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Sunday  Schedule

8:00a.m.: Worship service (spoken, quiet)

9:00 a.m. Coffee Hour

10:15-11:30am  Worship service with music

11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour

Noon:  Scheduled ministry meetings

Sunday School youth meet on 3rd Sundays to pack lunches for homeless

No Sunday School on Palm/Passion Sun or Easter Sun. (Exception: Confirmation Class)

Sunday School resumes on April 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Server Schedule


Holy Week Schedule

Holy Wednesday, March 28, 2018

7:30 p.m. Contemplative and Healing service in Candlelight. Recorded music, Singing Bowl, candlelight, incense, periods of silence, and prayers. Anointing prayers for healing at end of service.

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018

7:00 p.m. Family-friendly worship service in the worship space. Family-friendly service that includes foot-washing for others, as done by Jesus with his disciples at the Last Supper.

Instructed Holy Communion with contemporary Bible readings.

We finish with Mother Sheila and the children stripping the altar area for Good Friday, and learn what we are doing & why.

Good Friday, March 30, 2017

Noon. Good Friday Liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer.

7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross:  We will follow Jesus’ way of the cross with our colored posters, and do special prayers. We’ll begin in Wyatt Hall, do some stations outside in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting), then end in the Worship space at the foot of the cross.

Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018

7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter

This is the most ancient of all Christian liturgies. It includes fire, water, light & oil! We light the First Fire of Easter outside in the Churchyard, then process together into the Worship space. This family-friendly service includes Holy Baptism, ringing of the bells for the first “Alleluias” of Easter, and Holy Communion. We begin in darkness, then move into candlelight, and then into full light with the first celebration of Easter.

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

6:30 a.m. Sunrise service in Cemetery out back

7:30 a.m. Easter Worship with Holy Communion (spoken, quiet worship, no music)

9:00 a.m. Festive Family-Friendly Easter Worship with Holy Communion & Music (Bell Choir, Youth Choir & Adult Choir)

10:15-10:30 a.m. (Depending on when 9:00 service finishes) Annual Parish Easter Egg Hunt for Children (starts in Wyatt Hall)

11:15 a.m. Festive Easter Worship with Holy Communion (Bell Choir & Adult Choir)

Spring Book Study

Calling All Adults for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, or Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

Are you an adult, but have never been baptized? Want to know more about the Christian faith and why you should be baptized?

Have you been confirmed in another apostolic tradition--this means that a bishop has laid hands on you for the rite of Confirmation? (i.e. Roman Catholic) But now you want to be--officially--an Episcopalian? You would be received at this service.  Were you raised in a Protestant tradition where you were baptized, but never confirmed? Then you would be confirmed at this service.

Perhaps you have already been both baptized and confirmed. But you are returning to the faith, or you still have lots of questions to explore, or you're in a totally new place now than you were at your confirmation age. If so, we will be offering a "Next Steps: I Will With God’s Help" program for five weeks after Easter, at 9:00 a.m., between worship services.

Sunday, April 8 - Sunday, May 13
From Sunday, April 8 - Sunday, May 13, we will think together about how we can live out our Christian faith—whether we are taking our first steps, or in a different place in our spiritual journey than we used to. We will celebrate at a special Dinner on Friday evening, May 11, along with the younger Confirmands and their Mentors. Confirmation (and Reception and Renewal of Baptismal Vows) will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Our first meeting will be in the Wyatt Hall Conference Room. Then the group can decide if future gatherings will take place in the Little Chapel.  We will use the book I Will With God's Help (adult/youth edition) as a guide.
You can go to www.smile.amazon.com to order your copy. 

Camp St. Philip's

Families – we know that summer schedules are already being made, so we want to remind you that Camp St. Philips will be held this summer from July 16-20! We hope your child can join us for an incredible week of faith-deepening experiences featuring Bible stories, awesome crafts, hands-on service projects, music, and a field trip. All children from those entering Kindergarten through high school are invited to take part as campers, counselors-in-training, or counselors. Pre-registration will begin on February 25, with general registration beginning on March 12. The cost is just $120 per child, and $100 for additional siblings (and just an additional $50 per child for before and after care). For more information, contact Laura McGuire at lmcguire@stphilipslaurel.org or 410-949-6104.

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