List of galleries to view
|Title||Post date||Gallery Description|
|The "Best" of Holy Week and Easter||Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 5:46am||
Here are 50 images of the period from Palm Sunday to Easter, 2013. From Palm Sunday to Easter, we held 5 services with 166 in attendance. We also participated in the Port Royal Sunrise service on Sunday morning. On Sat. we held our 7th community dinner for 80-120 children feeding them lunch and holding an Easter egg hunt. Yes, we did walk with Jesus in his suffering and hardships and then sharing and proclaiming the resurrection.
|Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 11am||Monday, April 1, 2013 - 3:34am||
At 11am, we had 54 for Easter on an increasingly cloudy and by service time some light rain. Most of all it was just cold and damp. Not Easter like! Some additions to the service this year - a set of wind chimes Catherine carried in procession. Also, with abundant children we had a children's sermon before the main one. The metaphor of a flower bulb that rises is a wonderful metaphor for the risen Christ.As with last year we lit the paschal fire, symbolizing the new light from Christ this Easter.
|Sunrise Service, March 31, 2013 - 7am||Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 9:29am||
The day started out early for some of us at the Long's for the 7am Sunrise service. Unfortunately, while the son came up briefly it was soon hidden by the advancing cloud cover.
St. Peter's was well represented in scripture and song. Nancy and Helmut performed twice on "Because He Lives" and "Victory in Jesus." Catherine provided the opening prayer and Gospel reading. Both Memorial Baptist and Shiloh were represented. Rev Joe Dobbin of Shiloh presented the sermon on "First 7 Words After Resurrection."
The Longs offered a wonderful reception with various egg, sausage casseroles, doughnut, hash browns.
|7th Community Dinner, March 30, 2013||Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 4:27pm||
We had our 7th Community Dinner on the Saturday before Easter. As with Christmas we partnered with Parks and Rec and Caroline's Promise. Parks and Rec provided the publicity and decorations. Caroline's Promise the easter baskets and crafts. St. Peter's donated 880 plastic eggs plus 43 bags/boxes of candy, individually wrapped. We had slightly lower numbers than Christmas and estimates ranged from 80-120
|Good Friday, March 29, 2013||Friday, March 29, 2013 - 8:18pm||
Good Friday is a blend of all of the Holy Week services. There is a long reading like Palm Sunday, this year in Luke. The reading in Good Friday is always from John, a very detailed account of Christ's last day
Like Tenebrae, Good Friday creates a mood and like Maundy Thursday is one day, the last one for Christ. It maybe is the most emotional one – from disbelief over the arrest, flogging, trial and eventual crucifixion in a quickly moving Friday to one of horror, anger and reflection.
|Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2013||Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:12pm||
Maundy Thursday is remembered for the "Last Supper" meeting with the disciples with the footwashing, the foreshadowing of Judas betrayal and the movement into Gethsemane. We had a traditional Seder supper at 5pm. The 7pm service featured the washing and anointing of hands. By the end of the service the altar is stripped in preparation for Good Friday.
|Tenebrae, March 27, 2013||Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 8:40pm||
The story was inside and out. Unlike the other Easter services, Tenebrae doesn't relate to a specific Holy Week event as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. It sets a mood and brings you through the Holy Week story through a set of "shadows". Each shadow generally has a reading from Luke, a Psalm and a hymn.
Outside, the weather was continued cool from the weekend. Two hours before the service there were threatening clouds. The unsettled weather moved toward full sunlight in a short amount of time captured in the gallery.
|Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013||Monday, March 25, 2013 - 4:14am||
An overcast, cool Palm Sunday. We have pictures of the Lenten Quiet Day plus the music, Liturgy of the Palms and Passion narrative.
|Ladies Night Out, March 9, 2013||Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 8:01pm||
Besides a dinner and fundraiser where the men cook for the women, this year featured a murder mystery in Pandora City
How could a church fundraiser where the men cook for the ladies lead to this gruesome murder ? Everything seemingly had gone well. Everyone dined on a feast of venison, meatloaf, fish, macraoni, salad and varous deserts. But there was tension in the air from the time of the appetizer where the citizens of Pandora City confronted each over concerning imaginery and real wrongs.
|Review of the First Week in Lent, 2013||Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 2:48pm||
Here are 50 slide that review 4 events and services of the first week in Lent, 2013:
1. Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013