Tuesday, April 03, 2007

From the Rector:

“Alleluia! Christ is risen.”
“The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”

Our Easter proclamation is the thing that allows us to have hope. We live in a world were filled with death and unhappiness. Yet on Easter, we proclaim our trust in a God who is able to bring life out of death. Nothing, not even death, is the last word, if God is our hope. The same God who raised Jesus from death is our God and no failure, hopeless situation, or obstacle to happiness and life is an obstacle to God. Jesus, God’s beloved son, assures we are put right with this God. Christ is risen!

Let us be filled with hope and possibility!


Ordination at St. Andrew's

Dawnell Smith Stodghill will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop MacPherson on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. This will be a wonderful celebration with many guests. Please join us!

Sunday School Meeting

Parents and other Adults wanting to help take a rotation as a Sunday School teacher are asked to meet with Fr. Whit following the liturgy on April 22, 2007. Please join us!

Holy Week at St. Andrew's

Holy Monday:
Evening Prayer – 6:30 p.m.
Begin Holy Week by joining us as we read Evening Prayer, part of the Church’s daily office.

Holy Tuesday:
Fr. Whit will be away for the Mass of Collegiality at Church of the Redeemer in Ruston, Louisiana.

Holy Wednesday:
Holy Eucharist – 6:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday:
Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing – 6:30 p.m. - The Maundy Thursday Liturgy is a beautiful service that includes foot washing. We learn about servant-hood.

Good Friday:
Good Friday Liturgy – Noon
The Good Friday Liturgy remembers the death of our Lord.
Stations of the Cross – 6:30 p.m.
This is a moving service of prayer, reflection and contemplation.

Holy Saturday:
Community Egg Hunt – 10:00 a.m. Join us in Oak Ridge behind the Masonic Lodge for the hunt!
The Great Vigil of Easter - 4:00 p.m. - This is the Church’s ancient Easter celebration and traditionally includes baptism. This year we will baptize Amos Duke Shackelford. Come and experience this wonderful liturgy.

Easter Day:
Easter Day Holy Eucharist – 9:30 a.m. - A wonderful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Come celebrate with us and sing!