Pohick Episcopal Church

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Pohick Post

March 2018

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This year's mild winter (at least for Northern Virginia) has feathered well with the early start of Lent, with the opening week of March already already finding us in the third week of this holy season. It has also helped with Lenten disciplines: to date, we have had wonderful attendence at our Wednesday Night Lenten Suppers, Studies & Services (6:30 - 8:30 pm), which will continue for three more weeks, leading into Holy Week.

Before we get there, we will pause for some levity in the middle of the month to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Sat, March 17th, with dinner starting at 6 pm. Sponsored by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the meal will include all the traditional Irish fare. Don't forget to wear something green!

As for Holy Week itself, that begins with the liturgy of Palm Sunday (March 25), which features our Palm procession and dramatic reading of the Passion. It continues with the Maundy Thursday liturgy and vigil (March 29, 7:30 pm), the Great Three Hours of Good Friday (March 30, noon to 3 pm), the baptisms of Holy Saturday (March 31, 4 pm), and the Easter Sunday Flame Walk (April 1, 4:30 am Old Colchester Parking Lot), Vigil (5:30 am) and Festival Communion services (7:45, 9:15 and 11:15 am)—not to mention the Easter Egg Hunt for the kids (about 10:30 am). Come be a part of as much of it as you can, and invite your neighbors while you're at it!

In this month's Post, our Rector writes about an appropriately Lenten topic: the crafting and keeping of a spiritual Rule of Life. Elsewhere, our Senior Warden details upcoming events and recent vestry deliberations, while Don Brownlee does his monthly review of goings-on around the Anglican Communion. Also, read about how our EYC and 20s/30s Group are teaming up to lead a Canned-Good Drive for LCAC this month. Finally, please note the info block on the Walking the Mourner's Path offering beginning on Thursday nights in early April. This ministry is dedicated to helping those who have suffered the loss of a loved-one, either recently or in the past. It is only offered once or twice a year and has limited spaces available, so please let us know if you would like to be part of this Spring's group.

Read about these topics and events, 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 335 "likes," with new ones each month. 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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February Events and Schedules

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Sunday, March 4 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Wednesday, March 7
Lenten Potlucks, Studies & Services, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sunday, March 11 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Wednesday, March 14
Lenten Potlucks, Studies & Services, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Dinner, 6 - 8 pm

Sunday, March 18 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Wednesday, March 21
Lenten Potlucks, Studies & Services, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Palm Sunday, March 25 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Palm Procession & Dramatic Passion Reading at each service Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Maundy Thursday, March 29 Scripture readings
Maunday Thursday service, 7:30 pm

Good Friday, March 30 Scripture readings
The Great Three Hours, noon-3 pm

Holy Saturday, March 31 Scripture readings
Holy Baptism, 4 pm

Easter Sunday, April 1 Scripture readings
Flame Walk, 4:30 am; The Great 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

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