip the altar, reminding us of the hurried Exodus of God’s people from Egypt, and the scattering of Jesus’ disciples prior to his execution. See Exodus 12:1-14a1 Corinthians 11:23-32John 13:1-15, and Luke 22:14-30 for the scriptural basis of our observance.
  • Apr. 18: Good Friday
    Good Friday is the day on which we remember the crucifixion of Jesus, as recounted in John 18:1-19:42.
    • Noon: Good Friday Liturgy
      Solemn prayers as we remember the events of John 18:1-19:42, and Jesus’ crucifixion in particular. The congregation are invited to approach and venerate a large wooden cross. Choral music is unadorned, and the organ does not sound.
       (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
    • 5 p.m.: Stations of the Cross
      The congregation gathers in the church, but walks the outside courtyard to remember the Way of the Cross, the path from Jesus’ condemnation by religious and secular authorities, and his death on the cross. Led by members of the Daughters of the King.
       (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
  • Apr. 19: Holy Saturday
    • 9 a.m.: Holy Saturday Worship
      Very brief prayers recalling the full day Jesus spent lying dead in the tomb. The worship includes a blessing of our Altar Guild, the volunteers who prepare and care for our worship space.
       (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
    • 8 p.m.: The Great Vigil of Easter
      The congregation gathers well after sunset on the eve of the first Sunday on or after the first full moon of spring, as defined by the Jewish lunar calendar. The people gather in silence and darkness at our columbarium, the place where we keep the ashes of the dead. There, the fire of the Paschal flame, symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus, is kindled, and the deacon sings the Exsultet, proclaiming, “This is the night … when earth and heaven are joined and man is reconciled to God. The worship continues inside with a recounting of God’s salvation history with humanity, a renewal of baptismal vows, and a lighting of the building, together with a loud proclamation, “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” A very moving and dramatic service that proclaims the central message of the Christian faith.
       (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
  • Apr. 20: Easter Day
    The Sunday of the Resurrection, the day on which the disciples discovered that Jesus had risen from the dead, defeating sin and death permanently.
    • Bring fresh flowers to insert in the cross in the lobby!
    • A note about crowds and parking.
      On Easter Day, it’s important to arrive early. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the service you plan to attend (45 minutes early is even better) to allow plenty of time for parking and finding seating. The most crowded service is the 9 a.m., and the 11:15 service is identical to it expect for the size of the crowd. Able-bodied and hearty worshipers are encouraged to park far up the hill on the grounds of Hope Academy. The gate in the far southwest corner of the property, uphill and behind the Karns Administration (office) building will be open. If the parking lot is full, additional parking is along the north side of Haystack Rd, running perpendicular to the church, just east of Hwy. 74. Golf cart shuttles will be running continuously. Parking on Hwy. 74 or on the south side of Haystack may lead to ticketing by the Riverside County Sheriff. Please do not encroach on the lot at the Presbyterian Church next door.
    • 7 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Music includes hymns but no choir. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
      Rite One
      Rite One means that form of the service includes Elizabethan English and a reformation era theology of sin and redemption.
      (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
    • 9 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Music includes full choir, brass, and organ. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
      (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
    • 10:15 a.m.: Easter Egg Hunt
      All children are welcome to participation in this joyful celebration of Easter Day.
      for children (South courtyard, adjacent to Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
    • 11:15 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
      Music includes full choir, brass, and organ. Holy Eucharist means the sharing of bread and wine, in which we believe Christ’s body and blood to be present.
      (Church
      The church is the largest building on our campus at 47535 Hwy. 74 in Palm Desert, Calif., and you can find plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
      )
  • Apr. 21: Easter Monday
    What, are you crazy? The office is closed, and our clergy and staff are exhausted!
Last updated: April 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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