Lent 2021
40 Acts of Kindness
Commit to doing 40 acts of kindness this Lent.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
–Colossians 3:12

Special Offerings

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Palm Sunday, March 28

8am | Chapel (In-person)
A quiet communion service with blessing of the palms, sermon by our Rector, and prayers. Space is limited. 
10am | Church (In-person & Livestream)

A service of Blessing of the Palms and Spiritual Communion with music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys and sermon by the Rector. Space is limited. You must register to attend in-person.

12noon | Tomes-Higgins Driveway (In-person)
Drive Thru Blessing: Start your Holy Week off with a special blessing and a palm. All ages are welcome to drive-thru the circle of the Tomes-Higgins to say “hello” to clergy, receive a Holy Week blessing on you or your family, and receive a palm with which to shout “Hosanna!”
5pm | Church (In-person & Livestream)
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater sung by the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls with string trio: Deborah Song (violin), Soo Yeon Kim (violin), and Alina Lee (cello).
Chapel

Monday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 31

12noon | FACEBOOK LIVE
NEW! Join us for Characters at the Cross – a 15-minute noonday prayer service featuring a short homily from one of our clergy and organ music. No Facebook account needed to tune-in.
Altar of Repose - Golgatha

Maundy Thursday, April 1

7:30pm | Church (In-person & Livestream)
The liturgy of Maundy Thursday is spiritual communion service, featuring a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Cheryl McFadden and music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys. It concludes with the silent stripping of the altar.
If planning to attend in-person, be sure to follow our Campus Safety Guidelines.
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Good Friday, April 2

1pm | Church (In-person & Livestream)

The Liturgy for Good Friday with sermon by the Rev. Shancia Jarrett and music by the Choir of Men & Teen Boys.

If planning to attend in-person, be sure to follow our Campus Safety Guidelines.

5pm | Church (In-person & Livestream)

A performance of Philip Moore’s new work,Via Crucis – a devotion for Passiontide, offering a ruminative resource for prayer and reflection on Christ’s death. It has a structure that is similar to the Stations of the Cross, used for many centuries.  The service contains a selection of deeply felt, but restrained prayers by Eric Milner-White. These are interspersed with descriptive organ pieces by Philip Moore, which act as musical responses to the words, and range from meditative to more challenging, dramatic moods. Together, the prayers and music combine to provide a beautifully fresh perspective on Lenten themes.

If planning to attend in-person, be sure to follow our Campus Safety Guidelines.

06 Easter vigil candles

Holy Saturday, April 3

7:30pm | Church (In-Person & Livestream)

A candlelit vigil service, including renewal of baptismal vows, spiritual communion, sermon by the Rev. Terry Elsberry, and music sung by the Christ Church Singers. This first eucharistic celebration of Easter is one of the most ancient liturgies of the Church.

If planning to attend in-person, be sure to follow our Campus Safety Guidelines.

Easter Flower Cross

Easter Sunday, April 4

8am | Tomes-Higgins Front Lawn (Outdoors, In-Person)

Join us in front of the Tomes-Higgins House for a beautiful outdoor service of communion (bread only) and sermon from our Rector for “early birds.” If planning to attend, be sure to follow our Campus Safety Guidelines. BRING FOLDING CHAIRS OR A BLANKET to sit on during the service (given that seating will not otherwise be provided).
In the event of rain, this service will be moved indoors to the Chapel.

10am | Church (In-Person & Livestream)

A joyous Eucharist in the church sanctuary at which communion (bread only) will be distributed. The service will feature festive music sung by the choir of men & girls, and a homily by the Rector. Space is limited. You must register to attend in-person.

12noon | Tomes-HIggins Front Lawn (Outdoors, In-Person)

Join us in front of the Tomes-Higgins House for a fun, festive, and creative liturgical experience for families, featuring a homily by the Rev. Abby VanderBrug, distribution of Communion in one-kind (bread), Easter Brass, and Alleluia shakers for children. There will be opportunity to take family photos by the flower cross in the front circle. If planning to attend, be sure to follow our Campus Safety Guidelines. BRING FOLDING CHAIRS OR A BLANKET to sit on during the service (given that seating will not otherwise be provided).
In the event of rain, this service will held at the Cloister in the Front Circle. Bring your umbrellas with you!