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Holy Week And Easter Sunday Schedule At Madison Area Churches

For March 25 through March 31, 2013. Also, an explanation from the St. Margaret's Bulletin about the Easter Triduum, which is "the culmination of the entire liturgical year."

 

Here is the Holy Week and Easter Sunday schedule for Grace Community Church in Madison, St. Margaret's Church in Madison, the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society in Madison, St. Andrews in Madison, the Lutheran Church of Madison, First Congregational Church in Madison, Christ Chapel in Madison, and Living Rock Church in Killingworth.

Also, links to the calendars for St. Mary's in Clinton, St. George Church in Guilford, and the North Madison Congregational Church.

If you'd like to have your church's schedule published, you are welcome to post it in the comment section below and we will add it to the story. 

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Follow this link for the calendar for the North Madison Congregational Church schedule. Easter events include an Easter Egg hunt on March 24 and and a Tenebrae Service on March 29, 2013. Here is information about the Tenebrae Service: 

Fri, March 29, 7pm – 8pm: In this Tenebrae (Latin for “Shadows”) Service, the most somber day of the Christian calendar, we follow Jesus from the prison all the way to the cross. This deeply moving service of lessons and hymns, accompanied by the encroaching darkness, recalls the trail and death of Jesus our Christ. We begin with light and music, and we end in silence and darkness. We invite you to linger in the darkness of the sanctuary, aware of your many feelings and thoughts as you contemplate the meanings of the death of Jesus, mourning the loss and considering all that it means for the hope of the world and the transformation of your life.

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Follow this link for the calendar for St. George in Guilford.

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Follow this link for the calendar for St. Mary's in Clinton.

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Grace Community Church in Madison schedule: 

Grace Community Church, meeting at Island Avenue School, Madison, Pastor Brad Chase; Office:203-245-1735; Email: gccmadison@comcast.net; web: gccmadison.com; member of Evangelical Free Church of America; Nursery avaliable; Sunday School for all ages through adults begins at 8:45; Passionate worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ;

Good Friday Service: 7:00 PM, March 29, Island Ave School, A moving and worshipful account of Jesus' time on the Cross; No nursery during this service

Easter Service, Sunday, 10:00 AM, March 31, Island Ave School; A celebration of Jesus' resurrection!


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St. Margaret's in Madison HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE [additional information is available in the PDF posted with this article].

Monday Masses

6:45 AM at St. George Church 7:45 AM 5:30 PM Confessions 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday

Mass: 6:45 AM at St. George Church 7:45 AM

Wednesday

Masses: 6:45 AM at St. George Church 7:45 AM 5:30 PM

Holy Thursday

7:45 AM Morning Prayer Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 PM

Good Friday

7:45 AM Morning Prayer Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3:00 PM Stations of the Cross 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday

7:45 AM Morning Prayer

Confessions 3:00 PM

Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday

Masses in the Church: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 Noon

Our Lady of Mercy School 149 Neck Rd., Madison, CT Masses: 9:15 AM, 10:45 AM

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Here is the schedule for the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society in Madison: 

Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society 

Easter Beach Service at the Surf Club 
Sun, March 31, 8:45am – 9:15am 
Our service will take place on the deck.

Worship:"What Would Jesus Do?", Rev. Jeanne Lloyd 
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society 
297 Boston Post Road 
Sun, March 31, 10:30am – 11:30am 

Join Rev. Jeanne as we explore what we actually know about Jesus, and don't know, and what it means for Unitarian Universalists today.

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Here is the schedule for St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Madison: 

Holy Week Service Schedule

  • Palm Sunday March 24 Holy Eucharists at 8:00 am Rite I; 9:15 am Rite II Spirit Choir; 11:00 am Rite II Chancel Choir
  • Wednesday March 27 Tenebrae 7:30 pm. During this service of Shadows and Light psalms and scripture are read and at the end of each passage a candle is extinguished until the sanctuary is left in complete darkness.
  • Maundy Thursday March 28 7:30 pm. We remember Jesus' command of love and service with the washing of feet followed by Holy Eucharist. Following the service an all-night vigil begins until 7 am Friday morning. (Sign up for one-hour shifts at the church.)
  • Good Friday March 29
    Morning Prayer 7:00 am, no Eucharist
    Good Friday Service 12:00 noon, no Eucharist
    Stations of the Cross 1:00 pm. Led by our teenagers, we move around the church property, retelling the story of Christ carrying the cross to his crucifixion.
  • Holy Saturday March 30 Great Vigil of Easter 8:00 pm. The service on this "night of nights" begins in darkness. Then after an extended Liturgy of the Word all join together for the first Eucharist of Easter.
  • Easter Sunday March 31
    Sunrise Service 6:15 am. Gather at sunrise at the Surf Club near the point by the flagpole.
    Holy Eucharists at 9:15 am Rite II Spirit Choir; 11:00 am Rite II Chancel Choir

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Here is the schedule for the Lutheran Church of Madison in Madison: 

Palm Sunday: 8 & 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; Palm crosses will be distributed to all. 

Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion, focusing on The Last Supper 

Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. Lenten Cantata: "Once Upon a Tree," by Pepper Choplin, featuring the LCM Choir and Jim Hile as Narrator 

Easter Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Festival Worship with Holy Communion 

The church is located at 9 Britton Lane, Madison, on the west end of the town green.

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Here is the schedule for Christ Chapel in Madison: 

Good Friday Service, March 29th at 7:00 pm

Easter Sunrise Service, 6:00 am at Madison Surf Club Beach

Easter Worship Services will be held at: 9:15 and 11:15 am

No Children or Adult Sunday School Easter Sunday

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Here is the information for First Congregational Church in Madison. A PDF with this information also is posted with the article: 

FIVE FRIDAYS LENTEN CONCERT SERIES

12:15-12:45 PM

FREE half-hour lunchtime concerts by area organists. BRING YOUR LUNCH and enjoy inspirational music in our sanctuary!

This series concludes Friday March 29 with our own Nathan Bayreuther!!

Women’s League Prayer Breakfast

All women are invited to a Lenten Communion Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27th in

Hubley Hall of the Church House. Join us for a time of fellowship and communion. We will be joined by Rev. Lynn Baker Dooley. A light breakfast of hot cross buns, coffee and juice will be served. Bring a friend!

MAUNDY THURSDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE

Thursday, March 28th come experience this beautiful service of scripture readings that tell the story of Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, and burial, accompanied by the gradual extinguishing of candles. We will gather in the Meetinghouse at 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday March 31, 2013

Sunrise Service at West Wharf Beach, 6:30 a.m.

(A Continental Breakfast will be served at the Church House following Sunrise Service)

Traditional Service, Meetinghouse, 10:00 a.m.

(Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn after the service)

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Here is the schedule for Living Rock Church on Route 81 in Killingworth: 

Living Rock Church, Rte 81, Killingworth - 3 Easter Services: 
Saturday, March 30 @ 6:30 pm 
Sunday, March 31 @ 8:30 am 
Sunday, March 31 @ 10:30 am

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Here is an explanation of the Easter Triduum from the St. Margaret's Bulletin: 

EASTER TRIDUUM

The three days of Holy Week, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday comprise the Easter Triduum and are seen as the culmination of the entire liturgical year. All that occurs liturgically on these three days is one celebration of the Lord’s death and resurrection. We are called to celebrate this one event through active participation in the liturgies of the Triduum.

HOLY THURSDAY – The evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper is the only Mass celebrated on Holy Thursday. This liturgy shows the intimate connection between the Cross and the Eucharist. On this night we commemorate the New Covenant that Jesus established. At the conclusion of the Mass, the Holy Eucharist is carried in procession to the place of reservation in the Church Hall where we are invited to pray and keep vigil until 10:00 PM.

GOOD FRIDAY – On this day the Church reflects on the sufferings and death of the Lord. The liturgical celebration includes the reading of St. John’s Passion account and the traditional prayers of intercession in which the Church embraces the needs of the entire world. A veiled cross is brought into the Church and adored at three stations in the main aisle. Once it is unveiled all are invited to venerate their crucified Lord. Holy Communion is received from breads consecrated at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, another sign of the unity of these three days. The liturgy concludes in silence.

HOLY SATURDAY – The great vigil of Easter celebrates the Resurrection. The Liturgy begins with the lighting of the new fire and Paschal Candle. As the cross was brought into the Church on Friday so tonight the Paschal Candle is brought into Church. Upon arrival in the sanctuary the Easter proclamation is sung in the presence of the Paschal Candle. During the Liturgy of the Word we recount the history of salvation from creation to the resurrection. On this evening we bless new water, renew our own baptismal vows, and receive into the Church those who have been preparing for baptism and the profession of faith.

 

Pem McNerney March 24, 2013 at 03:18 PM
... adding the info to the rest of the listings ... appreciate it.
Ted Norris March 24, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Grace Community Church, meeting at Island Avenue School, Madison, Pastor Brad Chase; Office:203-245-1735; Email: gccmadison@comcast.net; web: gccmadison.com; member of Evangelical Free Church of America; Nursery avaliable; Sunday School for all ages through adults begins at 8:45; Passionate worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ ; Good Friday Service: 7:00 PM, March 29, Island Ave School, A moving and worshipful account of Jesus' time on the Cross; No nursery during this service Easter Service, Sunday, 10:00 AM, March 31,Island Ave School; A celebration of Jesus' resurrection!
Pem McNerney March 24, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Thank you Ted! I will add that as well.
Tidewater Inn B&B March 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Living Rock Church, Rte 81, Killingworth - 3 Easter Services: Saturday, March 30 @ 6:30 pm Sunday, March 31 @ 8:30 am Sunday, March 31 @ 10:30 am
Pem McNerney March 25, 2013 at 02:24 AM
Thanks! And I'll add that as well!

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