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      St. Paul's

    E p i s c o p a l     C h u r c h

    914 Lane Dr.           St. Joseph, MI              (616) 983 - 4761         Fax:  (616) 983-5682


    The GREAT VIGIL & FIRST EUCHARIST OF EASTER is one of the most ancient liturgies we have in our Prayer Book. On this night, the liturgy begins in darkness. As different Scriptures are read, the church becomes lighter until, with a low rumble from the organ representing the rolling away of the stone, the resurrection is proclaimed, the church

    It is time to order Easter Lilies to decorate our church for our Easter Sunday Festival Holy Eucharist on March 31. You may give a plant in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving to God for His many blessings. Place your order with the church office by March 24 if you would like your name listed in the Easter bulletin. Please make your donations out to St. Paul’s Flower Guild. A suggested donation is $15. This helps to cover additional costs of ribbon and other spring plants used to decorate the church.



    This Lent our Monday evening program is looking at different aspects of our spiritual lives as Christians in the teachings of some of the great saints and theologians of our faith. The evenings begin with a simple soup supper at 6:15 PM, followed by a presentation and discussion from 7-7:50 PM., ending with Compline. The evening ends by 8 PM. The sessions remaining are:

    February 25: The Virtuous Life, led by Father Jason

    March 4: The Compassionate Life, led by Sharon Gillespie

    March 11: The Word Centered Life, led by Amy Durren

    March 18: The Spirit Empowered Life, led by Paula Durren


    EASTER SUNDAY is the festival of the resurrection. The adult choir will sing at both services.


    Palm Sunday March 24 8 & 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms and Reading of the Passion, The Junior Choir sings at the 10:30 service.

    Stations of the Cross, 6:30 PM

    Monday March 25 Stations of the Cross, 6:30 PM

    Tuesday March 26 Stations of the Cross, 6:30 PM

    Wednesday March 27 6:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Stations of the Cross, 6:30 PM

    Maundy Thursday March 28 Stations of the Cross, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar, All -night Watch in the Chapel (Sign up on the bulletin Board)

    Good Friday March 29 12:15 & 7:30 PM Good Friday Liturgy & Mass of the Pre-Sanctified, Stations of the Cross, 6:30 PM

    Easter Eve March 30 7:30 PM Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter (Bring bells to ring at the announcement of the resurrection)

    Easter Sunday March 31 8 & 10:30 AM Festival Holy Eucharist with Adult Choir

    Christian House Group: a polar expedition!

    Christian House Group will meet again on Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at the home of Joe and Sandy O’Dell. Please feel free to come even if you couldn’t make it to other meetings. Our time will begin with a potluck dinner. Then we will discuss an essay written by the author Annie Dillard entitled "An Expedition to the Pole," which talks about Arctic explorers and worship(!). Past conversations have been fun, friendly, and wide-ranging, and we hope that you will join us. If you would like to attend, please sign up on the sheet located on the bulletin board across from Father Jason’s office. (Maps to the O’Dell’s home will soon be available.)




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    The Rev. N. DeLiza Spangler, Rector

    The Rev. Jason A. Fout, Curate

    Susan Russell, Senior Warden

    Phil Coffin, Junior Warden