Holy Week Services at St. Paul's Episcopal
Monday, March 26 - 6:00 pm,
Evening Prayer, St. Paul's Old Stone Church
Join us for Evening Prayer in our beautiful Old Stone Church
Tuesday, March 27 - 6:00 pm,
A Presentation & Exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls - Steamboat Community Center
Please join in this exclusive opportunity to see and hear about the Dead Sea Scrolls, as presented by Steve Nash, curator of Anthropology at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient Jewish religious, mostly Hebrew, manuscripts found in the Qumran Caves in the 1940’s and 1950’s near the Dead Sea. The texts have great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the second-oldest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon, along with deuterocanonical and extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of religious thought in late Second Temple Judaism.
Wednesday, March 28 - 6:00 pm,
Seder Messianic Passover Dinner, St. Mark's Church, Craig
We continue to gather in fellowship with our brothers and sisters of St. Mark’s Church of Grace, observing Holy Week in the sharing of a Seder meal. Utilizing the Haggadah, the Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover Seder, our observance includes the traditional elements of the Jewish celebration and their influence and incorporation in Christianity. The meal begins at 6pm at St. Mark’s and carpooling is available from St. Paul’s starting at 5pm. Please sign up to attend on the sign up sheet provided in the parish hall.
Maundy Thursday, March 29 - 6:30 pm
Agape Meal & Eucharist - St Paul's Parish Hall & Sanctuary
The evening begins with the sharing of an agape meal in the parish hall, and transitions to a time of prayer at various stations in the sanctuary, recalling Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane, and foot-washing. We follow with a celebration of Eucharist and end in the dark, the altar stripped and bare, and the congregation leaving quietly or holding silent, prayerful vigil in the Old Stone Church. Please sign up to provide items for our shared meal in the Parish Hall
Good Friday, March 30 - 12 noon & 7:00 pm
Episcopal Service at St Paul's Sanctuary at 12 noon
Reflections on the Way of the Cross, Ecumenical Service at Holy Name Catholic at 7:00 pm
On Friday in Holy Week we commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus. We remember Jesus’ suffering and death while celebrating the victory over death he has won for us now. The first part of our worship is a very simple Liturgy of the Word, in which we hear once again the passion gospel. We then pray a series of intercessions and prayers called the Solemn Collects. The second part of the service is the Veneration of the Cross followed by communion from the reserved sacrament. Our Ecumenical offering consists of a series of prayers, music and reflections of the stations of the cross, offered by church ministers from a variety of Christian traditions in Steamboat Springs.