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Advent ~ Christmas

Sunday • December 3, 2017 • 5:00pm

Cherub Choir • Children’s Choir • Epiphany Choir
Gareth Flowers, trumpet   |   Larry J. Long, conductor

CHRISTMAS EVE • Sunday • December 24, 2017

4:00pm  Family Eucharist with Blessing of the Crèche
with the singing of traditional Christmas carols, the proclaiming of the Christmas Gospel with involvement of all children in attendance, blessing of the Crèche (large manger scene), all in the context of the Holy Eucharist

9:30pm • Carols and prelude music begins
Epiphany Choir, instrumental music, and traditional carols for congregational singing

10:00pm • Holy Eucharist with Epiphany Choir and string quartet

CHRISTMAS DAY • Monday • December 25, 2017

10:00am • Holy Eucharist in the Chapel with Soloist

The Christmas season concludes with Epiphany’s name day celebration of
THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY  Sunday  January 7, 2018

8:30am • Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

10:30am • Holy Eucharist with Epiphany Choir and a visit of the Three Magi!

5:00pm • Evening Eucharist in the Chapel



ASH WEDNESDAY  February 14, 2018

12:00pm • Spoken Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

The imposition of ashes is available 2:00pm until 7:00pm

7:30pm • Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
The solemn liturgy for Ash Wednesday is celebrated, including the imposition of ashes, with the Epiphany Choir.

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Holy Week

THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION | Palm Sunday • March 25, 2018

8:30am • Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

10:30am • Holy Eucharist
Blessing of Palms in the Mullins Garden, followed by a procession to Ronald McDonald House, Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, and back to Epiphany, led by a bagpiper. Holy Eucharist includes a dramatic presentation of the Saint Mark Passion by members of the church.

5:00pm • Evening Eucharist in the Chapel

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Triduum   |   The Three Days

MAUNDY THURSDAY • March 29, 2018

4:00pm • Service for Children

7:30pm • The Liturgy for Maundy Thursday
Jesus commands us in the Gospel for the day to “love one another, as I have loved you”. The congregation and clergy participate in the ritual of footwashing, the holy eucharist is celebrated, the reserve sacrament is removed to the altar of repose in the chapel, and finally the chancel is stripped of all decoration in preparation for Good Friday.

8:30pm-12:00am • Prayer Vigil before the Sacrament
Prayer in the Chapel in the Garden of Repose.

GOOD FRIDAY • March 30, 2018

11:30am • Music for Good Friday
Beautiful choral and organ music for meditation on this solemn day.

12:00pm • The Liturgy for Good Friday
The Saint John Passion is sung by the choir and soloists, the Bidding Prayer is prayed, the crucifix is brought forward in procession for veneration, and communion is received from the reserved sacrament.

6:00pmStations of the Cross
with artwork by Epiphany’s Arts and Spiritual Direction group

HOLY SATURDAY • March 31, 2018

7:30pm • The Great Vigil of Easter
 A new fire is started outside and the new Paschal Candle is blessed and lighted. All are led by the new Paschal Candle into the darkened church, carrying our own lighted candles, and the joyous Exsultet is chanted.
• A number of Old Testament readings are proclaimed, reminding us of God’s mighty acts throughout history, each followed by a sung response.
• We process to the baptismal font at the rear of the church, and celebrate holy baptism and the renewal our own baptismal promises while being sprinkled with water from the font.
• The resurrection is proclaimed, the lights in the church are turned on, and we process to the front of the church, singing a joyous Easter hymn. The first eucharist of Easter is celebrated with choir, organ, trumpet and timpani adding to the festivity.
• A festive reception follows at the back of the church with many tempting delights, breaking our Lenten fast.

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EASTER DAY • Sunday • April 1, 2018

10:00am • Festive prelude music begins

10:30am • Holy Eucharist
This joyous celebration of the Holy Eucharist includes music for choirs and congregation, organ, brass, and timpani. An Easter Egg Hunt is held for all children in attendance in the Mullins Garden after the postlude is concluded.

This is the only service celebrated today – no 8:30am nor 5:00pm services.

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