HOLY WEEK AT ALL SAINTS
-Palm Sunday: This dramatic liturgy celebrates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and remembers his crucifixion and burial. We begin at 10:30 sharp in the Parish Hall (to the left as you enter) and process with palms into the Nave (church).
-Maundy Thursday at the Jubilee Center (3301 Andrews Highway): Beginning at 6:30, we will celebrate a quiet and intimate service of Holy Communion in this remembrance of Christ’s last supper with his disciples. Our focus will be on the meaning of that last supper and its continued celebration in the church to this day. There will not be foot washing at this service.
-Good Friday: We are back at Genesis Center at 7:00 for a beautiful and solemn observance of Christ’s last moments before giving his life for us. This will be a shorter service without communion.
-Saturday, Jubilee Food Distribution: It is good to remember the poor during Holy Week. Arrive by 9:15.
-Easter Sunday! The old hymn says it all: “Hail Thee festival day, blessed day that art hallowed forever. Day wherein Christ arose breaking the kingdom of death!” Be part of the celebration and bring others to join you.
LADIES: BABY SHOWER FOR GRACE, GENTLEMEN: LUNCH AND QUICK CLEANUP – TOMORROW!
Ladies, there is a luncheon and baby shower for Grace (Tola’s sister) after church on Palm Sunday. Give Marianne (432-853-2751) or Nadine (432-631-3269) if you need more details. Gentlemen, after a sandwich (provided by Debbie Vasicek!), we’ll hit the parking lot and gardens for ½ hour of high speed spruce up. Bring garbage bags, rakes shovels and other implements of destruction.
THE BOOK OF REVELATION CONTINUES WEDNESDAY! AT 6:30 PM
Join us at 2201 Hereford Avenue (the Oknefski’s) for study, conversation and dinner.
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Psalm 22 – Read it all. This was the prayer on Jesus’ lips as he suffered on the cross:
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.
Yet you are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel.
In you our fathers trusted;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried and were rescued;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
“He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
Yet you are he who took me from the womb;
you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.
On you was I cast from my birth,
and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
Be not far from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is none to help.
Many bulls encompass me;
strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
they open wide their mouths at me,
like a ravening and roaring lion.
I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
it is melted within my breast;
my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.
For dogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet—
I can count all my bones—
they stare and gloat over me;
they divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.
But you, O Lord, do not be far off!
O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dog!
Save me from the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
but has heard, when he cried to him.
From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
May your hearts live forever!
All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
For kingship belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.
All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.
Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.
As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.
Your fellow servant,
THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
-Sundays, Classes at 9:15am. Worship at 10:30 am.
-Wednesdays, 6:30pm at the Oknefski’s (2201 Hereford), LENTEN SERIES: The Revelation of St. John
-Thursdays, 7:30am to 8:30am, People of the Book, breakfast and fellowship at the Jubilee Center.
-Thursday, March 24th, 6:30pm Maundy Thursday Service at the Jubilee Center (no foot washing).
-Friday, March 25th, 7:00pm, Good Friday Service at Church
-Friday, March 25th, 8:30am, Stocking Shelves at the Jubilee Center (3301 Andrews Highway)
-Saturday, March 26th, 9:15am, Food Distribution at the Jubilee Center
-Sunday, March 27th, 10:30am, Easter Sunday!
-Sunday, April 10th, Second Sunday Lunch and Jubilee Collection
-Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00pm, Vestry Dinner and Meeting