• Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda

Maundy Thursday Worship 2021

Updated: Apr 2


The Holy Eucharist: Liturgy of the Word

Maundy Thursday April 1, 2021


Watch the Livestream at www.Facebook.com/StMattSav/Live/

Thursday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m. (or anytime afterward)


Preface

We at St. Matthew's Church in Savannah are unable to gather together in person due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. Under the guidance of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, the Vestry has decided to keep our church building closed for all in-person gatherings.


At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, I will broadcast the following worship service using Facebook Live at www.Facebook.com/StMattSav. After the service concludes, you can re-watch it at any time. This worship service is designed for for use at home while watching the live stream or reading the prayers when you cannot physically attend worship. Lay people may read the entirety of this service.


In 2021, we have made some technological and liturgical changes to our live stream, in accordance with the latest COVID-19 Safety Guidelines from the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. All these changes are intended to simplify the production process of these worship videos and comply with those guidelines.

  1. This liturgy will be performed live on Sunday morning as you watch from home, rather than pre-filmed and edited together. In other words, you are looking at a live feed of what we are doing in the church. This means there will be fewer flourishes on the video, but it will look like actually attending church again.

  2. Due to the "live" nature of this video, there will be up to 10 people in the church on Sunday morning. In compliance with the Diocese of Georgia's COVID-19 indoor worship guidelines, we will engage in social distancing, wear masks at all times, and aim to keep the liturgy under 60 minutes.

  3. Most hymns will be shortened (typically to 3 or fewer verses) and some portions of the liturgy that may be sung will be spoken.

May God protect you from this virus and protect the most vulnerable among us. May we be God’s hands and feet of compassion and service to all in need during this time. Amen.


Yours in Christ,

Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda





The Holy Eucharist: Rite II


The Penitential Order



Hymn #171: Go To Dark Gethsemane

[Verses 1-3]


1. Go to dark Gethsemane,

ye that feel the tempter's power;

your Redeemer's conflict see,

watch with him one bitter hour;

turn not from his griefs away,

learn of Jesus Christ to pray.


2. Follow to the judgment hall;

view the Lord of life arraigned;

O the wormwood and gall!

O the pangs his souls sustained!

Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;

learn of him to bear the cross.


3. Calvary's mournful mountain climb;

there, adoring at his feet,

mark the miracle of time,

God's own sacrifice complete;

"It is finished!" hear him cry;

learn of Jesus Christ to die.


Words: James Montgomery, Public Domain.

Music: Petra, Richard Redhead, Public Domain.

Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #97924. All rights reserved.



Opening Sentences

[BCP, p. 351]


Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

God's mercy endures forever. Amen.



The Decalogue

[BCP, p. 350]

Hear the commandments of God to his people:

I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage. You shall have no other gods but me. Amen. Lord have mercy.


You shall not make for yourself any idol. Amen. Lord have mercy.


You shall not invoke with malice the Name of the Lord your God. Amen. Lord have mercy.


Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. Amen. Lord have mercy.


Honor your father and your mother. Amen. Lord have mercy.


You shall not commit murder. Amen. Lord have mercy.


You shall not commit adultery. Amen. Lord have mercy.


You shall not steal. Amen. Lord have mercy.


You shall not be a false witness. Amen. Lord have mercy.


You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. Amen. Lord have mercy.



Confession of Sin

[BCP, p. 351]


Jesus said, "The first commandment is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord your God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these."

[Mark 12:29-31]


Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.


Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The Bishop, when present, or the Priest, stands and says

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.



Kyrie Eleison

[BCP, p. 356]


Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


The Collect of the Day

[BCP, p. 357, 221]

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray:


Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


A Reading from the Book of Exodus (12:1-14)

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.


This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God


Psalm 116:1, 10-17

[BCP, p. 759]

Read responsively by half-verse (at the asterisk).

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, * because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.


10 How shall I repay the Lord * for all the good things he has done for me?


11 I will lift up the cup of salvation * and call upon the Name of the Lord.


12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord * in the presence of all his people.


13 Precious in the sight of the Lord * is the death of his servants.


14 O Lord, I am your servant; * I am your servant and the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.


15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving * and call upon the Name of the Lord.


16 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord * in the presence of all his people,


17 In the courts of the Lord’s house, * in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.



A Reading from the First Letter to the Corinthians (11:23-26)

I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to St. John (13:1-17, 31b-35)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.”


After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord--and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.


“Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, `Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.



The Sermon

"Doing Christianity" by Mrs. M. Idella Jones


Since Palm Sunday we have been experiencing the “Jesus of Holy Week.” Each day this week the Gospel of John has shown us a different part of Jesus’s nature. Let us begin tonight by looking at the Jesus we have seen so far this week.


  • On Sunday, Palm Sunday, we witnessed Jesus the triumphant as he entered Jerusalem. We heard the crowds cry “Hosanna”. Sunday was a day of rejoicing, and public celebration and expectation.

  • On Monday we watched as Jesus the loving friend, traveled to Bethany to enjoy a family meal with his friends Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus, whom he raised from the dead. We saw Mary wash His feet with the very expensive Nard. We saw her wipe his feet with her hair. We also heard her criticized for her display of love for Jesus.

  • On Tuesday, we heard Jesus predict his death saying “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be Glorified” (John 12:23). And we did not understand what he was saying to us.

  • On Wednesday we saw a Jesus “troubled in spirit” as he not only predicts his death and says to His disciples: “I tell you the truth one of you will betray me” (John 13:21b).

It is evening of Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter. Jesus is at dinner in the upper room with his 12 trusted disciples. No one outside the inner circle is there; just Jesus and the 12 he has set aside for himself. Jesus’s demeaner is like a traveler preparing to take a long trip to a faraway country. He has finished all business here in this place, the outside world. Tonight, he chooses to spend what He knows are his last hours with his friends, his trusted companions--his home boys if you will. The ones he loved above all others. The 12 who have been his faithful companions for 3 years. They were not wealthy. They were not influential; they had no clout. Certainly, Jesus encountered people of influence, education and wealth, people who could have given his ministry earthly popular approval. But approval and ease were not part of Jesus’ ministry.


Near the end of dinner Jesus does an unthinkable and surprising thing. He rises from the table, wraps a towel around his waist, takes a basin of water and begins to wash his disciple’s feet. Foot washing was a task given to the lowest servant. It was a menial dirty smelly job. Everyone wore sandals and trudged through the streets of mud, muck, mire and unimaginable filth. A genial host always provided a servant to perform this task before the dinner. But there were no servants present at tonight’s dinner. And the foot washing took place at the end of the meal. The disciples did not offer to wash Jesus’s feet. And they certainly were not going to wash each other’s feet. To stoop down and wash their fellow disciples’ feet would be debasing, it would make the washer feel inferior.


Tonight, Jesus, the Lord and teacher, is the servant. Peter is indignant that Jesus, the Master, would take on the role of lowly servant. Peter asks,” Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus explains that Peter does not understand, and replies “but later you will understand”. Peter thinks of Jesus as, the Lord, not as a servant, so Peter answers, “you will never wash my feet”. Jesus explains that unless he is allowed wash his feet, Peter will have no “part with me” (John 13:6-8). David Guzik, in his commentary on John, explains that “having part with Jesus simply means receiving something from him, not achieving something ourself.” It means we are willing to accept the cleansing that Jesus offers us: washing our feet and saving us from sin.


Peter above all else wants to be a part of Jesus. He believes in Jesus; he may not fully understand, but he believes. His asks that Jesus not only wash his feet but his hands and head also. Peter accepts this service from Jesus and becomes a pattern for us follow. If we do not accept the humble service of Jesus to cleanse us from sin, we have no part in him. Everyone who is cleansed of sin by Jesus is deeply connected to and is a part of him.

Jesus teaches the miracle of humility and service and illustrates what he said in Matthew 23:11-12, “The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”


I came across the song “I Shall Not Want” written by Audrey Assad in a meditation in Forward Day by Day recently. This song is a prayer for deliverance from all the fears of conscience that hinder us in our Christian life. In it are these lines:

“From the fear of serving others,

From the fear of humility,

Deliver me, O God,

Then I shall not want, No I shall not want.

When I taste your goodness, I shall not want.”


Through this simple task of washing his disciple’s feet Jesus teaches them and us that there is no service we can provide a fellow Christian that is beneath us. Jesus charges the disciples and us “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them" (John 14:17).


The disciples have seen how much Jesus loves them. He chose them, gave himself to them, taught them and they yielded themselves to him. They were his own and he loved them to the end, to the greatest extent of his love - Death on the cross.


Jesus gave the disciples a new mission- to love one another. “As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this way all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13: 34-35). It is not that this a new commandment, but that it is presented in a new way. This commandment stresses that there should be a special kind of love among followers of Jesus. A love that is seen and shown. Remember, there is nothing we can do for another Christian is beneath us, not even foot washing. We are commanded to love one another as Jesus has loved us.


We readily accept Jesus as our redeemer, and savior, but more is asked of us if we are his true disciples and followers. Active loving means doing. Rather than just “being a Christian”, we must” do Christianity”. In the Confirmation Service there is a prayer in which the Bishop prays …” that by the sealing of the Holy Spirit you have bound us to your service.” A service of doing as Jesus would have done. And Suffrages A in Morning Pray includes” Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away”. Maybe this prayer would be better understood if it read Let us, the followers of Jesus not forget the poor. And guide us the followers of Jesus be the hope of the poor.


This prayer is a call to us to show our love for one another, telling us to work to provide for the needs of all. Work to provide health care for all, adequate standard housing for the homeless, peace and justice in our nation and the world. Then we will be known as followers of Jesus actively loving one another and we will be marked as followers of Christ. David Guzik writes:

  • Jesus would mark us as His disciple by our love for one another.

  • We can mark ourselves as His disciples by our love for one another.

  • The world can mark us as His disciples by our love for one another.


This week we saw the triumphant Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. We saw Jesus the loving friend at the supper in Bethany. He saw him become troubled as he recognizes that His time draws near. He heard Jesus announce “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be Glorified” (John 13:32). We even thought that he was referring to end of the Roman rule in Jerusalem.


And here we are at another Maundy Thursday. The word Maundy comes for the Latin word meaning to command. And we heard Jesus give the disciples a new commandment to “love one another as I have loved you. We recall Jesus saying. “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you”. Now that you know these things you will be blessed if you do them.” We know that Jesus was not just talking about washing one another’s feet. But it is a command to demonstrate our love by doing Christianity.


Jesus is saying to each of us, who call ourselves His followers, “Now that you know these things you will be blessed if you do them. Amen.


Bibliography



Hymn #313: Let Thy Blood In Mercy Poured

[Verses 1-3]


1. Let thy Blood in mercy poured,

let thy gracious Body broken,

be to me, O gracious Lord,

of thy boundless love the token.


REFRAIN:

Thou didst give thyself for me,

now I give myself to thee.


2. Thou didst die that I might live;

blessed Lord, thou cam'st to save me;

all that love of God could give

Jesus by his sorrows gave me. (Refrain)


3. By the thorns that crowned thy brow,

by the spear-wound and the nailing,

by the pain and death, I now

claim, O Christ, thy love unfailing. (Refrain)


Words: John Brownlie, Public Domain.

Music: Jesus, meine Zuversicht, melody Johann Cruger, harm. The Chorale Book for England, Public Domain.

All rights reserved.



The Washing of Feet

[The Book of Occasional Services 2018, p. 82]


Fellow servants of our Lord Jesus Christ: On the night before his death, Jesus set an example for his disciples by washing their feet, an act of humble service. He taught that strength and growth in the life of the Kingdom of God come not by power, authority, or even miracle, but by such lowly service.


Here you may wash your hands, using the water in the bowl, or you may decide to wash one another’s feet (or your own feet) in your home. In either case, recall Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. During the foot washing at home, the Celebrant will lead the anthems below.




The Lord Jesus, after he had supped with his disciples and had washed their feet, said to them, "Do you know what I, your Lord and Master, have done to you? I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done."


Peace is my last gift to you, my own peace I now leave with you; peace which the world cannot give, I give to you.


I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you.


Peace is my last gift to you, my own peace I now leave with you; peace which the world cannot give, I give to you.


By this shall the world know that you are my disciples: That you have love for one another.



The Prayers of the People

[Adapted from Prayers provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia]

United with Christians around the globe on this Maundy Thursday, let us pray for the church, the earth, our troubled world, and all in need, responding to each petition with the words,

Your mercy is great.


Blessed are you, holy God, for the church. Gather all the baptized around your presence in the Word. Strengthen the body of your people even when we cannot assemble for worship. Grant Bishop Frank and all our deacons and priests faithfulness and creativity for their ministry in this time, and accompany those preparing for baptism.

Hear us, holy God.

Your mercy is great.


Blessed are you, bountiful God, for this good earth and for the flowering of springtime. Save dry lands from destructive droughts. Protect the waters from pollution. Allow in this time the planting of fields for food. Make us into care-givers of your plants and animals.

Hear us, bountiful God.

Your mercy is great.


Blessed are you, sovereign God, for our nation. Inspire all people to live in peace and concord. Grant wisdom and courage to heads of state and to legislators as they face the coronavirus. Lead our elected officials to champion the cause of the needy.

Hear us, sovereign God.

Your mercy is great.


Blessed are you, faithful God, for you accompany suffering humanity with love. Abide wherever the coronavirus has struck. Visit all who mourn their dead; all who have contracted the virus; those who are quarantined or stranded away from home; those who have lost their employment; those who fear the present and the future. Support physicians, nurses, and home health aides; medical researchers and vaccine producers; and the World Health Organization.

Hear us, faithful God.

Your mercy is great.


Blessed are you, gracious God, for you care for the needy. We beg you to feed the hungry, protect the refugee, embrace the distressed, house the homeless, nurse the sick, and comfort the dying.

Hear us, gracious God.

Your mercy is great.


Blessed are you, loving God, that your Son knelt before us, your unworthy servants. Preserve our lives, comfort our anxiety, and receive now the petitions of our hearts.

Hear us, loving God.

Your mercy is great.


Blessed are you, eternal God, for all who have died in the faith, and those whom we name before you here.

At the end, bring us with them into your everlasting glory.

Hear us, eternal God.

Your mercy is great.


The Celebrant adds a concluding collect:

Receive, merciful God, our prayers, for the sake of Jesus Christ, the host of our meal of life, who died and rose that we might live with you, now and forever. Amen.



The Peace

[BCP, p. 360]


The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.


The Offertory

[BCP, p. 377]


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[Ephesians 5:2; see BCP, p. 376]

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LEV #31: Lead Me To Calvary

[Verses 1-4]


1 King of my life I crown thee now,

Thine shall the glory be;

Lest I forget thy thorn-crowned brow,

Lead me to Calvary.


REFRAIN:

Lest I forget Gethsemane,

Lest I forget thine agony,

Lest I forget thy love for me,

Lead me to Calvary.


2 Show me the tomb where thou wast laid,

Tenderly mourned and wept;

Angels in robes of light arrayed

Guarded thee whilst Thou slept.


3 Let me, like Mary, through the gloom,

Come with a gift to thee;

Show to me now the empty tomb,

Lead me to Calvary.


4 May I be willing, Lord, to bear

Daily my cross for thee;

Even thy cup of grief to share

Thou hast borne all for me.

Words: Jennie Evelyn Hussey, Public Domain.

Music: William J. Kirkpatrick, Public Domain.

Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #95082. All rights reserved.



The Lord’s Prayer

[BCP, p. 364]


And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Solemn Prayer Over the People

[The Book of Occasional Services 2018, p. 12]


Let us bow down before the Lord.


Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.



Parish Announcements

[See below]



The Dismissal

[BCP, p. 366]


Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

Thanks be to God.



Parish Announcements


Holy Week & Easter Schedule: See below for highlights and click on the following link for the full schedule: https://www.stmattsav.org/post/holy-week-easter-2021-worship-schedule


Maundy Thursday (4/1/21)

Good Friday (4/2/21)

  • 12:00 noon   Good Friday Liturgy and Emptying of the Tabernacle (Facebook)

  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Fr. Arboleda available for Private Confession (phone or video call only; email FrGAA@StMattSav.org to schedule an appointment)

  • 5:00 PM   Evening Prayer (Zoom & Facebook)

Easter Day (4/4/21) 

  • 6:30 AM   Sunrise Easter Vigil (Facebook)

  • 9:30 AM Easter Holy Communion (Facebook)

  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Drive-Thru Holy Communion in St. Matthew's Parking Lot (behind the church building at the corner of Burroughs St & West Anderson St)



The Parish Prayer List

Prayer List: Martha Avery, Zavier Bradley, Myrtle Brow-Hollis, Jacquelyn Bryant, Christine Brown, Genella Chamberlain, Taylor Blue Clemons, Annie Colbert, Ana Columna, Lazola Cope, Alice Dailey, Beryl Dandy, Mark Dashiell, Brittany Dawson, Eduardo Espinosa, Imani Ferguson, Ruby Fernandez, Harry Frazier, Charles Gordon, Amanda Green, Jocelyn Bryant Harden, Loretta Harmond, Marva Harris, Enoch Henderson, Charles E. Hines, Kenneth Howard, Terri Howard, Dale Hundley, Jared Hundley, Tracy Hundley, Milinda James, Alvin Jenkins, Dana Jenkins, David Jones, Frances T. Jones, Lori Jones, Robert L. Jones, Sr., Whitney Kennedy, Leonard Law, Jr., Ralph Lovett, Ryan Lovett, Tammie Lovett, Marcus Marzen, Joan Maty, Craig Maxwell, Sada Maxwell, Altheria Maynard, Carmelita Maynard, Bette Milledge, Hollie Moultrie, Patricia Murry, Russell Nails, Dorothy Neal, Jameel Newton, Glenzy Payne, Robert Payne, Willie Mae Robinson, Paul Rockwell, Dison Washington Slaughter, James Small, Gwendolyn Smith, Courtney Watts Vista, Ed Vista, Willie Stephens, Lori Ward, Gertrude Washington, and Noel Wheeler


Birthdays: Jordyn Jones (3/29) and Rashad Taylor, Sr. (4/3)

Wedding Anniversaries: Fr. Charles and Evalena Hoskins (4/1)


Recent Deaths: Raleigh Bryant (12/18)

May the souls of all the departed rest in peace; and may light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.




Note: This service is reproduced from The Book of Common Prayer 1979 (BCP), The Hymnal 1982 (Hymn), Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal (LEV), and other sources cited. The Scripture readings are from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible.


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