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What's the longest distance you've ever walked or run?  For those who prepare for marathon endurance events (like the Glass City, coming up in just a few weeks), the notion of building up toward the distance goal is key to successful completion of the challenge.  Even when a runner "hits the wall" (for many, somewhere around mile 21 of 26.2), the training that has worked its way into tissue memory can be drawn upon to go the distance.  In many ways, that's what Lent is all about - preparing and patterning our lives and our innermost tissue's (the heart's) memory to go the distance.  

The liturgy of Holy Week gives us the opportunity to - in one intense week - run the course with Jesus.  It permits us the privilege of tasting in some tiny way the price and rich blessing of the gift God gave us at deep personal cost.

Come run with us, "let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12.1)."

 

Shalom,

 

The Rev.  Jeff L. Bunke, Rector

Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus! 

 

 

  • Tuesday Bible Study continues at All Saints', Toledo - Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6 pm - exploring the readings appointed for "Sunday coming."
  • Sunday morning Adult Forum enters the final six-week unit in this year's curriculum - this Sunday, 9 to 9:45 am in the Parish Library.
  • Searching for euchre players.  The fellowship committee is thinking of having a euchre party ( date and time to be determined) later. If this is something you would be interested in please let Joyce Fries know 
THE HOLY WEEK LITURGY

The Liturgy of Holy Week is one service, carrying us from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem to a cross and empty tomb outside the city gates.

 

Palm Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. - The Liturgy of Palm Sunday, beginning with blessing of Palms (gather and process from Parish Hall at 9:55 a.m.)

 

Spy Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - Stations of the Cross (weather permitting, in the Courtyard or Memorial Garden)

 

Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. - The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, including Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar, and beginning of the Vigil Watch at the Altar of Repose

Vigil Watch at the Altar of Repose | 8:00 p.m. until noon on Good Friday; Sign up for 30-minute "watch segments" in the central corridor, opposite the kitchen door (security present in building through the wee hours)

 

Good Friday Noon - Community Service at First United Methodist Church (Walnut at Second Street)

7:00 p.m. - The Liturgy of Good Friday, including the chanted passion according to St. John, the Solemn Collects, Veneration of Christ on the Cross, and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

 

Holy Saturday 9:00 a.m. - The (very brief) Liturgy of Holy Saturday

7:00 p.m. - The Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter (West Mission Area celebration at Trinity, Toledo)

 

Easter Sunday 8 and 10:00 a.m. - Festival Celebrations of the Resurrection (with choir and music)

11:00 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt for 3rd graders and younger (Courtyard)


 

 

Special Intentions

  • For those who wage peace in this world
  • For the Middle Eastern refugees - and all who struggle with displacement and meeting daily needs - host nations and refugees alike
  • For our nation and our president, in this time of governmental transition
  • For the ministry of the Worship Committee - particularly as we begin preparations to observe Holy Week and Easter

 

 Reminder:  Petitions generally remain in place for three weeks.  

Please contact the parish office with new or "renewal" requests for the prayer list.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

From Here and There 

 
 

ECW Annual Meeting is Saturday, April 22, at Grace Mansfield.  A block of 10 hotel rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 116 Park Ave West, Mansfield, for those who would like to arrive Friday, April 21.  The discounted rate is $99 plus tax.  Group name is ECW Diocese of Ohio; registration code is DOE.  Reservation cutoff is March 31.  The hotel is 0.2 mile from Grace Church.  Saturday registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with opening prayer at 10:00 a.m., Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.  The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Brian Wilbert of Christ Church Oberlin; topic is "The History of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio."

Lois LaFountain, President

West Mission Area ECW

 

 

 

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