Sunday, March 18: Fifth Sunday in LentThe Reverend Walter Pitman will lead worship and share the message Is It in Your Heart? based on Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33.
Sunday, March 25: Palm/Passion SundayThe Reverend Walter Pitman will lead worship and share the message Time for a Parade based on Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 and Mark 11:1-11.
Thursday, March 29: Maundy ThursdayThe Service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There will also be a Service of Foot Washing, reenacting Jesus’ act of servanthood at The Last Supper. A very moving service as we remember The Last Supper and the desertion of the disciples in Jesus’ hour of need. This is truly one of our most spiritually touching services of the year. Following the service, the Holy Week Labyrinth will be available for all to walk.
Friday, March 30: Good FridayWe will begin our day with the reading of the Gospels in the Sanctuary. We will begin at 6:30 a.m. and read all the way through to 3 p.m. If you would like to read, you can sign up through the Church Office, 203-264- 8807. At 10 a.m. the Confirmation Class will join with other community youth groups as they participate in the Annual Faith Walk. During the walk from St. James Lutheran Church to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, we will experience dramatic presentations of Jesus’ walk to Calvary. This walk is open to all and is an inspirational way to think about Good Friday.
Sunday, April 1, 2018: EasterWe will have three services on Easter: 6:30, 9 and 11 a.m.
The 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service will take place on the Meetinghouse Green (weather and grounds permitting). The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated by intinction. Following the Sunrise Service, a Continental Breakfast will be served in the Church Social Hall. If weather does not permit, the service will be held in the Social Hall.
The 9 and 11 a.m. services are more traditional and feature wonderful music by our Choirs. Reverend Walter Pitman will lead worship. There will be a Children’s Moment at both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. Rev. Pitman will deliver the sermon Ultimate Grace based on Acts 10:34-43 and John 20:1-18. Please join us for any or all of our services on Easter. There will be no Sunday School programs at any of the services. We will worship together as families, friends, and neighbors.