Lent and Holy Week at St. Anne’s

The Holy Week Journey

Dear People of St. Anne’s,

Holy Week begins this Sunday and I hope you will journey with us as you are able along this pilgrim’s way of faith. Some things at St. Anne’s will be different this week from other weeks and even from previous Holy Weeks. The difference is intended to invite you into an intentional time of spiritual alertness and mindfulness, heartfulness too, if you will allow such a word. READ MORE

Easter Baskets to Feed the Hungry

Thank you to all who donated Easter baskets this year.  Over 100 baskets were filled!

Maundy Thursday Simple Supper and Foot Washing

This year our service begins in the parish hall at 6:00 PM with a simple meal remembering Jesus’ Last Supper and finishes quietly in the church as we strip the Altar. All are welcome to share in this Holy night from the Preparation of the Upper Room (4:00 PM) to the Simple Supper and Service (6:00 PM), where at the table we will share Eucharist and have the option of foot washing.      

4:00 PM – Please sign up to join with friends to help create our Upper Room for this year’s Maundy Thursday Service and Simple Supper. There are abundant opportunities to support this holy night, and all are welcome!  We need help supplying necessary materials as well as creating our meal and adorning our tables. We need you as we create our Upper Room and remember when Jesus asked his friends to prepare a place for their last meal together. Come as you can.

6:00 PM – All are welcome to join in our Maundy Thursday Service and Simple Supper! Come and be nourished as we remember with one another the love shared by Jesus’ at his last supper with his disciples. We will share the Eucharist around our dinner tables before walking in silence to the church for the traditional “stripping of the Altar” which will remain bare until our Easter Vigil on Saturday night. Advance sign up (below) is appreciated but not required!

“A new command I give you: ‘Love one another’.” John 13:34.

Please sign up to share in the evening and/or to help with preparations:  Maundy Thursday Simple Supper and Foot Washing Service

For more information, contact Heather Strang at ten.n1531943415ozire1531943415v@tsa1531943415efeht1531943415peek1531943415 or 443-995-3820.

Maundy Thursday All-Night Vigil

“Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” – Matthew 26:36

Will you watch with Jesus?  Spend some time in thoughtful prayer at St. Anne’s overnight vigil.  Beginning after the Maundy Thursday service and going until the morning of Good Friday, the church will be open for prayer and reflection at the Holy Family Chapel.  Stay after the service or return later for a very personal way to participate in Holy Week and walk with Jesus to the cross. Books of prayers and meditations will be available for you to use as part of your vigil.  For your safety, a guard will be on duty throughout the night and you can park in front of the church.  Use this link to sign up.

 

Holy Week Services

Sunday, March 25

  • Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 AM
  • Compline on Palm Sunday at 5:30 PM

Monday, March 26

  • Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM

Tuesday, March 27

  • Holy Eucharist at 12:10 PM
  • Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM

Wednesday, March 28

  • Holy Eucharist at 8:00 AM
  • Choral Evensong at 5:30 PM

Thursday, March 29

  • Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM
  • Maundy Thursday Service with Simple Supper, Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar in the Parish Hall at 6:00 PM
  • All-Night Vigil

Friday, March 30

  • Stations of the Cross at 10:30 AM
  • Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM
  • Reading of the Passion and Solemn Collects at 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 31

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Light at 2:00 PM, followed by an Easter egg hunt
  • The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 PM