Pohick Episcopal Church

Continuing the Christian Mission of George Washington & George Mason

Pohick Post

April 2017

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

Lent continues into April with the final Lenten Dinner, Study and Service on Wednesday April 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Even if you haven't been able to participate in one yet, come on out for some good Christian fellowship, study and worship!

The Lenten Season, of course, culminates with Holy Week and Easter beginning on Palm Sunday, April 9, when we'll Process the Palms and partake in a Dramatic Reading of the Passion Narrative from Matthew's Gospel. Our observances continue on April 13, Maundy Thursday, when the altar is stripped and the hour-by-hour overnight vigil begins. Sign up in the parish hall to watch and pray with our Lord for one hour that night, either at church or in your home.

This leads us into Good Friday (April 14), when we'll commemorate the three hours, from noon to 3 pm, that Christ hung on the cross, with a service that will include meditations, prayers, music, and a walking of the Stations of the Cross. Join in as much of the three hours as you are able. On Holy Saturday (April 15), we will be conducting the service of Baptism at 4 pm.

Then on Easter Sunday, we'll begin the joyous celebration with a two-mile Flame Walk from the site of the earlier Pohick Church to our present building. Those wishing to participate in this annual event, meet in the Old Colchester lot no later than 4:30 am to be shuttled to the walk's starting location near Cranford Methodist Church. For those who like to sleep in, you may meet the flame walkers at the South steps of Pohick Church at 5:30 am when we will light the Paschal Candle and renew our baptismal vows in a moving candlelight service inside. Afterwards, we'll enjoy Scones and Hot Cross Buns, courtesy of he Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Later in the morning, we will celebrate Easter with three Festival Eucharists at 7:45, 9:15 and 11:15 am. Come early to get a seat! There will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children following the 9:15 am service.

In this month's EPost, our Rector writes about the recent and historic renovations to the empty tomb in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher, while our Assistant offers an analogy from the Far East as a Lenten reflection. In his Persecution Corner column, Bob Munson writes about the harassment Christians face in Vietnam, while Don Brownlee does a round-up on goings on around the Anglican Communion.

Read about these items and much, much more in this month's EPost!

Remember that our website makes use of Google Calendars, so if you have a gmail account (or sign-up for a free one), you can now superimpose the church calendar on top of your other calendars. And it's all updated in real time! Click here to add the church calendar to your account.

Also, if you haven't "liked" Pohick Church on Facebook, we invite you to do so to keep up with upcoming events and lots of photos of happenings at Pohick. We're up to 292 "likes" and climbing nearly every week--so join the party! There's also a linked Instagram account ("Pohick") for those who prefer that form of Social Media.

As always, don't forget to send your Pohick Post Articles and event photographs to Lori Buckius at raebuck@aol.com before the monthly deadline (15th).Pass on any comments or concerns about these pages in an email to Dick Heintze at heintzerl@verizon.net or the Rector at dbinder@pohick.org.

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April Events and Schedules

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Sunday, April 2 Scripture readings
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

Wednesday, April 5
Lenten Potluck Suppers, Studies & Celtic Service, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sunday, April 9 Scripture readings
Palm Sunday
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
The 9 am palm procession begins outside
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

Maundy Thursday, April 13 Scripture readings
Maunday Thursday Liturgy & Vigil, 7:30 pm

Good Friday, April 14 Scripture readings
Good Friday Liturgy & Stations of the Cross, noon - 3 pm
Worshipers may remain for as long as they can

Holy Saturday, April 15 Scripture readings
Holy Baptisms, 4 pm

Easter Sunday, April 16 Scripture readings
Flame Walk from Cranford Methodist, 4:30 am
Lighting of the Paschal Candle & Sunrise Vigil, 5:30 am
Festival Easter Services, 7:45, 9:15, 11:15 am
Children's Easter Egg Hunt after the 9:15 am service
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

Sunday, April 23 Scripture readings
Second Sunday of Easter
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

Saturday, April 29
Colonial Signature Tea, 2 pm

Sunday, April 30 Scripture readings
Third Sunday of Easter
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

About Pohick Church

The mission of Pohick Church is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to advance the role of the Episcopal Church as an active participant in sharing the Gospel, and to create a nourishing Christian community of worship where Christ's love is experienced and taken beyond its walls.

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