Blessed is the king
who comes in the name of the Lord! Luke 19:38
Sunday we begin our walk together into the central events of the Christian faith. Our Palm Sunday procession begins in the narthex with Luke’s account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Some of our middle school students will accompany our processional song on their musical instruments. Instrumentalists should arrive early. The gospel tells the story of Jesus’ last hours with his disciples, his arrest and crucifixion. This is the story that will occupy us throughout the days of holy week.
Maundy Thursday 7:30 pm
Good Friday 7:30 pm
These services have reference in the story of Jesus’ life, as told by the Gospel writers. But their spiritual importance for us as Christians is profound. The services of Holy Week remind us of the grace that supports our lives-in the word and sacraments-and of the need for us to center our lives in prayer. Thursday and Friday services will include time for meditation and silent prayer for the healing of our minds, our hearts, and our bodies.
The organ task committee has been at work, meeting with organ builders and driving around to hear about organs and listen to them play. After careful deliberation and thoughtful discussion, a decision has been reached. The council approved the signing of a contract with an organ builder. You will hear about the plan for a new organ on Sunday. This is big news for our music-loving congregation!
The choir rehearses at 8:45. Thank you to Kathryn and to the members of the choir for leading us through Holy Week with music.
Sunday is the last day to sign up for Easter flowers. The cost is $10. Mark yourself paid. Sign up for the Easter brunch and egg hunt.
During the faith formation hour-11:00 am – 12 noon- Steve and Nancy Meshon will present a Passover Seder. Thank you in advance to Steve and Nancy for sharing this Jewish tradition with us.
Confirmation students have been working on the vegetable garden. They are building an arbor out of branches from the grounds. The confirmation class and their parents meet Sunday afternoon from 4 – 5 to continue their work.
Bring in stew and chili for A Place to Turn in Natick.
Jonathan and Bruce scheduled to play at Old South Meeting House Monday, April 15
Old South Meeting House welcomes visitors for respite and reflection on the 6th anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon, now recognized as OneBoston Day. From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, enjoy the peaceful music of the locally renowned flute-guitar duo, Bruce Goody and Jonathan Moretz. Explore the museum and 1729 National Historic Site at your leisure. Free admission for Massachusetts residents.