Holy Week & Easter 2022

Palm Sunday    April 10, 2022

On this day, the community gathers in the narthex at 8:00 am and on the lawn outside Hummiston School at 9:45 am.
Palms are blessed and distributed to the congregation.
The congregation is then led into the church for the Celebration of Holy Communion.

Maundy Thursday   April 14, 2022

The service begins at 7 pm in the church with a focus on the Institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
The service is appropriate for children of all ages.
Link to Order of Service to print or view on your handheld device.

Good Friday    April 15, 2022

Good Friday is the day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus, the most somber day on the Christian calendar.
There will be two services. At 12 noon the Good Friday liturgy and Veneration of the cross will be offered.
Link to Order of Service to print or view on your handheld device.

At 7 pm the choir will present “Colors of Grace” an Easter cantata by contemporary composer Joseph Martin.
Both services will be in the church.

The Great Vigil of Easter    April 16, 2022

This ancient service leads us from death to life with Christ through fire, light, word, water, and bread and wine.
The service begins at 7 pm with the lighting of the new fire on the lawn outside the front of the church.
The congregation then moves into the parish hall and by candlelight listens to the ancient stories of our faith
before processing into church for the reaffirmation of our baptismal vows.
The Easter celebration begins with the joyful ringing of bells and the triumphant sound of the great organ.
The celebration continues with a procession of light from the church into the parish hall for the Easter feast.
We encourage families and children to join us for this wonderful ancient service.

Link to Order of Service to print or view on your handheld device.

Easter   April 17, 2022


Easter is the most important Christian holiday, surpassing even Christmas.
There will be two services of Holy Eucharist: at 8 am without music and 10 am with choir.
An Easter egg hunt will follow for children grade 6 and under in the cemetery outside the church.
Please bring your own basket.

Sunday Worship Services

8 am Holy Communion Rite I
in the Sanctuary

10 am Holy Communion Rite II
in the Sanctuary and via Zoom


St. Peter's is offering in-person worship
in our renewed sanctuary, while maintaining virtual access via Zoom.
Most meetings are currently offered both in-person and via Zoom. Use of the church building continues to be limited for most activities other than worship. St. Peter's asks everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing when inside the building.

 

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

203.272.4041
office@stpeterscheshire.org

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