Palm Sunday, April 14

7:45a | 8:40a | 11:00a

The 8:40 and 11:00 services begin on the Columbarium with the great festivity of the procession of palms signifying Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. This moment of triumph is short-lived, however. The mood shifts quickly with the dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel, which recounts Jesus’ journey to the Cross on Calvary.

Monday, April 15

12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel

5:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross followed by Holy Eucharist in Chapel

Tuesday, April 16

12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel

5:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross followed by Holy Eucharist in Chapel

Wednesday, April 17

12:00 p.m. A Concert of Music for Holy Week
Noonday prayer and contemplative music for Holy Week featuring Jonathan Bass and Michael Boyd, classical guitar

5:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross followed by Holy Eucharist in Chapel

7:30 p.m. Tenebrae with Cathedral Choir | Nursery Provided
Tenebrae is Latin for 'darkness' or 'shadows.' This contemplative service features the chanting of Psalms and prayers as candles are gradually extinguished in a darkened church.

Maundy Thursday, April 18

12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel

5:30 p.m. Agapé Feast in Parish Hall | Nursery Provided
A family-friendly, celebratory, shared meal of breads, cheeses, fruits, and other simple Mediterranean-style foods and beverages ($5 children, $10 adults, $25 max family).

6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing (Mandatum)
| Nursery Provided
The word “maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum which means “commandment.” We come to church this night as if to join Jesus in the Upper Room. On this night, we reenact Jesus’ demonstration of what it means to be a servant through the care of serving one another in the washing of feet. At the conclusion of this service, the altar is stripped and a holy vigil is begun. The church is left bare and darkened and the congregation leaves in silence.

Good Friday, April 19

10:00 a.m. Children’s Meditation and
Art Expression for Ages 5-12
The death of Christ is a difficult day for all Christians. How do we respond in community with difficulty and sadness? We come together to remember a life of living, teaching, preaching, healing and loving. Knowing that Jesus said before his death that we would see and know him again is a promise that we can count on. In fact for 2,000 years the promise is never ending. Presented by Kathy Woodliff

12:00 p.m. The Liturgy of Good Friday with Reserve Sacrament
| Nursery provided

5:00 p.m. Prayers and Solemn Procession of the Cross from Smith Park

5:30 p.m. The Liturgy of Good Friday with Reserve Sacrament
| Nursery Provided
Good Friday is the most solemn day of the Christian year. Our prayers and observances call us to follow in the way of the Cross. Good Friday is a day of intense sorrow, but of sorrow that holds tightly to Christian hope. The remembrance of what Jesus Christ suffered for us cannot fail to arouse in us feelings of grief and regret for our share in the brokenness of the world. Yet the gospel promise of grace and forgiveness sounds through even in the midst of this solemn remembrance.

Holy Saturday, April 20

9:00 a.m. Holy Saturday Liturgy in Chapel

Holy Saturday is a threshold day, a day of waiting, a day to open ourselves to the One who goes into the places of deepest pain and darkest fear in order to bring us out. This is a brief service of Scripture, prayer, and meditation.

10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch
Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch Saturday, April 20 beginning 10:00 am at St. Andrew’s Lower School, 4120 Old Canton Rd for loads of fun with our church family. Children bring your Easter baskets and get ready for the hunt which will begin promptly at 10:15! Plastic eggs will be filled with stickers, tattoos, and candy (no chocolate or peanut butter). Be sure to bring your friends.

7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with Incense, followed by Festive Champagne Reception – Hosted by Ultreya | Nursery Provided
The dramatic service begins in darkness and consists of four parts: The Service of Light (kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle); The Service of Lessons (readings from the Hebrew Scriptures that recount our story of salvation); Christian Initiation (Holy Baptism and the renewal of our Baptismal promises) and the first Eucharist of Easter (with candles and incense).

Easter Day, April 21

7:30a | 8:45a | 11:00a

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel, Rite I

8:40 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Incense, Rite | Nursery Provided

11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Incense, Rite II | Nursery Provided

Alleluia Bells, Brass, Organ, and Choirs singing music to uplift the soul. Easter anthems and favorite hymns for congregation and choir are sung with the incomparable joy of Easter Day. The Rt. Rev. Brian Seage, Bishop of the Dioceses of Mississippi, will join us for the 8:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services.

The full Fifty Day Season of Easter that follows Easter Day celebrates what happened in and through the remarkable life of Jesus—what he said and did before he died, and what we believe he accomplished after his death.

There are good reasons to believe, to give one’s heart to God’s mission in this world, and to deeply trust the One “whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning.” Easter joy to you all!