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HOLY WEEK AT ST. PAUL’S
 
Please plan to join the St. Paul’s Community in our observance of Holy Week. We have planned Facebook Live events, videos, and a Zoom meeting, and we’re delighted to invite you to return to in-person worship on Easter Sunday, April 4!
 
This week is the church’s solemn observance of the last week of Jesus’ life, culminating in the Three Great Days (Triduum), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (Easter begins on Saturday night at sunset). The stories from the Gospels come alive in our worship, as we gather for a meal on Maundy Thursday, pray and lament before the cross on Good Friday, and celebrate the principal feast of the church year on Saturday night. Please plan to join in for as many of the services as possible. 
 
The stories and services of Holy Week remind us not only of Jesus and his courage and hope in the face of violence, but of our own identity as Easter people. We remember each year that, in the darkest times, God’s work in the world is always transformation and resurrection. We remember our baptismal promises as we emerge from the dry wilderness of Lent, and light a new fire that will burn to ash the things we leave behind. 
 
JOIN US FOR THE ENTIRE STORY
 




APRIL 1 - MAUNDY THURSDAY
ON ZOOM AT 6:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89414885060?pwd=YXFvMVdKTUtEU3pQMk8zaGpqcCt6UT09
Meeting ID:  894 1488 5060
Passcode:  agape
We gather on Zoom at 6:00 pm to share a service of blessing and eating together.  Following the service, we will split into small groups in order to enjoy an agape meal which you are invited to prepare at home, or order from your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. Please have wine or some festive beverage and bread available for the meal. 

In addition, we have arranged for meal selections with Christakis Greek Restaurant in Tustin to make your Maundy Thursday authentic, delicious, and easy.  You can call to place your order in advance and pick up at 13011 Newport Ave, Tustin 92780 located in Lafayette square near St. Paul’s.  You can order our suggestions, or anything available from their menu.  To place your order call 714/731-6600 or via email: christakisgreekcuisine@gmail.com.  Orders can be picked up early.

Here is the link to view the online menu:
 https://christakisgreekcuisine.com/dinner-menu/ 
 
Other nearby authentic options : 
Zenas Lebanese Cuisine http://www.zenaslebanesecuisine.com/
2094 N Tustin St., Suite C2, Orange, (714) 279-9511, delivery is available.
 
The Olive Oil Grill https://oliveoilgrill.com/ 
14141 Jeffrey Irvine, CA 92620. Delivery is available through Grubhub.
 
You are invited to choose an hour between 8 p.m on Thursday and noon on Friday
to spend in prayer for the church and for the world.



APRIL 2 - GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday Noon Service on Facebook Live at 12:00 pm
HERE

Good Friday Evening Service on Facebook live at 7:00 pm
HERE

Both Good Friday Videos will also be on our
Website, YouTube Channel, and in your email.

 



APRIL 3 - HOLY SATURDAY

WATCH THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER TOGETHER
on Facebook Live AT 7:30 PM
HERE


The Great Vigil of Easter Video
will also be on our Website, YouTube Channel, and in your email.

 



APRIL 4 - EASTER SUNDAY
Our Beautiful Easter Sunday Video
will arrive in your email early on Easter Morning.


EASTER ON THE LAWN
Welcome back to in-person worship on the lawn at
St. Paul’s with a Celebration of Holy Eucharist.
 at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.


You can help decorate our Easter Lawn
BRING FLOWERS FOR THE CROSS
WEAR HATS

(It will also keep the sun out of your eyes.)

Reservations are required. 
Please RSVP to: volunteers@stpauls.org
and indicate the number of people in your party
along with your first, second, and third choices of service time.
You will receive an email response to confirm your reservation. 

Please remember your mask and honor social distancing.
Chairs will already be preset when you arrive.

All three services will be alike.
Holy Eucharist (bread only) will be offered. 

 
EASTER SERVICE RESERVATIONS
EASTER OFFERING
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the St. Patrick's Day event!
We loved seeing you all! 

To date, we have received donations totaling $10, 872.32! This greatly exceeds our fundraising goal for the event. With all materials and shipping donated, this money goes directly to our operating budget. 

Continued thanks to the team:
Ryan and Jeff Harlow-Nakano, who imagined, implemented, and underwrote the party boxes - Jeff put them ALL together and got them shipped!
Angela Miller, who baked ALL the cookies!
David Milligan, who provided a great-looking design for the event.
Connie Ash, who figured out all the logistics for online donations.
Dawn Bonker, our copywriter extraordinaire
...and the rest of the stewardship/fundraising team: Jane Tudor, Jan Miles, Katrina Miller, George Turner, Kathy Chai, and Dana Butler-Moburg.
 


PRAYERS


God of those who always expect a happy ending; God of those who no longer do: our faith is not here primarily for the good times, to assure us we deserve whatever life we have. It is always here so that it is also here for moments when the ending is in doubt, when answers are not clear, when what seems truly certain is an uncertainty in this world. Give us faith to believe, not in the guarantee of a happy ending but in the continuation of a story which always answers with good news. Amen.
          - https://www.corrymeela.org/news/180/prayers-for-community
 
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
          - Book of Common Prayer page 272
 
This week, we remember those among us who suffer the pain of illness, fear, or loss, especially; Sue, Sylvia, Royce, Doriel, Holland, Mary, Sally, Donna, Colleen, Bob, Susan, Ralph, Kathryn, June, Henry, Bob, Melinda, Jean, Patti, John, the Penn family, Fran, Katie, Alfred, Bud, Chris, Leonard, and Jan.

We pray for all those who are ill, for those who grieve, and those facing difficult decisions about limited resources. We remember healthcare and emergency workers, those who have lost their livelihood, those who are alone, and those who are afraid.  Give them courage and strength during the days ahead; may they know your love and grace. Amen.
 
This week we remember the following members of our parish:
Hideko Harris
Steve & Shelly Harris
Valerie Hart
Steve & Diane Henrotin
Henry & Vicki Hernandez
Patty Hicks
 
This week we give thanks for St. Paul’s church and preschool staff.

THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL'S
ALL EVENTS ARE VIRTUAL ONLINE PROGRAMS

Tuesday – March 30, 2021
               8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
               4:00 pm       Buddy Meeting HERE (Password: Buddy)
             

Wednesday – March 31, 2021
               8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
              12:00 pm       Take A Breath on Instagram @stpaulstus
               5:00 pm       Evening Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
              
Thursday – April 1, 2021 - Maundy Thursday
               8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE

               6:00 pm       Maunday Thursday Service and Agape Meal on ZOOM HERE

Friday – April 2, 2021 - Good Friday
                8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
                Noon           Good Friday Noon Service - Facebook Live HERE

                7:00 pm       Good Friday Evening Service - Facebook Live HERE

Saturday –  April 3, 2021 - Holy Saturday
               9:30 am       Coffee Hour with Connie Ash HERE
               7:30 pm       The Great Vigil of Easter - Facebook Live HERE

Sunday –  April 4, 2021 - Easter Sunday

                8:00 am       Easter Service on the Lawn
                9:30 am       Easter Service on the Lawn
              11:00 am       Easter Service on the Lawn
                Reservations required: HERE

 
Monday –  April 5, 2021 - Parish Office will be closed.
                8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
          
Tuesday – April 6, 2021
               8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
               4:00 pm       Buddy Meeting HERE (Password: Buddy)
               7:00 pm       Teen Youth Group
             

Wednesday – April 7, 2021
               8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
              12:00 pm       Take A Breath on Instagram @stpaulstus
               5:00 pm       Evening Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
              
Thursday – April 8, 2021
               8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE


Friday – April 9, 2021
                8:00 am       Morning Prayer - Facebook Live HERE
              

Saturday –  April 10, 2021
               9:30 am       Coffee Hour with Connie Ash HERE

St. Paul’s Staff

The Rev. Kay Sylvester, Rector

The Rev. David Milligan, Associate Pastor

The Rev. Valerie Hart, Assisting Priest

The Rev. Deacon Laura Siriani, 
Welcome and Communications

The Rev. Bonnie Brandon,  Parish Administrator

Kaley Casenhiser, Children and Family Minister

Stacey Drumm, Preschool Director

Debbie Middlebrooks, Music Associate

Sue Martin, Music Associate


Hilda Hernandez, Sexton

 
St. Paul’s Vestry

Sr. Warden:

George Turner, 714-241-1227
Jr. Warden:
Rhonda Matini, 949-813-6697

Joe Bedell,  315-576-7111
Pam Brooks,  949-5520748
Patty Hicks,  714-538-7829

Rhonda Matini, 949-813-6697
John Middlebrooks, 949-910-0333
Janet Miles, 714-544-7093
Steve Plesh, 714-283-3671
Linda Shearman, 914-830-8849
Kitsy Smith,  209-608-1218

Adam Tapias, 206-849-6706
Adelle Yeaton, 714-349-7628


Clerk:
Katrina Miller

Treasurer:
Ryan Harlow-Nakano

 
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