|St. Peter’s in the Port Royal July 4, 2012 celebration||July 5, 2012|
|“Desperate Situations”, July 1, 2012||July 1, 2012|
|The Graveyard shift, June 26, 2012||June 27, 2012|
|Tyler Collins – 2012 Graduate Featured||June 25, 2012|
|“Let us go over to the other side” – June 24, 2012||June 24, 2012|
|ECW at Kenmore and La Petite Auberge||June 21, 2012|
|“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” – June 17, 2012||June 17, 2012|
|ECW End of Year Luncheon, June 13, 2012||June 14, 2012|
|It’s all about relationships, June 10, 2012||June 10, 2012|
|5th Community Dinner held, June 9, 2012||June 10, 2012|
Title:Maundy Thursday, April 5, 2012
We had 31 at St. Peter’s for a traditional Maundy Thursday service. It is the beginning of the three days surrounding Easter Sunday. "Maunday" means commandment. The bulletin has these words – Dennis Michno explains that this service “initiates a time of watching, waiting and contemplating, as we enter into the commemoration of the mystery of our redemption. The gift of love in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood is the focus; the demonstration of self-giving in the washing of feet is a fitting symbol; the watch through the night and the continuations of this liturgy in that of Good Friday is the timelessness of silence, the silence of God.” A photogallery can be found here.
The four readings demonstrate that Maundy Thursday is a combination of many traditions – the the Seder supper of Lamb from Passover, the Last Supper and first Eucharist and the events of Gethsemane with the arrest foretold in the stripping of the altar as well as the betryal of Judas. Catherine focused on the events of Last Supper and the role of Judas in her sermon "Leaving the Porch Light On" and so we did not have footwashing.
The Choir augmented with Tom Guthrie did a magnificent job on "Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring." Marilyn provided a meditative opening on "Cyndee’s Farewell." Helmut accompanied most of the hymins on his violin.