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Metuchen, NJ 08840

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Monday,  April 15th 

7 pm                Holy Eucharist in the Chapel​

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Sunday, April 14th - Palm Sunday

8 am                     Palm Sunday Liturgy
10 am                   Palm Sunday Liturgy

11:15 am            Multigenerational Easter Egg Dying
                               & Palm Cross Making @ Coffee Hour

Weather permitting; the first part of our liturgy begins on the pavement outside Fryer Hall.

You will be given a palm branch to carry during the procession.

Sunday, April 21st – Easter Day

8 am                  Easter Liturgy

10 am                Easter Liturgy

Coffee Hour & Easter Egg Hunt

immediately following the service 

Saturday, April  20th – Holy Saturday

9 am                                  Service for Holy Saturday
9:30 am                           Altar Guild Polishing Party
8 pm                                 Easter Vigil

The Great Vigil of Easter is the most ancient of our Paschal services and is considered the first Mass of the Resurrection.  If you have never attended the Vigil; it is an experience you will not forget.  Champagne and strawberries follow – Lent is over!

Friday, April 19th – Good Friday

9 am - 12 noon                                       Way of the Cross 

12 noon - 3 pm              Ecumenical Preaching Service

7 pm                                                      Stations of the Cross

7:30 pm                                                Good Friday Service

    The Way of the Cross, Stations of the Cross in a walk through town, begins in the morning at 9 am.  Order and locations of the stations will be posted with approximate times if you would like to drive  or if you are late and would like to catch up.

Thursday, April 18th - Maundy Thursday        

6 pm                Agape Meal

7:30 pm          Holy Eucharist with Feet Washing

9 pm                Vigil at the Altar of Repose                          

​You are invited to remain throughout the night, either in the chapel before the Blessed 
Sacrament or in Fryer Hall, where the Young Lukans have created a labyrinth for our use.  There you will find instructions about the use of the labyrinth in contemplative prayer.  The church will be open throughout the night. 
​Please enter and leave by the front door of Fryer Hall.

Wednesday, April  17th                                                              

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Perth Amboy                                                              

7 pm                                                         Tenebrae                                                              

Please join us, in community with Trinity Episcopal Church, for for a service rich with
symbolic meaning that dates back to medieval  
times.  Tenebrae (the Latin word for

“darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been  applied to the ancient monastic night and

early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in

medieval times  came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. The most conspicuous

feature of the service is the  gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the church

until only a single candle, considered a symbol of our Lord,  remains. Toward the end of the service this  candle is hidden, typifying the apparent victory  ​ of the forces of evil. At the very end, a loud noise is made, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of the resurrection  ​(Matthew 28:2), the hidden candle is restored to its place, and by its light all depart in silence. 

        Tuesday, April 16th

          6:00 pm                        Passover Seder

For Christians, Passover is of  special interest.  It is linked to The Last Supper, as Jesus chose to celebrate the Passover Seder with  his disciples  as the last meal before he was put to death. It was at  this Seder that  the first Eucharist took place. Join us for a wonderful meal, with songs & stories, celebrating the Jews flight from Egypt, as we  connect generations - from our Old Testament ancestors, to the time of Jesus, to those of us alive today -  remembering those who are free, and those who are yet to be freed.  

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Holy Week Services 2019