Grace Episcopal Church
13 April 2017
Go to http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/formatted_1979.htm . Scroll down in the Table of Contents, and click on “Collects”. Read through the collect prayers used throughout Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through Holy Saturday. Take your time. Read each prayer and consider what it is that we are acknowledging to God; what it is that we are recognizing as God’s saving work. You can map out the trajectory of salvation by following along in these prayers. In addressing God we acknowledge the following realities:
1. That God has a tender love for the human race, and sent His Son to take upon Himself our human nature (Palm Sunday).
2. That Jesus went not up to joy but first suffered pain, and entered not into glory before being crucified (Monday).
3. That God made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life (Tuesday).
4. That Jesus gave His body to be whipped and His face to be spat upon (Wednesday).
5. That before He suffered, Jesus instituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood (Maundy Thursday).
6. That we are members of God’s family, for whom Jesus was willing to be betrayed and to suffer death on the cross (Good Friday).
7. That as He lay in the tomb, Jesus rested in expectation of newness of life, that we may rise with Him to this new life (Holy Saturday).
And then we get to Easter!, to the triumph over death. Keep going through the collects for Easter Week. Keep going in faith, that in newness of life we may abide with Christ as He abides with us.
Grace abounds: Please thank:
§ John and Jennifer Keller for the Friday supper following Stations of the Cross.
§ Bob and Anne Hanlon, and Mary Kohler for the Sunday coffee hours Including hot cross buns!)
§ Dale Massey for help in the office.
Special “Thank You’ s” : A supply of Thank You note cards can be found on the table at the back of church nave. When someone in the parish does something special, take the time to write them a personal note. Also, from time to time, think about who you might want to thank for ongoing service, and let them know you have noticed!
Call for Contributions: If you have a spiritual reflection to share, or want to point your fellow worshipers toward a resource, submit your contributions to Fr. Karl (by email) by Wednesday in the week of publication.
Don’t forget “Something Extra for Grace”: Supplemental giving envelopes can be found in pews. If you want to give something extra, please use an envelope to ensure that you are credited.
Taking God’s Mercy and Delight into the Neighborhood: The Diocese has a new website (www.diofdl.org). One link you can find is for the 13 May conference which will take place in Waupaca, at http://www.diofdl.org/sc.html . Please check out the details and register. We will plan to carpool. With enough people we’ll take a van. Limited scholarship funds are available for registration.
This is a conference focused on equipping you to reach out. For details, please ask Fr. Karl.
Music this Week: Music for Holy Week, 2017
Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m.
Prelude Meditation on ‘Ubi caritas’ Larry Visser
Prelude on Adoro te devote Healey Willan
Entrance Hymn “Zion, praise thy Savior singing” (Lauda Sion)
Gloria New English Folk Mass Timms & Warrell
At the Maundy Ubi caritas M. Duruflé
God is love, and where love is R. Proulx
Offertory Hymn “Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray” (315) Song 1
Comm. Anthem Ave verum Corpus Plainsong
Communion Hymn “Humbly I adore thee” (314) Adoro devote
At the Procession to the Altar of Repose:
Hymn “Now, my tongue the mystery telling” (329) Pange lingua
Good Friday at 1 p.m.
Sung Passion Gospel Plainsong, ed. M. Martens
At the Veneration of the Cross:
Adoramus te Christe W. A. Mozart
God so loved the world John Stainer
Behold the Lamb of God Healy Willan
Procession from the Altar of Repose:
“Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle” (166) Pange lingua
Easter Vigil at 7:00 p.m. David Bahrke, guest organist
Gloria in excelsis D. Mathias
Offertory Anthem Christus Vincit Noyon
Communion Motet Most glorious Lord of life Harris
Communion Hymn “Come, risen Lord” (305) Rosedale
Closing Hymn “The strife is o’er” (208) Victory
Postlude Springtanz from Terpsichore M. Praetorius
Easter Day at 10:15 a.m. with String Quartet
Prelude Largo (String Quartet in D) F. J. Haydn
Opening Hymn “Jesus Christ is risen today” (207) Easter Hymn
Mass setting Missa in C (‘Organ-solo’ Mass) W. A. Mozart
Offertory Anthem Regina Coeli W. A. Mozart
Communion Motet Jesus, Sun of Life G. F. Handel
Communion Hymn “At the Lamb’s high feast we sing” (174) Salzburg
Closing Hymn “The day of resurrection” (210) Ellacombe
Postlude Toccata from Symphonie V C-M. Widor
§ First Communion Instruction: Pat Ford Smith will be providing Communion Lessons during the month of April in preparation for the Bishop's visit on Sunday May 7th, 2017. Classes will be held 2-3:30 pm on the following Sundays: April 23rd and April 30th. If you or your child are interested, please contact the office to sign up.
§ Maundy Thursday Foot Washing: Everyone will have the opportunity to have their feet washed and to wash someone else’s feet following the example of Jesus washing his disciple’s feet. Please wear socks and shoes that are easily removed.
§ Vigil before the Altar of Repose: Please sign up to watch and pray for an hour at the Altar of Repose beginning immediately following the Maundy Thursday Mass April 13th and concluding Friday, April 14th as the Good Friday Liturgy begins. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex, more than one person can sign up for any given hour.
§ Sacrament of Reconciliation: Lent is a time of self-examination preparing for the death and resurrection of our Lord. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on Maundy Thursday April 13th from 7:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. in the Crying Room/ Confessional at the back of the nave of the church.
§ SPRING CHEER is just around the corner! We will gather at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 27 to arrange daffodils and package cookies for our shut ins and elderly. Signup sheet is on narthex table for deliveries and cooks baking. Won't you please help? Our parishioners will appreciate it. Thank you.
§ Easter Gala Reception: We will continue our Easter celebration with a Gala Reception after the 10:15 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 16th. Please sign up to bring sweets or savories and to help clean up afterwards. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
§ Spring Cleanup: We will gather on Saturday, 22 April. Start time is 8:30 a.m., and we expect to finish at noon. Breakfast snacks, coffee, etc. will be provided. Cleanup will happen inside and outside the church. If you plan to work on the indoor crew, please bring cleaning materials. If you plan to work outdoors, please bring extra tools (rake, pruner, etc.) Let’s have fun together as we spruce up our beautiful physical plant and build community together!
§ Volunteers needed to help with Annual Bake/Plant/ Rummage Sale: This annual event takes place, in conjunction with St. Luke United Methodist Church Rummage Sale, on Friday, April 28th (noon–3:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 29th (9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.) – the second weekend after Easter. We need volunteers to provide baked items (brownies already provided) and help man the tables, set-up and take down. Anyone interested in organizing/helping in this event, please call the office at 920-452-9659 or call/text Jessica Ambelang on 920-918-5667.
§ Grace Church Photo Directory: Life Touch will be scheduling photographic sessions from May 10, 2017 through May 13, 2017. These photographs will be used in a new Grace Church photo directory. Volunteers will be needed on the following photo days to assist with smooth appointment flow: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10th, Thursday, May 11th, and Friday May 12th, and 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th. Please call the office if you are available to volunteer at any time on these days.
§ Summer Camp: Diocese of Fond du Lac Summer Camp is for kids age 4 through graduating 12th graders. Camp is an opportunity for campers and staff to learn more about God, about community, about themselves and have fun! There are application forms on the Narthex table. Deadline for registration is May 22, 2017. If you have questions about what camp is like please speak with Nick Whitford at the coffee hour following this mass. Scholarships are available.
o Senior Camp (completed grades 9-12) June 11 (Sun 3pm) – June 17 (Sat 12noon)
o Middler Camp (completed grades 6-8) June 18 (Sun 3pm) – June 22 (Thu 12noon)
o Junior Camp (completed grades 2-5) June 18 (Sun 3pm) – June 22 (Thu 12noon)
o KinderCamp (parent & kids ages 4-7) June 22 (Thu 4pm) – June 24 (Sat 12noon)
o Something Extra for Grace: Envelopes are available in the pews if you are moved to give an extra gift, beyond your pledge or regular plate donation, toward the life of the church. Gifts are tax deductible if you write your name on the envelope.
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