Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

St. Andrew’s 

 Episcopal Church

22 Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, Maryland

“Open Doors – Open Arms – Open Hearts”

Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019

7:30 a.m.  Quiet Holy Eucharist Rite I 

8:00 Adult Education – Sign Language

  9:00 a.m.  Liturgy of the Palms – Outside Procession – Holy Eucharist Rite II 

10:15 a.m. Annual Palm Sunday Breakfast  

Palm Sunday: Today is Palm Sunday, and the beginning of Holy Week. Our 9:00 a.m. service will begin inside the Church parish hall. After the Blessing of the Palms, we will process outside, around the block, to the front of the Church. For those unable to do the walk, please meet the procession near the front doors of the Church. Our Annual Palm Sunday Breakfast follows the 9:00 a.m. service.

Dramatic Reading of the Gospel: Appointed volunteers “characters” will read various parts of the Gospel this morning. Father Steve does not preach on Palm Sunday, but allows the Gospel to “Speak for Itself”.

Holy Week Schedule: This is a VERY busy week in the life of the Church, and your clergy. Please refer to the printed schedules that were handed out several weeks ago, and are also displayed on the bulletin board in the Church parish hall, and on the white board. Use the cameras on your telephones & snap a picture of the schedule.

Easter Sunday – Next Sunday – April 21st.: The first part of Easter Sunday’s Schedule next Sunday, will involve the children going to the tomb of Jesus. What will they find when they remove the stone? Upon entering the Church, you will find the Church dark, and a veil (our usual practice) across the Chancel. Once Father Steve makes the Easter Acclamation, things will happen, and it will be beautiful!!! Remember, only (1) service on Easter Sunday.

Easter Egg Hunt Next Sunday: The children’s Easter Egg Hunt will follow the Easter Sunday Service.

Second Sunday of Easter: Remember, Easter is a Season, NOT a one day event. On the Second Sunday of Easter, April 28th, we will have (3) Baptisms at the 9:00 a.m. service.

Good Friday Special Offering: You have seen the posters around the Church. Today, there is additional information put in your pews about the Good Friday Special Offering. The Episcopal Church has been involved in this Good Friday Special Offering following the aftermath of World War I. You have several ways to make this offering. If paying by check, make the check out to St. Andrew’s, but put in the remark’s section that it is for the Good Friday Special Offering. If paying with cash, put the money in an envelope, and dedicate it to the Good Friday Special Offering. Once our Church treasurer has collected the funds dedicated to the Good Friday Special Offering, (1) check will be written from the Church and sent to the requested address for the Good Friday Special Offering.

 Father Steve’s Booklet: If you have not obtained a copy of Father Steve’ booklet, “The Holy Eucharist – My Alpha & Omega”. Please consider getting your copy. The reviews have been very positive. 100% of the proceeds for the booklet go towards the handicap building project. Father Steve is asking for a donation of at least $5.00 for the booklet. So far, over $600.00 have been raised for the handicap building project from the sale of Father Steve’s booklet. 

Sunday Supply Schedule Posted: The Sunday clergy supply schedule to cover while Father Steve is on Sabbatical has been posted on the bulletin boards, and on the Church website. Remember: There will ONLY be one service a week, that being Sunday at 9:00 a.m. All other services will be put on hold until Father Steve returns from Sabbatical. The recording of music will continue by our organist, but there will be no Livestreaming of services on the Saint Andrew’s Facebook page. Father Steve will be doing a wedding, off campus, in June. If, in the event, there is a serious pastoral emergency that involves an active parishioner of St. Andrew’s, Father Steve will return to handle that incident while on his Sabbatical. Father Steve will begin his Sabbatical, following all services, and special activities on May 12th, and end his Sabbatical, and return to St. Andrew’s on Sunday, August 11th.

St. Andrew’s Printed Prayer List (By permission):

Kathi – Ramie – Tommie – Deacon John – Dan – Tommie – Thim – Mary – Payton – Rich – Denise – Carrol – Chuck – Jill – Stacy – Carlene – Staci – Randy – Annie – Margaret – Marsha – Christa – Beverly – Ray – Gail – Mary – Richard – Emma Kelby – Staci – Carrie – Steve – Dave – Michael – Carlene Sonja – Sharon – NancyPatAndyRogerTheodore “Baby Teddy” – Jacki – Dennis – Elizabeth – Chuck – Faye – Kelsey – Jess – Phil – John – Wyatt – Dottie – Kate – Curtis – Dick – Carlene – Darlene Adams – All Police Officers – Our Military – The First Responders of Our Communities – The Residents of Holly Place – The Homeless – Those suffering addictions – Those with mental illness – The unborn children; those who were never given a chance to be born.

In the Military: Bubba Neville

The Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for Sunday, April 14, 2019:

The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East

The Most Revd Suheil Dawani – Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Archbishop in Jerusalem

Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Cycle of Prayer for April 14, 2019:

Holy Apostles & St. Stephen, Arbutus

St Andrew’s, Glenwood

St Barnabas’, Sykesville

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