Palm Sunday -
The Sunday of the Passion
Worship Saturday, April 12th at 5:00 p.m.
and Sunday, April 13th at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday in Holy Week, April 16th
Passion Play presented by
the Mystery Players of Fort Myers
at 7:30 p.m.
All are invited to watch the Mystery Players act out the Passion of Christ at St. Michael's. In order to do this well, the actors need the sanctuary to be as dark as possible for their strobe lights, so this event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the church itself. This is an incredible opportunity for St. Michael's and we hope to see many people there. (The play takes about an hour.)
Maundy Thursday, April 17th
Washing of the Feet, Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar at 5:00 p.m.
"Maundy" - Latin - mandatum novum - "new commandment"
Agape Meal following the service
Simple common meal of the early church - "love feast" to celebrate selfless Christian love reflecting the love of God through Christ.
Good Friday, April 18th
This day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.
The liturgy includes the Passion Gospel, solem collects (dating from ancient Rome), and Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament from Thursday's Eucharist.
April 19th & 20th
The Great Easter Vigil - Saturday Evening
Kindling of the new fire, lighting of the Paschal Candle, Lessons, and Holy Eucharist
& Light supper following.
(Gather outside for the lighting of the new fire and the process into the church)
The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.