Holy Week Worship

Worship Services

8 am    Blessing of the Palms and Spiritual Communion
in the Sanctuary and via Zoom

Limited Seating Available: Reservations Required
Documentation of Complete Vaccination Required

Pre-registration: Link to SignUp Genius here or call the parish office at 203-272-4041 and leave a message with your name(s), number attending, and telephone number before Friday, March 26 at 1 pm. Your family members must fit in a half-pew and all must be fully vaccinated. Link to complete safety guidelines.

Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only. (Meeting ID: 834 2029 0910; Passcode: 348317)

 Palms will be blessed at this service. We will leave some blessed palms outside the side entrance for pickup. 

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10 am    Blessing of the Palms and Spiritual Communion
via Zoom from the Sanctuary

Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or
Call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only (Meeting ID: 564 661 241).

Download the Order of Service to print or view. It will also be shared on the Zoom screen.

After the Spiritual Communion worship service, we encourage you to remain on Zoom and get some tea or coffee to join us for a virtual “coffee hour”.

Family and Children Services

9 am    Children’s Worship via Zoom
Walk through Holy Week

Families can pick up a Walk through Holy Week bag on Saturday, 2 to 4 pm. Contact Marie at 802-370-6938 if you need it dropped off at your house. Bag contains items to accompany each station on the “walk”. You will find instructions and a “Maundy Thursday Last Supper” sticker sheet in the bag. You will need to provide glue or hot glue.

Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or
Call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only
Meeting ID: 864 4107 2990; Passcode: 500984

9:15 am    Godly Play (ages 3 – K) via Zoom
Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio
Meeting ID: 815 2678 2394; Passcode: 883064

April 1, 2021
Maundy Thursday: Sharing the Grief

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” (Matthew 26:36-38)

Over the last year, we have endured immense collective and personal grief. As Jesus demonstrated in the Garden of Gethsemane, it is good to share this grief in our community, and to pour out our struggles before God.

We invite you to ask yourself “What am I grieving?” If you would like to submit something that has caused you grief this past year, small or large, we will share that grief out loud during a special litany during the Maundy Thursday service. The griefs you submit will be shared anonymously. Please send your thoughts to sandra.stayner@stpeterscheshire.org.

In sharing our grief as a community, we can come to understand that we are not alone, and that God holds us even in our darkest hour, as we await the day of Christ’s coming.

March 31, 2021
Wednesday of Holy Week

8 pm – Sung Compline, led by Leah Wise on Zoom

Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or
Call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only
(Meeting ID: 825 6309 4298; Passcode: 606348)

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April 1, 2021
Maundy Thursday
At-Home Family Service

We celebrate Maundy Thursday in remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper. Enjoy a simple family meal together, followed by the readings and discussion.  Link to complete details of service that you can celebrate at any time during the day. 

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Link to Zoom Recording of 7 pm  Spiritual Communion and Stripping of the Altar in the Sanctuary

April 2, 2021
Good Friday

12 Noon – The Good Friday Liturgy
in the Sanctuary and via Zoom

with music and prayers

Limited Seating Available: Reservations Required
Documentation of Complete Vaccination Required

Pre-registration: Link to SignUp Genius here or call the parish office at 203-272-4041 and leave a message with your name(s), number attending, and telephone number before Friday, March 26 at 1 pm. Your family members must fit in a half-pew and all must be fully vaccinated. Link to complete safety guidelines.

Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only
(Meeting ID: 882 6876 8905; Passcode: 646836)

Good Friday Choir Presentation

 

 

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April 4, 2021     Easter Sunday
The Day of Resurrection

8 am    Spiritual Communion
in the Sanctuary and via Zoom

Limited Seating Available: Reservations Required
Documentation of Complete Vaccination Required

Pre-registration: Link to SignUp Genius here or call the parish office at 203-272-4041 and leave a message with your name(s), number attending, and telephone number before Friday, April 2 at 1 pm. Your family members must fit in a half-pew and all must be fully vaccinated. Link to complete safety guidelines.

Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only. (Meeting ID: 834 2029 0910; Passcode: 348317)

10 am    Spiritual Communion
Humiston Field 

To safeguard the health of all, we will maintain safe distancing protocol and ask that all attendees wear face coverings or masks. If you plan to attend, please arrive early to allow time for all to assemble. If able, bring a folding lawn chair for each member of your family. Ushers will be available to help you set your chair up at the requisite 6-ft. distance from others. We will have chairs available for those who aren’t able to bring their own. Or a family or individual may bring a blanket to sit on.

Easter Egg Hunt for Children
Immediately following service – bring a bag to collect your eggs!

The outdoor service will be canceled if it rains. In its place, we will offer the Spiritual Communion service on Zoom at 10 am.
Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or
Call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only
(Meeting ID: 825 5754 5730; Passcode: 256535)

9 am    Children’s Worship via Zoom if it Rains
Link to service using pc or smart phone for video/audio or
Call 1 929 436 2866 by phone for audio only
Meeting ID: 864 4107 2990; Passcode: 500984

No Godly Play (ages 3 – K) on Easter Sunday

Sunday Services

8 am Spirtual Communion in the Sanctuary and via Zoom

9 am Children's Worship Via Zoom

9:15 am Godly Play (ages 3 –K) Via Zoom

10 am Spiritual Communion Outside

 Weekdays
7 am Monday Through Friday Morning Prayer Via Zoom

 

St. Peter's is transitioning
from all-virtual worship to in-person and outdoor worship, while maintaining virtual access via Zoom.
Meetings and events are currently offered virtually via Zoom, and use of the church building is still restricted for activities other than worship.

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

203.272.4041
office@stpeterscheshire.org

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