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Dear Friends,

The most important week of the church year is upon us, the week we walk the final path with Jesus. We remember his final meal, his night in the Garden, and his death on the cross.

This week is also predicted to be the worst for the outbreak of the coronavirus. Many people are out of work. Many people are alone. Many of us are anxious. This is a sad and difficult time.

I invite you to walk the way of the Cross, to participate in the Holy Week services, as a way to pray for ourselves and for the world. It is the work of faithful people for the past 2,000 years and for ourselves as well. I promise you, God is there, waiting to walk with you.

Faithfully,
Peter

Priest-in-Charge, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wyoming, Michigan

Services & gatherings for Holy Week

In-person services and events have been cancelled through May 10 – or later – but please join us online for worship and prayer.

About ZOOM: See the announcement about passwords and other new steps to take to join the meetings. If you are having any difficulty getting on Facebook or Zoom for these services, please call the office. Maggie will be happy to help you work through any challenges.

Morning Prayer, Tuesday-Friday: Watch and comment using Facebook Live, (no Facebook account needed).

Wednesday: Centering Prayer, 7 p.m. on Zoom. Click to join the group video meeting using Zoom (get password). Or you can call in (no video) at 312-626-6799, then enter Meeting ID 464 161 195.
Maundy Thursday: Agape Meal & Sacred Washing, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Set your table, provide your own simple meal, and open/print the worship bulletin. Click to join the group video meeting using Zoom (get password). Or you can call in (no video) at 312-626-6799, then enter Meeting ID 804 762 217.
Thursday-Friday: Overnight Vigil, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Zoom. Join in any part of 12 hours of quiet reflection from Thursday evening to Friday morning and “Stay awake one hour” with Jesus. (Sign up on this Google document to let us know when you can watch for one hour – just type in your name. Google saves it automatically.) Anyone can click to join the group video vigil using Zoom (get password). Or you can call in (no video) at 312-626-6799, then enter Meeting ID 804 762 217.
Good Friday: Stations of the Cross, Noon on Zoom with Holy Spirit, Belmont. Click to join the group video meeting using Zoom (password info to come). Or you can call in (no video) at 312-626-6799, then enter Meeting ID 804 762 217. And remember, you can also “walk” the Stations in the Pines anytime, by using the photos and prayers on this website.
Holy Saturday: The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:30 p.m., hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, GR. Go to their Facebook page (no Facebook account needed) to participate. More details on what to prepare coming later this week.

Easter Sunday

Easter Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. No wonderful breakfast together this year, but please gather your family, put breakfast on the table, and click to join the group video meeting using Zoom (get password). Or you can call in (no video) at 312-626-6799, then enter Meeting ID 784 796 456.
Easter service of celebration and hope – Alleluia anyway! 10 a.m. Watch and comment using Facebook Live, (no Facebook account needed). Have bells to ring at every Alleluia, and be prepared to sing! A link to the bulletin is coming soon.

Home altar photo for Holy Week 2020, Harvey familyGet ideas for creating your home altar

… and see photos some of our members have sent in to show us what they have set up in their homes. Go to our page on creating home altars now.

Announcements

A message from Father Peter: Preparing for Holy Week

Palm Sunday begins the most important week of the Church year. We will travel together through the Passion of Jesus: his triumphal arrival in Jerusalem, his last meal with his dearest friends, his arrest, and his death on the cross. This year we cannot gather together physically, but we will honor and celebrate each of several …