Palm Sunday, March 25th
Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. The Palm Sunday liturgy is one of the most beautiful of the liturgical year and starts with the blessing of the palms and a procession with palm branches and includes reading the story of Christ’s Passion.
7:30- Holy Eucharist Rite I, without music
8:45 a.m. – Palm Sunday Liturgy and Procession (meet in back parking lot)
9:00 a.m.- Holy Eucharist Rite I*, with music, Children’s Chapel
11:00 a.m.-Palm Sunday Procession (meet in back parking lot)
11:15 a.m. – Choral Eucharist Rite I,* with music and Chancel Choir
*childcare offered for infants to age 3
Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing, March 29th
Maundy Thursday service begins at 7:30 p.m., and recalls the Last Supper and celebrates the gift of the Eucharist and Christ’s presence with us in the Sacrament. Stripping of the Altar & Washing of the Feet – Fr. Daryl, Ft. Matt and worship leaders strip the altars while the 22nd psalm is recited, reminding us that the altar symbolizes the human Body of Christ–the Body which was stripped of its garments. During the service, there is also (optional) washing of each other’s feet. The Gospel of John (13:1-17) records that Jesus washed the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper. Jesus urged the disciples to follow his example of generous and humble service. They should wash one another’s feet, as their feet had been washed by Jesus, their Lord and Teacher.
Good Friday, March 30
Good Friday Liturgy- 12:15 p.m.
Good Friday is a day of solemn thanksgiving for the sacrifice and death of Christ for us and for our salvation. The liturgy of the day includes John’s account of the Passion gospel, a solemn form of intercession known as the solemn collects (dating from ancient Rome), and optional devotions before the cross (commonly known as the veneration of the cross). The Eucharist is not celebrated in the Episcopal Church on Good Friday, but Holy Communion may be administered from the reserved sacrament at the Good Friday service.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross in Downtown Bryan – 3:00-4:00 p.m.
The Stations of the Cross traditionally map the journey of Jesus from his trial to his burial in the tomb. We believe that his story has become our story, so we will join the history of Brazos County to the steps Jesus took as we pray the fourteen Stations in downtown Bryan on Good Friday, from 3:00-4:00 pm. Our pilgrimage will begin and end at the Brazos County Courthouse, 300 E 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803.
Easter Day, April 1st
Easter Day the Sunday of the Resurrection, is the foremost holy day of the Christian year, and begins the season of celebration and thanksgiving for Christ’s triumph over death and the grave.
7:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
8:30 a.m. – Annual Easter Brunch in the parish hall, served until 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.- Holy Eucharist Rite II* with Organ Music
10:15 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt for children – meet in the parish hall
11:15 a.m. – Choral Eucharist Rite I* with Chancel Choir