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 March 25
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 March 28 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 March 29 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 March 30
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 March 31 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, March 31, at 4:00 p.m.
EASTER April 1
“The Lord is risen, indeed!”
We will begin with a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service in the Outdoor Chapel.
At 8:00 a.m. there will be a Festival Eucharist in church.
Our third service, at 10:00 a.m. we will be a Festival Eucharist followed by a Children’s Egg Hunt at 11:30 a.m.
We encourage families to celebrate Easter with their children at 8:00 or 10:00 a.m. At the 10:00 service, children will be invited to flower the cross, so please be sure to bring a fresh stem flower as we transform a barren wooden cross into a vibrant, colorful symbol of new life. Sunday School will offer an optional children's activity, gathering at 9:45 a.m., along with a fully staffed Nursery for children younger than three.
Click below to donate toward Easter flowers in memory of or in thanksgiving for loved ones.
Please let us know how many each week will be attending so that we may plan for the simple supper.