Holy Week & Easter Online Worship ~ Monday, April 6 – Sunday, April 12

ZOOM WORSHIP @ ST. THOMAS DURING HOLY WEEK – UNDER SHELTER-IN-PLACE MANDATE

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

10:30am Palm Procession Slide Show and Dramatic Passion Reading with Morning Prayer

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/954611396; Meeting ID: 954 611 396;
Dial – in option: 1 669 900 9128


Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday, April 6 through April 8

12:00 pm Noonday Office of Tenebrae for Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday: Nocturne

https://zoom.us/j/125436847; Meeting ID: 125 436 847;
Dial – in option: 1 669 900 9128

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Maundy Thursday April 9, 2020

DAY: 12:00pm Noonday office for Holy Thursday

Zoom Meeting ID: 125 436 847

Web Option: Click Here to Join
Dial-in Option: 1 (669) 900-9128,,125 436 847#

EVENING: 8:30pm-6am Overnight Vigil with our Lord

Join us for 8:30 PM Compline. The Vigil will follow.

( Vigil sign-ups: Click Here to Sign Up )

Zoom Meeting ID: 591 86 4 313

Web Option: Click Here to Join
Dial-in Option: 1 (669) 900-9128,,591 86 4 313#


Good Friday April 10, 2020

12:00 noon Stations of the Cross

Zoom Meeting ID: 959 990 785

Web Option: Click Here to Join
Dial-in Option: 1 (669) 900-9128,,959 990 785#


Holy Saturday April 11, 2020

12:00 noon Noonday office of Tenebrae for Holy Saturday: Lauds

Zoom Meeting ID:544 564 719

Web Option: Click Here to Join
Dial-in Option: 1 (669) 900-9128,,544 564 719#


Easter Sunday April 12, 2020

9:45 AM Let’s Celebrate Easter Together!

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 800 448
Password: 527782

Web Option: Click Here to Join
Dial-in Option: 1 (669) 900-9128,,282 800 448#

Following the viewing, we will have a slide show of previous Easters at St. Thomas with Easter music!
Chill your champagne or sparkling drink, and we’ll toast the resurrection together!

IF you wish to tune in “on your own” to view the DIOCESE-WIDE EASTER SERVICE on the Diocesan YouTube channel – CLICK HERE

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Season of Advent – Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Advent marks the beginning of the Episcopalian liturgical calendar year. It welcomes us to prepare our hearts, minds and spirits for the advent or coming birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

The season begins with the first Sunday of Advent on December 1st followed consecutively by the second, third and fourth Sundays of Advent on December 8th, 15th and 22nd of this calendar year.

Each Sunday focuses on a different aspect of Jesus. The advent wreath with its colored candles helps of gather our focus as each candle is lit. The first is known as the “Prophet’s Candle” symbolizing an unfolding expectation, followed on the second Sunday by the “Bethlehem Candle” symbolizing faith. On the third Sunday, we light the “Shepherd’s Candle” to represent joy and in observance of the fourth and final Sunday of Advent, the “Angel’s Candle” is lit to represent peace, the transcendent gift of Christ.

In celebration of the final Sunday of Advent on December 22nd, we will share Lessons & Carols – rejoice with us!

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

Please join us in worship welcoming the Season of Advent. There will be a procession followed by the lighting of the Advent candle(s) with readings from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), the Epistles and Gospels to follow that help us consider this sacred time. A sermon or homily will be offered and time of greeting.

There are two service times available: 8:00 and 10:30 AM. Each service has a slightly different character. The early morning service is quiet and reflective using traditional English language. The second service incorporates music and song into worship with more contemporary language.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are in need special accommodations during worship service, Contact Us.

THE HISTORY OF ADVENT

To learn more about the history of Advent, please refer to the “Season of Advent on Wikipedia.

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Worship Schedule Today

We would to extend a heartfelt invitation to you to join us for one of our Sunday services this weekend.

Worship Services – 8:00 and 10:30 AM

The first service at 8:00 AM is perfect for early risers and is more quiet in its expression without music, it tends to feel more contemplative.

The second service offered mid-morning at 10:30 AM is highlighted by choral music with hymns and instrument accompaniment throughout the order of service, typically organ and piano.

Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is a time to get together and catch-up on news of the week, chat about the sermon, share about upcoming events, and nibble on a treat with a cuppa – all in good company.

Coffee hour is provided in Cowans hall across the courtyard from the church. You are most welcome to come do some exploring! We look forward to your visit.

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