A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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Holy Week Schedule
PALM SUNDAY April 14
Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and is the beginning of Holy Week. Please join us at either the 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. service for the Liturgy of the Word. Sunday School students and teachers are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. to prepare for the procession into church with palms.
TENEBRAE SERVICE April 17 7:00 p.m.
The service of Tenebrae, at 7:00 p.m., is based upon an ancient monastic tradition. The name Tenebrae is the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows." One of the most conspicuous features of the service is the gradual extinguishing of candles until only a single candle, considered a symbol of Christ, remains. As it gets darker and darker, we are reminded of the emotional and physical pain experienced by our Lord. Toward the end of the service, the Christ candle is hidden, typifying the apparent victory of the forces of evil over good. At the very end, a loud noise is made, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of his death (Matthew 27:51) and his resurrection (Matthew 28:2). The hidden candle is then restored to its place, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. By this single light, the congregation departs in silence.
March 28 is also the final session of our Lenten program For the Life of the World at 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to sign up so we will know how to prepare for the supper.
MAUNDY THURSDAY April 18 7:00 p.m.
Please join us at 7:00 p.m. for a Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is about following Jesus' example and obeying his command to "love one another as I have loved you." Elements of this service include remembering Jesus' last supper with his disciples through Holy Communion; Foot Washing, which reminds us of the humility and intimacy of that night; and the Stripping of the Altar, representing Jesus' own life being "stripped" from him. An All-night Vigil, symbolic of Jesus' plea to his disciples to stay awake with him in the garden of Gethsemane, will begin at 9:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 a.m. on Good Friday.
GOOD FRIDAY April 19
Stations of the Cross at, 12:00 noon, is a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion with accompanying prayers. Good Shepherd's images are a special series of encaustic wax painting rendered by distinguished contemporary artist Dorothy Masom.
A Service of Taizé, at 7:00 p.m., is a moving candlelight worship service of the Word, with meditative live music, singing, silence, scripture and prayer. Taizé finds its origin in an ecumenical Christian monastic order from Taizé, France, which expresses strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation. Attending the Taizé service at Good Shepherd is a unique experience that will certainly enhance your Lenten spiritual journey.
HOLY BAPTISM April 20 4:00 p.m.
Lent is a time for the whole congregation to be reminded of their baptismal commitments and to be encouraged to more fully live into their baptismal identity as children of God. Please join us in a service of Holy Baptism on Saturday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. Sunrise in the Outdoor Chapel
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist (both services with music)
11:30 a.m. Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Please let us know how many each week will be attending so that we may plan for the simple supper.
Morning Prayer will be held daily throughout Lent at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist & Healing.
2019 Lenten Series
Wednesday evenings, beginning March 13, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, April 24
We will be exploring the spiritual practices that enable us to follow The Way of Love. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Join us on Wednesday evenings during Lent, at 6:00 p.m., for a simple soup supper followed by the Lenten program. Please RSVP.