Zoom with Us on Palm Sunday – Jesus Triumphal Entry – March 28

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas.

This Sunday is March 28, 2021, Palm Sunday and the Sunday of The Passion.

Link to the Service Bulletin here.

This Sunday at 10:00am, you are invited to join us for open conversation before worship begins at 10:30 AM. 

You are encouraged to decorate your Zoom space with Palms or any other greenery.

Now that most of us know how to use Zoom, the half hour before service usually dedicated to trouble-shooting will also be an open time to connect with one another and with the pastor.  

All are welcome.  Just sign in as usual.

All others, at 10:20-10:25 AM Sunday, please connect to our worship meeting.

There are two ways to do this:

1.  by computer or smartphone (video and audio):

You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:   

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82690025101

2. by telephone (audio only):

Dial +1 669 900 9128        Meeting ID: 826 9002 5101

When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

Notes for dial-in users: *6 (star 6) to mute/unmute the audio from your phone to the meeting. 

This doesn’t stop audio from the meeting to you.

*9 (star 9) raise your hand to (hopefully) let someone else at the meeting know you’d like to speak. You may use *9 again to lower your raised hand. Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

We will begin with introductory remarks, announcements, and then worship with Morning Prayer together as one large body.

After the liturgy, all are invited to stay for a community gathering; depending on the day, it will either be at-large, in large groups, or as a special event.

You may print the order of service from the attached document, OR you may follow along when the order of service appears on the screen.

When all are ready, the officiant will begin.

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Holy Week & Easter Service Schedule: March 28 – April 4

Download a copy of the Service Schedule for Holy Week & Easter Worship 2021

CLICK HERE

PALM SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER – March 28, 2021, 10:30 AM

Palm Procession Slide Show and Dramatic Passion Reading – Bring a Palm for your Zoom screen!

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82690025101

Meeting ID: 826 9002 5101 One tap mobile: +16699009128,,82690025101

HOLY MONDAY TO HOLY SATURDAY NOONTIME OFFICES (Except FRIDAY)

March 29-April 1 and April 3, 12:00 Noon

Monday-Wednesday and Saturday Tenebrae; Thursday, Noonday Prayer

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85761066719

Meeting ID: 857 6106 6719 One tap mobile: +16699009128,,85761066719#

MAUNDY THURSDAY COMPLINE AND OVERNIGHT VIGIL – APRIL 1, 8:30 PM – 6:00 AM

SERVICE BULLETIN

Sign-up for vigil prayer time slots here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E48AFAE22AAFB6-maundy

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86113786179?pwd=VGU5SVIVSXdUT1

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Meeting ID: 861 1378 6179 ***Passcode: 354039

One tap mobile: +16699009128,,86113786179#,,,,*354039#

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – APRIL 2, 12:00 NOON

SERVICE BULLETIN

With meditations from WALKING THE WAY OF SORROWS by Katerina Katsarka Whitley

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85761066719 Meeting ID: 857 6106 6719

One tap mobile: +16699009128,,85761066719#

HOLY SATURDAY DIOCESAN EASTER VIGIL – APRIL 3, 6:00 PM

+++ The service will begin at 6 PM on Saturday, April 3 at the diocesan YouTube page. +++

Join with others throughout the Diocese of El camino Real in a joyful celebration of Easter! An online Vigil will be presented the evening of April 3 – a wonderful, multilingual service of fire and light, story and music, remebrance and hope. Bishop Lucinda will preach and we will renew our baptismal covenant in community.

EASTER SUNDAY PARKING LOT EUCHARIST – APRIL 4, 10:30 AM

SERVICE BULLETIN

FESTIVE SUGGESTION: Decorate your cars or your Zoom screen for Easter!

This service will be a drive-in service held on the church grounds,
alternatively also accessible online from home via Zoom.
We will celebrate with both the liturgy of the word and liturgy at the table.

At home: Zoom Link (video and audio):
For those of you joining online from home, do NOT use the previous
Sunday Morning Prayer Zoom information.


Use this Zoom link for the Easter Eucharist:
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82690025101
Meeting ID: 826 9002 5101 One tap mobile: +16699009128,,82690025101

Phone dial-in (Audio only) Call: 1-669-900-9128 (San Jose area)
Enter Meeting ID: 82690025101#
Press # again if it asks you for the participant number
As usual, pressing *6 mutes and unmutes you.
Elsewhere, find the local call-in number, and use Meeting ID: 82690025101#

Slider image derived from original silver gel print by Andrew Munday 2009.

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Palm Sunday – April 5th

Welcome to ZOOM Worship at St. Thomas

If you haven’t had a chance to practice Zoom, call in at 10:00 AM using the  information below to work out any final questions with regard to Zoom usage.

All others, at 10:20 – 10:25 AM Sunday, please connect to our worship meeting.

There are two ways to do this…


1. By computer or smartphone (video and audio):
You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/954611396

2. By telephone (audio only):
Dial +1 669 900 9128

3. Meeting ID: 954 611 396
When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #


Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

Today, after the prelude, we will begin with introductory remarks and announcements followed by the Liturgy of the Palms, and then a Morning Prayer celebration of the Sunday of the Passion together as one large body; after that, we will then break out into small groups for “coffee hour” and sermon discussion.

Please find attached the copy of the service bulletin, the youtube link to our palm procession (https://youtu.be/WJb4Cp59fcA), and a pdf of the slides for the Passion reading.  These are for your convenience–you don’t need to download any of them, as Pastor Salying will share her screen and sound with you during the service.

Tomorrow service initiates us into Holy Week.  We have a lot of offering for your journey and we hope you avail yourselves of them for a profound experience of this week.

You may print the order of service from this document,
OR you may follow along when the order of service appears on the screen.

Thank you 🙂 & see you Sunday!
~Pastor Salying

SUNDAY BULLETIN – Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

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PASSION OF OUR LORD

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Family Activities for Holy Week ~ April 5 -12

AS WE BEGIN

Today on Palm Sunday we begin Holy Week. One week to tell the story of Jesus’ Sacrifice. It would be wonderful if you could spend some time this week with your children explaining what happened each day of this most special week.

PALM SUNDAY: APRIL 5TH

Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a Donkey colt. The people saw him coming and they rushed out of their homes. They were very excited and thrilled to see him. They spread their cloaks and palm branches on the street in front of him and waved more palm branches to celebrate his arrival.

Read Matthew 21:1-11 as a Family. Think of something or someone to celebrate in your lives.

MONDAY – APRIL 6TH, 2020

Early in the morning Jesus went to the temple to preach about God’s love. Many people came to the temple to listen to him. The temple leaders did not want Jesus to preach there. He chased the moneylenders out of the Temple which angered many. Jesus wanted to keep the temple a Holy Place.

Read Mark 11:15-19 as a Family. Think of something that makes church Holy for you.

TUESDAY – APRIL 7TH, 2020

On Tuesday Jesus continued to teach in the Temple. He told stories to show that God wants people to live good lives and be kind to each other.​

Read Matthew 26:6-13 as a Family. What special gift would you give Jesus?

WEDNESDAY – APRIL 8TH, 2020

On Wednesday, which is called Spy Wednesday, Judas Iscariot one of the twelve disciples went to the chief priests and was given 30 Pieces of Silver to betray Jesus.

Read Matthew 26:14-16 as a Family. Why do you think Judas betrayed Jesus, his friend?

MAUNDY THURSDAY – APRIL 9TH, 2020

On Thursday was the Feast of the Passover. This Passover meal we now call the Last Supper because it was the last time Jesus and his twelve disciples would get together to share a meal. At this meal Jesus blessed the bread and wine and told his disciples that they should continue to do the breaking of bread and drinking the wine to remember him.

We do this every Sunday in Church. It is called Communion or Eucharist. After Supper they went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray and Jesus asked his disciples to stay awake with him. But they all fell asleep. At the garden Jesus was arrested.

Read Matthew 26:26-30 as a Family. Jesus prayed in the Garden.  Write a two line family prayer that you can always pray.

GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 10TH, 2020

The chief priest and other officials turned Jesus over to Pontius Pilate the Roman Governor of Palestine. They were afraid of him. They wanted to have Jesus killed. Pilate washes his hands and says the people can choose one prisoner to release. The crowd decides to choose Barabbas, a murderer. So Jesus is condemned to death and is forced to carry his cross to Golgotha, the place of the skull. There he is hung on the Cross and he dies in three hours. Before he died Jesus prayed “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.”​

Read Matthew 27:31-56 as a family. That night Jesus was laid in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.  What did his disciples feel like at time?

HOLY SATURDAY – APRIL 11TH, 2020

Saturday was a terrible day for the disciples. They were sad. They thought they had lost Jesus forever. They were afraid the Roman soldiers would come for them. They did not know if they could carry on God’s work without Jesus. They gathered together and hid. They were sad and afraid.

Read Luke 23:49, 55-56 as a Family. Have you ever been afraid?
What could make you feel brave and unafraid. Prayer?

EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 12, 2020

Early in the morning the women who were followers of Jesus went to the tomb where his body had been placed. They wanted to bury the body properly. When they got there they found Jesus’ body was not there. They were afraid his body had been stolen. But then an Angel appeared and said” Do not be afraid! Jesus has risen from the dead. Go quickly and tell the disciples that they should go to Galilee and you will see him there.

Read Mark 16: 1-7 as a Family.
Celebrate the Risen Lord!

Take care of yourselves. Stay safe & be good to each other. May God bless us all.

Happy Easter!​

Always,
Sue Beckham 🙂
Director of Family Ministry

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Join us in Procession & Experience the Passion of Palm Sunday – April 14th @ 8:00 & 10:30 am

Join us in celebrating the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, the opening celebration of Holy Week.

The day will begin with a procession prior to both the 8:00 and 10:30 AM services. Please arrive a few minutes early to pick up a palm branch. We will congregate in the labyrinth courtyard and sing as we process with palms around the church before entering the sanctuary for the Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist.

PALM SUNDAY SERVICES

The 8:00 am service will follow the more traditional Rite I liturgy with language that recalls its Anglican heritage and more contemplative expression sans music.

The 10:30 am Rite II service combines various creative elements including a reading of the Palm Gospel and a musical remembrance of the Passion Gospel.

WHISPERS OF THE PASSION

The choir will present Whispers of the Passion, a poignantly beautiful cantata composed by Joseph Martin. In this imaginative work, five inanimate objects present during Christ’s Passion week are presented as the “silent witnesses” to the message of grace.

Through dramatic monologues that introduce musical anthems of thoughtful beauty, we hear words from the Palms, Chalice, Robe, Crown of Thorns, and Cross.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO FAMILIES

There will be No Sunday School classes on April 14th, as it’s a time we gather together as a faith community.

Child Care will be available during the 10:30 am service in the narthex or outer gallery located in back of the church immediately to the left just inside the big red doors.

NEED SOME DIRECTIONS?

See Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – PALM / PASSION SUNDAY

The Liturgy of the Palms
Luke 19:28-40

The Response
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 50:4-9a

The Response
Psalm 31:9-16

The Epistle
Philippians 2:5-11

The Gospel
Luke 22:14-23:56

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please Contact Sue.

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