Palm Sunday - March 24, 2024

Walking to the Cross Together

One of the things that Bishop Chris pointed out during his time with us last weekend was that Anglican Christians often speak using plurals, "we" or "us," rather than "me" or "mine."

Our individual faith deeply matters. At the same time, we practice being Christians together as the body of Christ, the church.

Part of practicing our faith together is walking together through Holy Week beginning this Sunday. We will celebrate Palm Sunday at 8 and 10:15am. Then, on Maundy Thursday we will remember the last Supper together at 7pm. Good Friday services will take us to the Cross and Crucifixion together at noon and 7pm. We will begin our Easter celebration together at Epiphany when the sun goes down at 7:30pm on Saturday with the Great Vigil of Easter, and then celebrate Easter Sunday at 10:15am.

Let me challenge you to attend Holy Week services this year. Many of us do already. At the same time, there is room for more. We walk to the Cross and witness the Resurrection together.

"Mingling joy with fear and happiness with grief,

the women returned from the tomb, as the Book teaches

to the apostles and they said,

"Why are you downcast? Why do you hide your faces?

Let hearts be on high. Christ has risen.

Form your choirs, and say with us, 'The Lord has arisen.'

The one born before the morning star has shown forth

So do not be sad, but sprout again,

The spring has appeared, flower, you branches,

with a harvest of fruit, not misery.

Let us all clap our hands and let us say, 'He has arisen,

the One who grants resurrection to the fallen.'"

-Romanos the Melodist, 6th century hymn


P.S. Some of you may know my Easter Vigil practice of sharing an ancient sermon during that service. This year, I'll be preaching a great one from Romanos, whose poetry I share a bit of above.

Bishop Chris' Sermon on Sunday

Good Friday Prayer Vigil Sign-Up

Prayer Vigil: Our annual tradition is to hold a prayer vigil to continue our prayers from the Good Friday service up to the start of the Easter Vigil. We seek to have a presence of prayer AT THE CHURCH and we ask you to consider giving some of your time in this busy season and even through the overnight hours to pray for one hour or more. Those that are out of town or otherwise not able to get to church are welcome to join us in prayer, and we are asking for you to also sign up. A prayer guide will be provided for those who wish to use it. Please use the following link to sign up for slots:  or contact Brad Johnson ( for help or more information.

Holy Week Schedule for March 24-31

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 24. We will worship together at both the 8 and 10:15am. Maundy Thursday, when we remember the Last Supper, will be at 7pm on March 28. Good Friday worship will be at noon and 7pm. We will begin our Easter celebrations with the Great Vigil of Easter as the sun goes down at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 30. We will have one joyful worship service at 10:15am on Easter Sunday. We will have an Easter egg hunt for the children immediately following the Easter service Sunday morning.

Livestream Link Change

The web page for our live stream services has changed. If you previously bookmarked the old page, please update your bookmark to this link. If you get to the live stream page via links on the church web site or by the link in the “starting soon” email notice, you are ok. They will take you to the right place.  

To register to get email notifications of upcoming live stream events, send a note to Provide your name and the email address you want registered. 

Coates Elementary School

Weekend Food Bags

Please bring donations of individual items or packed gallon bags by Sunday, April 7 for our next delivery. We have a special need for lunches and dinners that will fit in the one gallon bag. Questions about what to donate? Contact Sally Eckard ( or Bea Long ( 

This Week At Epiphany

Epiphany Calendar

Mar. 22 - Mar. 31

Friday, March 22

8:30am Men's Ministry in Library and via Zoom

9:00am Morning Prayer

Saturday, March 23

9:00am Band of Brothers

Sunday, March 24


8:00am Worship with Holy Communion

10:15am Worship (Youtube livestream)

Monday, March 25

9:00am Morning Prayer

Tuesday, March 26

9:00am Morning Prayer

Wednesday, March 27

12:00 Simple Eucharist

6:00pm Crossover Rehearsal

Thursday, March 28


9:00am Morning Prayer

7:00pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

Friday, March 29


9:00am Morning Prayer

Noon: Good Friday Worship Service

7:00pm Good Friday Worship Service

Saturday, March 30

7:30pm Great Vigil of Easter

Sunday, March 31


10:15am Worship (Youtube livestream)

11:30 Easter Egg Hunt

If you have an Epiphany event to add to the calendar, please contact Jimmy Crawford at

Church of the Epiphany | 3863 Centerview Drive | 703-481-8601


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