Stations of the Cross April 6 at 6:00 pm
The Stations of the Cross, or the Way of the Cross, refers to worship involving a series of representations from the passion of Christ. For centuries Christians have created images of each occurrence and of the places and people who were there at the time. By stopping at each image in the series depicting the succession of incidents Jesus experienced on the day of his crucifixion, and through participating in guided prayer and reflection that allow us to reflect upon Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection, we can gain a deeper understanding of our Lord’s last day on Earth. The first record of this pilgrim-practice took place in the year of 381 CE in Jerusalem – the site of Jesus’ actual last walk. In our time, marking the events of that walk has become an important part of Lenten meditations for Christians around the world. Since St. Paul’s has a special relationship with our brothers and sisters in Central America, we are offering a15-step devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day, based on Liberation Theology. We hope you will join us at 6:00 PM for the short (30 – 45 min.) reflection on April 6th . We especially hope you will join us if you have not experienced walking the Stations before.
Everybody’s welcome to join us for Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am and 10:15 am on Sundays
From mid-September through early June our Sunday educational forum for adults start at 9:15. Our Youth Forum and Sunday School program, the Montessori-based Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, starts at 10:00. We are an Episcopal community of faith, founded in Newburyport in 1711 and still walking in the way of Jesus. We offer spiritual education and formation for children, teens, and adults.
2017 Holy Week & Easter Observances at St. Paul’s Church
Palm Sunday, April 9:
8:00 am: Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms and reading of the Passion Gospel
9:45 am: Children’s Blessing of the Palms followed by CGS Program
10:15 am: Blessing of the Palms in parish hall with procession into the sanctuary for Holy Eucharist with reading of the Passion Gospel
Wednesday, April 12:
6:00 pm: Evening Prayer
Maundy Thursday, April 13:
6:30 pm: Agape Soup Supper in Parish Hall
7:30 pm: Holy Eucharist with foot washing, and solemn stripping of
9:00-Midnight: Night watch in side chapel
Good Friday, April 14:
9:00 am: Good Friday Liturgy
7:30 pm: Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday, April 15:
10:00 am: Altar Guild prepares sanctuary for Easter
7:00 pm: Lower Merrimack Valley Collaborative Easter Vigil
at St. James’ Church, 121 Washington Street, Groveland, MA
Easter Sunday, April 16:
8:00 am: Festival Holy Eucharist
10:15 am: Festival Holy Eucharist
Are you hungry?
Come and eat! Our Among Friends program serves free hot meals at 5:30 pm each Monday and 11:30 am each Tuesday and Friday. Meals are also available at other area congregations. Contributions and volunteers are gratefully accepted, but not required.
Where are we?
Our address is 166 High Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at the corner of Summer Street. For a map, click here. Members of our congregation come from Newburyport, Salisbury, Newbury, Georgetown, Amesbury, Seabrook, and many other towns in the Merrimack Valley, the North Shore, and the Seacoast area of New Hampshire.
We are a member parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. We are proud to work with five other parishes in the Lower Merrimack Valley Collaborative.
Let’s keep in touch by e-mail. Click here to subscribe to our e-mail list. We hope to see you, and we wish you the peace and wholeness of God’s realm.