Holy Week at Christ Church – 4/14 – 4/18/14

Holy Week Schedule

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Maundy Thursday – April 17, 2014

One of this parish’s largest customs is the Maundy Thursday Table Eucharist and Supper celebrating The Last Supper. The Undercroft is beautifully decorated with candlelit dinner tables. The evening begins with the regular Holy Eucharist Rite II service and proceeds to the Peace. At that time, dinner (lamb stew, salad, pita bread, dates and apricots) is served. Following supper, the service continues with the Eucharist before processing upstairs for The Stripping of the Altar. Reservations are preferred for the Table Eucharist portion of the evening to know how much to prepare. You can reserve your space online at ChristChurch.EventBrite.com. This event is very much a family event and children are more than welcome. However, a children’s program is offered for families who prefer that option.

Table Eucharist is at 6:30 p.m.
Stripping of the Altar begins at approximately 8:15 p.m.


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Good Friday – April 18, 2014

Beginning at Noon, a service of readings, music and meditations.

The service continues through 3:00 p.m. One may arrive and depart as the need dictates.

This Sunday at Christ Church – 4/13/14

palm sundaySunday, April 13, 2014
The Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

Holy Week begins this week with Palm Sunday. At both the 8:00 and 10:00 services, we will have the Procession of Palms. It looks as though the weather will be suitable to begin the procession on the patio. At the Gospel, participants will read the Passion Story recounting the week leading to Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Sunday is also the deadline for making your Maundy Thursday (April 17) reservations as well as ordering Easter Flowers. Both forms are available in this week’s Little Link and this month’s Link. You may also make your Maundy Thursday reservations online. Watch for more information about Holy Week throughout the week.

Also, if you have an interest in painting with acrylics, Christ Church will be offering a 4-week course in May on Acrylic painting. CLICK HERE for more information. The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 16.

Our schedule this week:
8:00 a.m. – Procession of Palms and Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Procession of Palms and Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
6:30 p.m. – Choral Evensong

This Sunday at Christ Church – 4/6/14

fifth_5527cSunday, April 6, 2014
The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Our Lenten Supper Series comes to an end this week. A light supper of soup, salad, and bread will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation “Jesus, the Good Shepherd” will begin at 6:15. This week’s speaker is The Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, the Dean at Trinity School for the Ministry.

Our schedule this week:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
5:30 p.m. – Lenten Supper Series

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/30/14

fourth_5526cSunday, March 30, 2014
The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Our Lenten Supper Series continues this week. A light supper of soup, salad, and bread will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation “Jesus, the Good Shepherd” will begin at 6:15. This week’s speaker is The Rev. Dr. Rod Whitacre, Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for the Ministry. (He also served as an assistant at Christ Church between 1986 and 1989.)

Our schedule this week:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
5:30 p.m. – Lenten Supper Series

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/23/14

third_5525cSunday, March 23, 2014
The Third Sunday in Lent

Our Lenten Supper Series continues this week. A light supper of soup, salad, and bread will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation “Jesus, the Good Shepherd” will begin at 6:15. This week’s speaker is The Rev. Kenneth Bailey, Middle East Scholar and Theologian-in-Residence of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Our schedule this week:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
5:30 p.m. – Lenten Supper Series

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/16/14

second_5524cSunday, March 16, 2014
The Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday is the second week of our Lenten Supper Series. A light supper of soup, salad, and bread will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. This week there will be no presentation. Our series on “Jesus, The Good Shepherd” will resume next week. Instead, we will proceed to the nave for our monthly Choral Evensong service.

Our schedule:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School & Children’s Eucharist
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
5:30 p.m. – Lenten Supper
6:30 p.m. – Choral Evensong

This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/9/14

first_5523cSunday, March 9, 2014
The First Sunday in Lent

With the beginning of Lent comes the first week of our Lenten Supper Series. A light supper of soup, salad, and bread will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation “Jesus, the Good Shepherd” will begin at 6:15. This week’s speaker is The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Our schedule this week:

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
5:30 p.m. – Lenten Supper Series

See you in church!

This Sunday at Christ Church – 3/2/14

epiphany_3526cSunday, March 2, 2014
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

The latest predictions show a heavy snow storm headed our way Sunday and Monday. If the storm should affect Sunday morning services, please be advised that we will share the information here on our website and Facebook page as well as KDKA-AM (1020), KDKA-TV (2), WTAE-TV (4) and WPXI-TV (11).

Let’s be positive though and say that the weather forecasts are wrong (I know… I know…) and talk about what’s going on this Sunday.

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship
9:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:10 a.m. – Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. – Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship