Holy Week which begins with Palm Sunday and concludes with Easter is the holiest time of the Christian calendar. A time of spiritual excitement, spiritual dread, spiritual shock, then a renewed spirituality and joy. It is a week of roller coaster emotions and 2017 was filled with incredibly moving and inspiring services. You can listen to all of it, or just parts of it by clicking here:
This Palm Sunday’s Sermon and Full Service for You!
The April 9, 2017, Palm Sunday Sermon by guest preacher, the executive director of Camp Bishopswood, Mike Douglas. Located in the beautiful woods of mid-coast Maine, Bishopswood is an Episcopal coed overnight camp affordable and open to all youths ages 6-16 :
The Saint Francis by the Sea Full 10 am Palm Sunday service on April 9, 2017 including the short version of The Passion :
Maundy Thursday Sermon and Full Service for You
The Maundy Thursday Sermon by Lay Preacher Heather Ford, April 13, 2017:
The Maundy Thursday 7 pm Service was celebrated by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:
The Good Friday Ecumenical Service of The Stations of the Cross commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion.
This solemn service was led by:
The Rev. Doug Drown, the North Sedgwick Baptist Church
Rev. Gary Brinn, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill
The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith, St. Francis by the Seat Episcopal Church
Lorna Russell, Organist
Easter Vigil Service and Sermon for You
The St. Francis by the Sea Easter Vigil service begins in darkness as the new light of Christ’s radiance is ignited marking Jesus’ passing over from death to life. It is by this light that the sacred story of God’s saving acts are told, prayer and praise are offered. Drawing on this ancient tradition therefore, this service becomes the first Eucharistic celebration of Jesus’s resurrection at Easter.
Sermon by guest preacher The Rev. Bob Tobin:
The full St. Francis by the Sea Easter Vigil service was celebrated by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:
Easter Sunday Sermon and Full Service for You
The Easter Morning 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:
The Saint Francis by the Sea Full 10 am Easter Morning service, including The Sunday School Singers: