WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS


WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK (tonight)
April 17, 7:30pm
Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

MAUNDY THURSDAY
April 18, 7:30 pm
Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and
Stripping of the Altar in the Church. No Soup Supper.

GOOD FRIDAY 
April 19
10:00 am - Family Good Friday Service in the Chapel
12 Noon - Way of the Cross in the Chapel
1:00 pm - Meditations in the Chapel
2:00 pm - Good Friday Liturgy in the Chapel
7:30 pm - Good Friday Liturgy at All Saints' Harrison,
EASTER SUNDAY
April 21, 10:00 am
Festal Holy Eucharist in the Church
Afterwards enhanced Coffee Hour and Egg Hunt

St. Thomas offers two Easter Egg Hunts (weather permitting) that begin immediately after the Easter service:
  • Toddlers through second graders will meet on the Heathcote Hall Lawn.
  • The third, fourth and fifth graders will meet at the labyrinth.
  • Paper gift bags for eggs will be passed out to the children at the start of each hunt.
  • All parents should supervise their own children closely to ensure that everyone hunts fairly and safely. Caution your kids about the cars!
Help Keep the Egg Hunts Safe and Fair: Again, parents should actively help supervise this endeavor. While there are about six hundred eggs, and the children are held in their groups to begin the hunt together, the eggs go quickly, so we encourage families to make their way outside right after the service. If your child already has a lot of eggs, encourage them to share, or help another child hunt. (There is a basket of a few extra eggs set aside in Heathcote Hall, just in case anyone misses out entirely.)

Help us Recycle the Eggs: St. Thomas recycles the plastic eggs from year to year, so after the hunt, please ask your kids to empty their candy into their bags, and put the plastic eggs into the large basket in Heathcote Hall.

Food Allergies: We seek to avoid nuts in the candies we use. But if your child has a food allergy, you may want to check the ingredients listed on the packaging that you will find in a marked zip bag, near the egg recycling basket.

In case of bad weather: Mother Carol will make an announcement during the service if the Egg Hunts must be postponed due to inclement weather.

Happy Easter and a special thank you to all of those folks who helped make this year's Egg Hunts possible, from stuffing to hiding to hunting!
 
Tuesday, April 23
Brown Bag Lunch from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Easter Flowers
A heartfelt thank you to all who sent donations for the altar flowers on Easter. You can still email the office TODAY, Wednesday April 17, but the booklets will be printed tomorrow.  


 Easter 1940
Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation

On Saturday, April 27 from 9 am to 4 pm, Carol will be teaching the history of Christianity through the development of the Anglican Church, to the  founding of the Episcopal Church, to the polity of the Episcopal Church. All you need to bring is your lunch. This class is for anyone who wants to know more about who we are and an opportunity to learn as much about the Episcopal Church as possible in a day. Everyone is invited, and the class is especially appropriate for those who wish to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 5th at 4 pm.
 
If you are planning on being confirmed, received or reaffirmed, please let Carol know so she may add your name to the list of those who are being confirmed on May 5.



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