Mother Diana and the people of Christ Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge (where she serves as Rector) invites us to a Holy Week of Eucharist, music, and fellowship via Zoom and Facebook Live. The schedule is above. We are inviting the people of Christ Church to join us for a spoken service by Zoom on Easter morning at 9am. Information on how to participate may also be found here:
So that it is a fully partnered event, she is asking for volunteers from our parish to be readers for the Passion that concludes the Palm Sunday service. This will be done on Zoom following the main service, so no travel is needed. She is also inviting us to read at the other services. This would require being present at Christ Church, located in Glen Ridge/Bloomfield, as readers need to be in the church for it to be picked up by both livestreams.
If you are available to be present in the church on Palm Sunday or any of the Triduum services, let her know as soon as possible by emailing her at email@example.com.
Holy Week is the most important part of the Christian calendar, so please make every effort to participate in whatever way you are best able.
Join with our friends at Christ Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge (where Mother Diana is Rector) for the YouTube premiere event of a Lenten Evensong service on March 14th. As gathering in person for this beloved tradition is not possible, they will offer the service done in 2019, and will air it "live" on their Youtube channel at 5pm on March 7th.
Just go to our YouTube channel to watch it by clicking here (if you subscribe, you will get a notification of when it is about to start):
Christ Church YouTube Channel
Mother Diana will be holding Adult Confirmation Classes for those who would like to explore the possibility of being confirmed (an affirmation of faith and commitment to baptismal responsibilities), or for those curious about the Episcopal Church. Classes will be on the first Sunday of the month at 6pm (except in April and July, when it will be on the 2nd Sunday of the month).
These classes are mandatory if one is to be confirmed this Summer (once it is safe). This will be a combined class for adults from both Christ Church and the Church of the Annunciation. Please contact Mother Diana if interested.
The Zoom link for the classes is here (passcode is 1234):
Join Zoom Meeting
Online Worship Resources
On the Sundays that we will not be holding a virtual worship service for our own church, here are several resources to choose from if you are looking for another place to “attend” on those Sunday mornings. We will share our experiences with one another on the third Sunday of the month at coffee hour.
Here is a full list of the churches in our diocese that have submitted their online resources: https://dioceseofnewark.org/covid-19/worship
Diocese of New Jersey: https://dioceseofnj.org/online-worship-schedule/
Ways to practice faith at home: https://dioceseofnewark.org/resource-general/ways-practice-faith-home
Holy Eucharist at Washington National Cathedral via Youtube or Facebook (11:15am on Sundays): https://cathedral.org/event/holy-eucharist
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is hosting Morning and Evening Prayer daily via Zoom and a live streamed Sunday service at 11am: https://www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/