Weekly parish news and Sunday service information
Christ has risen!
Fr. Ben Hankinson, Rector
Celebrant for all services.
Please wear a mask when attending in person.
Saturday, April 3, 8 p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter
In-person attendance for up to 35 worshippers
Sign-up required; spaces still available.
Facebook Live at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 4, Easter Sunday
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8 a.m.
In-person attendance for up to 35 worshippers
Sign-up required; spaces still available.
Audio recording available.
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10 a.m.
In-person attendance for up to 35 worshippers
All 35 spaces in the pews are full.
Facebook Live at 10 a.m.
Worship Notes
Easter Coffee Hour via Zoom, following the 10 a.m. service.
Communion station at the Lower Level Entrance, 12 Noon
Make Your Offering!
Easter Offerings for Flowers and Other
Click here to open and print the Easter Offering Form then bring your gift to St. Andrew's on Sunday, April 3, with the form. Alternatively, you may make your gift online here then bring the form to St. Andrew's on Easter Sunday with a notation that your gift was made online.
From the Rector: Sing Out the Good News
“Hail Thee, Festival Day”
By Venantius Honorius Clementianus

Refrain: Hail thee, festival day! blest day that art hallowed forever,
day whereon Christ arose, breaking the kingdom of death

Lo, the fair beauty of earth, from the death of the winter arising!
Every good gift of the year now with its Master returns. Refrain

He who was nailed to the cross is Lord and the ruler of nature;
all things created on earth sing to the glory of God. Refrain

Daily the loveliness grows, adorned with glory of blossom;
heaven her gates unbars, flinging her increase of light. Refrain

Rise from the grave now, O Lord, who art author of life and creation.
Treading the pathway of death, life thou bestowest on all. Refrain

God the Creator, the Lord, who rulest the earth and the heavens,
guard us from harm without; cleanse us from evil within. Refrain

Jesus the health of the world, enlighten our minds, thou Redeemer,
Son of the Father supreme, only-begotten of God. Refrain

Spirit of life and of power, now flow in us, fount of our being,
light that dost enlighten all, life that in all dost abide. Refrain

Praise to the giver of good! Thou Love who art author of concord,
pour out thy balm on our souls, order our ways in thy peace. Refrain
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As we enter into this great festival day, I hope that you will join us in our celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Whether you will be with us in-person or streaming it live, it is my joy and privilege to sing out the good news of Jesus Christ with you this glorious Easter Day.
Flower Guild: Preparations for Easter Sunday
Schedule for the Week of April 3

Note: Fr. Ben will be the celebrant for all services during Easter Week but will not keep regular office hours this week.
  • No Evening Prayer, Sunday
  • Liturgy of the Word, Monday in Easter Week, 12 p.m.+
  • Liturgy of the Word, Tuesday in Easter Week, 12 p.m.+
  • Holy Eucharist, Wednesday in Easter Week, 7 p.m.+
  • Liturgy of the Word, Thursday in Easter Week, 12 p.m.+
  • Liturgy of the Word, Friday in Easter Week, 12 p.m.+
  • Liturgy of the Word, Saturday in Easter Week, 9 a.m.+
  • Week-End Update Newsletter, Saturday, delivered midday
+ Designates a Facebook Live service
Looking Ahead
  • Annual Meeting, May 2, rain date May 16.
ENS | Easter Message from Bishop Curry
"When I get to heaven,
I want to meet Mary Magdalene."

When I get to heaven — and I know it may sound presumptuous for me to say it, but I live by grace and believe in amazing grace — when I get to heaven, I certainly want to see the Lord. But I want to see dear members of family and friends, those who have gone on before, the many people I want to sit down and have some conversation with. Of all the biblical people, aside from the Lord himself, when I get to heaven, I want to meet Mary Magdalene.
Mary Magdalene, who was one of the people, one of the women, who followed the way and teachings of Jesus and who probably provided much of the funding for his movement. Mary Magdalene, who with some of the other women and only one of the male disciples, stood with his mother, Mary, at the cross as he died. Mary Magdalene, who, even after he died, on that Easter morning, got up with some of the other women early in the morning, before the day had begun, in the dark, got up to perform the rituals of love to anoint the body of Jesus in his grave.

I want to ask her, “Mary, tell me what got you up that day. Tell me what got you to go to the tomb early in the morning when it was dark, and you could barely see. Why did you get up and go to anoint his body? Mark’s Gospel says that you and the other women said to each other, you knew that Jesus had been buried in that tomb that had been provided by Joseph of Arimathea, with Nicodemus’ help, but a large stone had been rolled in front of the doorway, into the tomb. And one of the women said to the other, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us?’ You knew the stone was there. You knew you couldn’t move it. And yet you got up and you went anyway. Mary, tell me your secret.” (To continue, click here.)
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