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Welcome to St. Gregory's
where Christ challenges us each and every day to love him and love each other

 March 2015

Palm Sunday, Holy Week Services
With Palm Sunday the last Sunday of this month and Holy Week falling in both March and April, the service schedule will be published in both months’ newsletters.

Palm Sunday, March 29: Blessing and Distribution of Palms and Holy Eucharist will be held at 8 and 10:30am services. As usual, there is no music at 8 and choir and music at 10:30.

Holy Week
Maundy Thursday, April 2nd: Traditional Foot washing with Holy Eucharist. The Altar will be stripped and washed following the service.

Good Friday, April 3rd: No Service at St. Gregory’s. Service at St. Paul’s, noon to 3pm. **See additional information below.**

Easter Sunday, April 5th:
8:00 am:  Lighting of Paschal Candle with Prayers from the Easter Vigil and Holy Eucharist. No music.
10:30am: Easter Celebration Holy Eucharist with organ & choir

**This year we will join with St. Paul’s for the annual Good Friday Service on April 3rd.  The service will be one of prayerful worship and the Stations of
the Cross led by Fr. Finn, new rector at St. Paul’s. There will be no Eucharist. The service begins at noon and goes until 3pm; however, people may come for the first half hour or stay for the entire time. A portion of the Stations will probably be done in Hackley Park, so participants should dress accordingly for the weather.

Soup & Bread Suppers & Book Study Return
The popular Lenten Wednesday evening soup supper and book study series returns on February 25th. Soup will be served beginning at 5:45pm followed by discussion. The 5-week study will focus on “Practical Mysticism” by Evelyn Underhill, an English Anglo-Catholic writer whose scholarly and spiritual works focused on prayer and mysticism. She lived from 1875 to 1941. Her feast day in the Episcopal Church is June 15th. In just 100 pages, Underhill presents a practical mysticism which can be nurtured in the life of any Christian. As this little book originally went to press at the beginning of World War I, Underhill dared to assert that mysticism was not escapism or a “soothing draught." She presented mysticism as a powerful stimulant which enables one to better distinguish the real from the illusory, to feel a certitude which cannot be shattered by struggle or catastrophe,
and to grow from a deep spiritual consciousness. Books will be provided for this study. Copies will be available on February 15th at the church.  If you would like to provide soup or bread for any of the meals, contact Linda Scheerer for a date. Meeting dates are February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18 & March 25.

This will be at the beginning of Coffee Hour and before the Vestry meeting. Printed copies of the
changes are available at the church. The online version was emailed by David Wells on February 16.

Service Cancellations
In the event of extreme weather and/or hazardous road and parking lot conditions which will cause the cancellation of services, meetings or events at St. Gregory’s, the information will be:
  •  Sent out by email;
  •  Posted on WZZM TV13 & WOTV8 and WOTV4;
  •  If in doubt, Call the Senior Warden

Sunday Worship at

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
(no music at the early service)

Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m.