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Holy Week Schedule and Events

Holy Week Worship Schedule

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Sunday, March 20 – Palm Sunday (PALM CROSSES)

9:30 a.m. - BAS Holy Eucharist in St. Paul’s Church.

10 a.m. - St. Timothy’s Choir Practice with Stephanie Doyle.

11 a.m. - Children’s Discovery Program in St. Timothy’s Hall.

11:15 a.m. - BAS Holy Eucharist in St. Timothy’s Church.

7 p.m. - Jesus & Jeans Rock Music Worship in St. Timothy’s Church.

Holy Monday, March 21

7 p.m. – BCP Evening Prayer in St. Timothy’s Church.

               Tenebrae (Candle) Liturgy
               Traditional Hymns on the Organ

Holy Tuesday, March 22

10 a.m. - Lenten Midweek Worship in St. Timothy’s.

7 p.m. – Night Prayer (Contemporary Compline)

Holy Wednesday, March 23 

7 p.m. – The Way of the Cross in St. Timothy’s Church.

Maundy Thursday, March 24 

10 a.m. – Last Supper Celebration in St. Paul’s Church.

7 p.m. – Last Supper Celebration in St. Timothy’s Church.

Good Friday, March 25

10 a.m. – BAS Solemn Rite in St. Paul’s Church.

2 p.m. – BAS Solemn Rite in St. Timothy’s Church (instruments silenced)  

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 

Message: Voices Around the Cross 

Holy Saturday, March 26

9 a.m. – Easter Decorating Party in both Churches.

Easter Sunday, March 27 – The Resurrection of our Lord

9:30 a.m. - BAS Holy Eucharist in St. Paul’s Church.

10 a.m. - St. Timothy’s Choir Practice with Stephanie Doyle.

11:15 a.m. - BAS Holy Eucharist in St. Timothy’s Church.

7 p.m. - Jesus & Jeans Rock Music Worship in St. Timothy’s Church,

with (Baptism?) Holy Eucharist.

Easter Memorials

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Remember those who have died and honour those who are special to us through dedications made at the great feast of Easter. They are listed in the  Easter Day bulletins. Put the wording and any dollar amount in an envelope. Deposit in the offering or drop off to the Parish mailbox at the Rectory (by St. Timothy’s). Deadline is Sunday, March 13.

What is Lent?

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The six weeks before Easter is called the "Lenten Season".  It is a time to focus on the suffering, death and resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Because Jesus died, and thus piad for our sins, we have life.  Because Jesus rose from the dead, we too will rise and enjoy heaven forever.  LENT is a process of prayer and spiritual renewal.  The Lenten season emphasizes one's need to cultivate the interior life through self-reflection, fasting, alms giving and prayer.

Ash Wednesday is the day Lent begins.  It is called that because, being 40 days before Good Friday, it always falls on a Wednesday and on that day at church the faithful have their foreheads marked with ashes in the shape of a cross.  In the Bible, a mark on the forehead is a symbol of a person's ownership.  By having their foreheads mared with the sign of a cross, this symbolizes that the person belongs to Jesus Christ, who did on a Cross.  This is in imitation of the spiritual mark or seal that is put on a Christian in baptism.

Ashes are a biblical symbol of mourning and penance.  In Bible times, the custom was to fast, wear sackcloth, sit in dust and ashes, and put dust and ashes on one`s head.  They also symbolize death and so remind us of our mortality.  Thus when a priest uses her or his thumb to sign one of the faithful with ashes, the priest says, ``Remember, that you are dust and to dust you shall return.`` 

The ashes are made by burning palm fronds which have been saved from previous years Palm Sunday, they are then blessed by a priest - blessed ashes having been used in God's rituals since the time of Moses (Numbers 19:9-10,17)  (From Saint Matthew's Anglican Church, Abbotsford, BC)

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"Live for Today" AA Group

Live for Today” AA Group
Alcoholics Anonymous has a GROWING local group in the Prospect Road area. They meet every Saturday night in St. Timothy’s Hall, at 7:30 pm. All meetings are open.  For more information call Sue M.: 902-850-2879. Confidentiality is kept.