The following Holy Week worship opportunities will be offered at St. Philip’s.
MAUNDY THURSDAY [4/1] at 7 p.m.
Evensong, Footwashing, homily, and the Stripping of the Altar
CLICK HERE for the Maundy Thursday bulletin
GOOD FRIDAY [4/2]
• Noon: “Stations of the Cross in the Streets” — Beginning and ending at St. Philip’s, the congregation will walk in the near neighborhood to hold vigil and to say prayers in light of the cross of Christ. [Please wear a mask.]
CLICK HERE for the Stations in the Streets booklet
• 7 p.m.: The Good Friday Liturgy of the Day – The Prayer Book’s traditional offering of the Passion Narrative; homily; prayers.
CLICK HERE for the Good Friday Liturgy bulletin
THE EASTER VIGIL [Saturday (4/3)] at 8 p.m., presented by our Bishop and Diocese (see below). The first celebration of Easter will be offered by all of us as a Diocese and available on the Diocesan Facebook and YouTube pages. Come and participate in the Christian traditions’ central act of worship.
Diocesan Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalWMA
Diocesan YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DiocesewmaOrg
EASTER SUNDAY [4/4] at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Holy Communion on the Festival of Jesus’ Resurrection. The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated among the five liturgical ministers present in the church’s worship space, as per Covid procedures. Distribution of consecrated bread from the Easter celebration will be in the parking lot from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
CLICK HERE for the Easter bulletin
In order to prepare properly for this distribution, those who wish to participate in receiving Easter Communion need to sign up either by contacting the parish office by phone [413-527-0862] or by email [Office@stphilipseasthampton.org]. Please include your name, address, phone number, and the number of people who will receive.
For those who need transportation to receive, please contact Bonnie Katusich [Pastoral Ministry Chair] to make arrangements – firstname.lastname@example.org – 413-563-5099.
COMPLINE will be offered each night (as usual) at 8 o’clock on the St. Philip’s Facebook page.