Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
Waretown, New Jersey
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Holy Week and Easter Worship Schedule
Palm Sunday, April 9 8:00 and 10:00 -
Our Palm Sunday Liturgy begins with the Blessing of Palm Branches in the Parish Hall, followed by the Procession of the Palms, led by a child on a pony! There will be a dramatic reading of The Passion Gospel.
Tuesday in Holy Week, April 11
7:30 pm - Episcopal Church Women's Quiet Night, with meditations offered by Catherine Wiezorek.
Maundy Thursday, April 13
7:00 pm - The Liturgy of the Lord's Supper commemorates the institution of the Eucharist of our Lord together with hand washing, procession to the Altar of Repose, and the stripping of the altar. The Vigil watch at the Altar of Repose begins at the conclusion of this Liturgy.
Good Friday, April 14
7:00 am - The Liturgy of Good Friday.
12:00 Noon - The Way of the Cross (outside).
7:00 pm - The Liturgy of Good Friday, with Hymns.
Holy Saturday, April 15
7:00 pm - The Great Vigil of Easter begins with The Service of Light, which includes the kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle, and the chanting of the Exsultet. The Service of Lessons follows, with readings from the Hebrew Scriptures interspersed with psalms, canticles, and prayers. We will then renew our Baptismal Vows and share in the Holy Eucharist. Bring bells!
Easter Sunday, April 16
8:00 am - Festive Eucharist: A simple but joyous celebration with an Easter hymn.
10:00 am - Festive Choral Eucharist: a festive celebration with Easter hymns and other music offered by St. Stephen's Choir.e your paragraph here.
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Saturday at 5:00 in the Garden Chapel
Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 am in the Church
Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Church
Friday at 9:00 am, with Healing Service, in the Church
Church School - Sunday at 9:45 am
2016-2017 Registration Sunday, September 18th at 11:00
Bible Study - Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Classroom One
Everyone is Welcome!
Welcoming Everyone, Connecting with God,
Building Community and Transforming Lives
We’ve seen the transformation hundreds of times – people who came to us full of doubt and uncertainty become secure in the knowledge of their rightful place in God’s great kingdom. The change may start slowly – in a Bible Study class or choir participation, perhaps – but once it begins, it picks up speed. The good works, shared experiences, time spent in prayer – all bring us closer to our highest calling.
Take the first step toward personal renewal –
join us for services this weekend!