Holy Week and Easter at St. Paul’s

We invite you to join us for Holy Week services, as we witness Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection. Whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at St. Paul’s. 

Please note that, in accordance with state, local, and Diocesan guidelines, our Holy Week services will be modified, as outlined below.

Car Procession at 9:00am
Live-Streaming Worship at 10:00 a.m. via YouTube

with the Blessing of the Palms and the Reading of the Passion
Meet in the St. Paul’s parking lot at 9:00am. Palms will be blessed and distributed to all, before we embark on a short parade by car around the neighborhood. “Holy Week @ Home” kits will also be distributed to all families in attendance. The car parade will be followed by our regular livestream worship; please join us at home on YouTube.

Morning Prayer and Compline
will be offered via Zoom on Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week at 8:30am and 8:30pm, respectively. Each service lasts approximately 20 minutes. Please look for the links in the weekly parish email, or contact Rev. Chris.
Download the Book of Common Prayer here

All-Parish Agape Meal via Zoom at 6:00 p.m
We encourage every household in the church to plan to share in a virtual Agape Meal (or love feast)! We will have “table fellowship” with one another as we worship, hear the story of Maundy Thursday, and break bread together over Zoom. Please look for the link in the weekly parish email, or contact Rev. Chris.

Virtual Overnight “Watch”
Thursday at 9:00 p.m. to Friday at 7:00 a.m.
Overnight Watch link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjH1shfvrss
Each year as a congregation we “keep watch” with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  This year, we will be broadcasting the feed from the Watch, and asking parishioners to keep their vigil at home.  

Passion Liturgy on YouTube at 12:00pm

Good Friday liturgy link: https://youtu.be/YwZWwGSC5cc

Labyrinth Walking in the Parish Hall, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
A portable labyrinth will be laid out in the Parish Hall between 2:00pm and 6:00pm, for individuals and households to view and walk. Advance sign up is required: please look for the link in the weekly parish email, or contact Rev. Chris.

Easter Vigil Campfire Circle at 7:30 p.m.

Come here the Old Testament lessons of the Great Vigil as we bless a new (warm) fire and light the Easter candle. Bring your own chair and masks. Advance sign up is required (limited to 45 people): please look for the link in the weekly parish email, or contact Rev. Chris.

The 70th Annual Fawn Lake Easter Dawn Service

A Bedford tradition, this lay-led service is offered this year as a self-directed time for prayer and meditation at Fawn Lake, any time between 6:30am at 10:00am. The bulletin and musical selections are available here: Easter Dawn Service 2021

Easter Sunday Festive Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.
Join us on YouTube for festive music, an Easter sermon, and traditional Easter hymns. Watch this space for the YouTube link!. A virtual Coffee Hour will follow on Zoom — Easter bonnets welcome!

Physically Distant Easter Egg Hunt, 11:30am to 1:00pm
All children of the parish up to Grade 5 are invited to sign up to come with their families to St. Paul’s and participate in a safe Easter Egg Hunt! Advance signup is required: please look for the link in the weekly parish email, or contact Rev. Chris.