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Here’s what is happening at Salem

This weekend…

Sunday Worship at 8:15 and 10:30. Learning Hour at 9:15

April 18, 2014

Holy Week, the Three Days, Easter. From the earliest days Christians have observed this time with the utmost seriousness, because its events contain the fundamentals of our faith. For those who take pilgrimages to the Holy Land or follow the stations of the cross, the trip is physical. For most of us, the journey is heard, read, sung, and prayed.

Maundy Thursday (maundatum, Latin for “command”) recounts Jesus’ last supper with his friends, his last prayer for them, his last actions on their behalf, the giving of a meal. So we meet to follow that command Thursday at 7:30 pm

Good Friday, so called because on this Friday Jesus entered into evil and death, and eventually transformed them. We hear the Passion according to St. John and contemplate the draining of life and light from the world. 7:30 p.m.

The Great Vigil of Easter, the first service of Easter, and the commemoration of the day the way the earliest believers celebrated. Saturday at 7:30 we begin by kindling the first fire, and gradually, with the retelling of salvation history, light reenters the world. Then the doors are thrown open, and we celebrate the resurrection! Traditionally the time when baptisms were done, this year we receive two new members at this service.

Easter continues on Sunday morning with worship at 7:30 and 10:30, both with brass and choir! Breakfast is served between the services, and there’ll be an Easter egg hunt at 9:30. Children from Music in Action will also sing at 10:30.

If you ordered a tulip or lily, you may pick it up at the end of the service. If you can deliver a plant to one of our homebound members, please see Becky Foth.

See you at worship!

Liz Frohrip, Associate in Ministry

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP

Maundy Thursday — April 17, 7:30 pm — with Absolution & Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday – April 18, 12:00 pm – Ecumenical Community Service – Golden Hill United Methodist Church, 210 Elm Street, Bridgeport

Good Friday – April 18, 7:30 pm – with growing darkness of Tenebraie

Easter Vigil – April 19, 7:30 pm – with growing light & the Reception of New Members

Easter - April 20, 7:30 am & 10:30 am – Festive Worship with Easter Breakfast at 8:30 am

Youth ministry

We now have a special place on our website for our youth ministry. Check out upcoming youth events and get information about Hammonasset 2014. You can find it under Ministries on the menu bar at the top or by clicking here!

Aging & disability resource

We have added an aging and disability resource guide. You can find it under Resources above or by clicking here.

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