Holy Week 2015

Palm Sunday –March 29

Passion Narrative and Eucharist at 7:30 am *

Breakfast and Christian Formation Classes *

Children’s Procession of Palms, Passion Narrative and Eucharist at 10:30 am *


Monday in Holy Week – March 30

Eucharist in Chapel at 12:05 pm


Tuesday in Holy Week – March 31

Eucharist in Chapel at 12:05 pm


Wednesday in Holy Week – April 1

Eucharist in Chapel at 12:05 pm


Maundy Thursday – April 2

Healing Eucharist in Chapel at 12:05 pm

Eucharist and Ritual Stripping of Altar at 6:00 pm *


Good Friday – April 3

Good Friday Liturgy at 12:05 pm *

Labyrinth Walk at 1:15 pm


Easter Eve – April 4

Easter Vigil and Eucharist at Sunset (7:07 pm)


Easter Day – April 5

Festival Eucharist at 7:00*, 9:00*, and 11:00 am *

Breakfast but no classes

Children’s Procession and Flowering of Cross at 9:00

Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 am


*Nursery Provided


Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of thy saving embrace: So clothe us in thy Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to the knowledge of love of thee; for the honor of thy Name. (BCP, 58 – written by Charles Henry Brent +1929)

 New Associate Rector – Daniel Strandlund

With great pleasure, the Vestry and I would like to announce the hiring of Daniel Strandlund as our next Associate Rector. Daniel is completing his studies at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and will join the staff of St. John’s on June 1 after his graduation and ordination to the transitional diaconate. Daniel, 30, is married to Lucy Bridgers Strandlund, 27. Daniel is from Cullman and served as Youth Minister first at St. Luke’s in Birmingham, then at St. Stephen’s in Birmingham where he was sponsored in the ordination process and where he will be ordained as a deacon on May 30. Daniel will serve as a transitional deacon for 6 months and is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood at St. John’s nearer the end of the year. You may contact Daniel at danielp.strandlund@gmail.com and Lucy at lucybridgers@gmail.com. Daniel’s first Sunday at St. John’s will be June 7. Daniel and Lucy will be part of our mission trip to Honduras beginning on July 17.


Family Promise Week: April 19-26

The homeless family ministry that St. John’s helped bring to Montgomery will be hosted in our facilities the week of April 19-26. Some of our classrooms will be turned into bedrooms for one to three families with children. Our guests will sleep here at night and go to jobs or school during the day. Soon these families will be able to afford permanent housing because of our efforts. We need volunteers to cook meals each night and others to sleep here each night and act as an overnight host. You are assured of making a difference in the lives of children and their parents. Your heart will expand as you meet our guest and their hope will grow as they meet you. You may sign up in the parish hall or email Carl or Barbara Viars, our Family Promise Coordinators, at barbncarl@knology.net.