St. John’s Episcopal Church Holy Week Schedule

PALM SUNDAY APRIL 5
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist and Liturgy of the Palms – Rite I
9:00 AM – Holy Eucharist and Liturgy of the Palms – Rite II
11:00 AM – Morning Prayer and Liturgy of the Palms – Rite I

HOLY MONDAY THROUGH GOOD FRIDAY
8:10 AM – Morning Prayer – Rite I
6:00 PM – Evening Prayer – Rite I

MAUNDY THURSDAY APRIL 9
7:00 PM – Holy Eucharist for Maundy Thursday with stripping of the altar

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 10
Noon – The Liturgy of Good Friday

HOLY SATURDAY APRIL 11
Noon – The Liturgy of Holy Saturday
7:30 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter

EASTER SUNDAY
9:00 AM – Holy Eucharist for Easter Morning – Rite I
11:00 AM – Holy Eucharist for Easter Morning – Rite II

April Book Club Meeting

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 AT 6:30 PM Via Zoom

Contact Deborah Edwards or Sandra J Klemuk  for more information

Our book club is excited to announce our next read for discussion
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction.

Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

Credit: Good Reads

Virtual Coffee Hour

Join us every Sunday via Zoom at 10 AM.

St. John’s Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4928898841

Personal Meeting ID 492-889-8841

Monday Lectionary Bible Study

Fr. Patrick’s weekly bible study will meet on Zoom, Mondays at 10 AM.  Join us as we review the readings for the forthcoming Sunday services.