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8:00 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Sunday, The Rite Place Liturgy (Contemporary Eucharist in the Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 p.m. Sundays in Lent, "Dinner Church" Eucharist in Parish Hall
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing

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Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum
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Holy Thursday Agape Meal


maundy thursday

On Maundy (from the word for “commandment”) Thursday, March 24, the church remembers Jesus’ commandment to love one another, and how he shared a vision of that love at the Last Supper, when he washed his disciples’ feet and instituted the sacrament of Holy Communion. At Calvary, Maundy Thursday includes two parts: a meal in the spirit of the Last Supper called the Agape Meal, and a traditional Maundy Thursday liturgy with Holy Eucharist. The Agape Meal takes place at 6:00pm in the parish hall, followed by the liturgy in the sanctuary at 7:00pm. The liturgy concludes with the stripping of the altar, a stark enactment of the way Jesus was stripped of all earthly supports as he journeyed from the Last Supper to his crucifixion.

The Agape (pronounced a-gah-peh, a Latin word meaning unconditional love) Meal is a pot-luck style, simple vegetarian meal, and usually includes traditional Mediterranean foods such as olives, nuts, and dried fruits. At the meal, we remember the prayers that Jesus would have said at the Last Supper, and we include an invitation to wash one another’s feet. All are welcome to attend the Agape Meal, whether you have brought food to share or not, but if you are able to bring something, we would be very grateful.

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