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Christ Church Greenwich
Thursday April 6, 2017
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Procession of the Palms

Sunday, April 9
9:00 am
Front Circle

Join us this Sunday for our annual Procession of the Palms!  We'll meet in the front circle to process into the Church for worship.

Many thanks to Christina and Fred Schauder of Country Lane Farm for providing the pony to help lead the procession!


Choral Tenebrae

Sunday, April 9
5:00 pm, Church

Sung by the Christ Church Singers, this moving liturgy
features chant and unaccompanied choral music from the Renaissance and 21st century centering around the darkness of the crucifixion. Learn more >


Interfaith Passover Seder

Monday, April 10
6:00 pm, Temple Sholom


The Sholom Center invites you to an Interfaith Passover Seder led by Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz and The Rev’d Dr. Jim Lemler with musical entertainment by Sheldon Low.

Learn more & RSVP >


The Liturgy of the Day and Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Maundy Thursday, April 13
7:30 pm
Church

Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar: bare and empty for the Good Friday Liturgy. Altar hangings and other moveable ornaments are removed to the sacristy.  All remaining candles are extinguished and removed and the lights in the Sanctuary are turned out.  Learn more >


Good Friday Three-Hour Service

Good Friday, April 14
12 noon
Church

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying in a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44-46)

Parishioners and people from the community are invited to join the service for an hour or all three hours.  Learn more >


Stations of the Cross

Good Friday, March 14
4:30 pm
Church

As you enter some churches you will find Stations of the Cross — a series of pictures hung, or painted, on the church walls which depict stages of the last journey of Christ from Pilate’s house to the tomb. It is, in many places, a popular devotion during Lent or Passiontide to visit the stations to recite prayers and meditate on each stage.

This intergenerational service will walk you through the Stations of the Cross.


Organ Recital

Holy Saturday, April 15
6:30 pm
Church

Join us for a performance by Director of Music Jamie Hitel of Olivier Messiaen's organ cycle Les Corps Glorieux - Seven Visions of Resurrected Life.  Free admission.


The Great Vigil of Easter

Holy Saturday, April 15
7:30 pm
Church

The Great Vigil of Easter is one of the most ancient liturgies of the Church, dating back to the fourth century. This service leads us from death to life with Christ through fire, light, word, water, and bread and wine. A new fire is kindled, the Pascal Candle is lighted. By its light the Bible is read, prayer and praise are offered, and we celebrate the Easter sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. Learn more >


Easter in the Christ Church Bookstore

EASTER EGG HUNT!  Find the egg hidden in the store every day for a surprise gift.

NEW GIFTS AND DECOR! by Marolin, Cody Foster, Bethany Lowe, Peter Priess, Manhattan Toy and more.

CUSTOM EASTER BASKETS!  With bunnies, books and treats.  Let us make your child's basket this year.

TREATS!  Special decorated cookies by Three Sisters and Madelaine chocolate bunnies, carrots, eggs and more.


Got Food?

March 1 - April 16, Christ Church Outreach will be collecting food items and financial gifts to help local organizations that address food insecurity.  Let’s make a difference together.  Please bring food donations to the Chapel Foyer and Lower Hallway, or make a financial donation through the Parish Office.  Learn more >


Easter Egg Hunts!

Sunday, April 16
Memorial Garden

Following the 9:00 & 11:00 am services.

All children interested in participating in the Easter Egg Hunts should bring specially decorated hard-boiled eggs or candy-filled plastic eggs to place in the boxes at the entrance of the Church and in the Chapel Foyer prior to the 9:00 am & 11:00 am services. The Easter Bunny will then hide them in the Cemetery and Memorial Garden during the service.  Please bring baskets to collect the hidden eggs. Regardless of weather, both Easter Egg hunts will be held outdoors in the Memorial Garden.  Please dress accordingly. Questions? Contact Gregg Gregory, 203.869.6600, x28.


A Special Notice for Easter Worship

8:00 am, Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

9:00 am, Church
Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite II

11:00 am, Church
Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite I

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our Easter Sunday, April 16 worship services. However, please note, due to the large numbers in attendance at our 9:00 am & 11:00 am offerings, reserved seats must be released 15 minutes before the service begins. If you are holding seats for friends and family, we kindly ask for your assistance in accommodating those in need of seats should one of our ushers approach you.


Spring Homecoming Luncheon

Wednesday, April 19

This special tradition at Christ Church Greenwich would never be possible without the help of our many volunteers. They bake the casseroles (recipe provided), set up, as well as greet, assist and serve our guests.  If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to sign up or contact Debbie Wolf, 203.618.9357, for more information.


Youth Visioning Summit

Save the date!  
April 28 - 29, 2017

Christ Church Greenwich is committed to our young people, and to creating and re-energizing a vibrant program and community for them to grow in love and spirit in our congregation.  The newly formed Youth Group Committee invites you to a gathering to give input, exchange ideas, brainstorm, and help us create a new program.  Learn more & RSVP >


Upcoming Services
Palm Sunday, April 9

The Sunday of the Passion

8:00 am
Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:
The Rev'd Suzanne M. Culhane
Preacher:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler

9:00 am
Rainbow Room
Childcare

for children age 3 & younger

9:15 am
Family Room
Pre-K & K Worship Service

for children in Pre-K & Kindergarten

9:15 am
Chapel
Children's Worship Service

for children in grades 1 - 5

9:00 am
Front Circle / Church
Procession of the Palms
& Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:
The Rev'd Jennifer M. Owen
Preacher:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler
Choir:
St. Cecilia Choir of Girls

10:10 am
Education Building
Church School

Pre-K - grade 5

10:10 am
Chapel Foyer
Palm Sunday Fellowship

11:00 am
Church
Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Celebrant & Preacher:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler
Choir:
The Choir of Men & Boys

5:00 pm
Church
Choral Tenebrae

Officiant:
The Rev'd Jennifer M. Owen
Choir:
Christ Church Singers

6:30 pm
Tomes-Higgins House
Sunday Evening Bible Study


Holy Monday, April 10

6:00 pm
Temple Sholom
Interfaith Passover Seder

7:00 pm
Tomes-Higgins House
Education for Ministry

7:00 pm
Chapel
Prayer of the Cloud


Holy Tuesday, April 11

8:00 am
Bookstore Mezzanine
Morning Prayer

10:00 am
Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Celebrant & Preacher:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler

4:30 pm
Church
Evening Prayer

7:30 pm
Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Holy Wednesday, April 12

8:00 am
Bookstore Mezzanine
Morning Prayer

9:30 am
Chapel
Jim & Hillary's Study Series

12 noon
Parish House Library
Support Group

4:30 pm
Church
Evening Prayer

7:30 pm
Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Maundy Thursday, April 6

8:00 am
Bookstore Mezzanine
Morning Prayer

4:30 pm
Church
Evening Prayer

7:30 pm
Church
Liturgy of the Day
& Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler
Preacher:
Andrew Krzyak, Seminarian

8:30 pm
St. John's Altar (Church)
Vigil at the Altar of Repose


Good Friday, April 14

8:00 am
Bookstore Mezzanine
Morning Prayer

12 noon
Church
Good Friday Three Hour

Officiant: 
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler
Part I: Lament
Meditation:
The Rev'd Suzanne M. Culhane
Choir:
Men's voices
Part II: Liturgy of the Day
Meditation:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler
Choirs:
Choir of Men & Boys
Christ Church Singers

Part III: Stabat Mater
Meditation:
The Rev'd Jennifer M. Owen
Choir:
St. Cecilia Choir of Girls

4:30 pm
Church
Stations of the Cross

7:30 pm
Church
Good Friday Compline


Holy Saturday, April 15

6:30 pm
Church
Organ Recital

7:30 pm
Church
The Great Vigil of Easter

Celebrant & Preacher:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler


Cycle of Prayer

Margaret Carnell
Mary & Edmund Carpenter
Susan & Tim Carpenter
Marnie Dawson Carr
Angela & Jim Carrington
Sue & Nick Carter
Joan Carter
Darby & Allan Cartun
Lei Casanas
Nancy & Dominic Casserley


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