2022 Ash Wednesday services with Holy Eucharist will be held at the Chapel of the Cross at 7:30 AM, 12:00 noon and 7:00 PM. A shorter service for children and families (with an Imposition of Ashes but no Communion) will be held at 4:00 PM in the chapel. This virtual service was filmed in 2020 and 2021.
Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras) is another name for Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally, the rich fats in the larder – butter and oil – are enjoyed before a season of more simple foods. You can join us for pancakes (and butter and syrup!) at the Chapel of the Cross on March 1 by registering here. You can also rewatch our 2021 movie, If You Give a Priest a Pancake and learn more about the Lenten Season that begins on Ash Wednesday (March 2). The Chapel of the Cross website has a complete list of programs and services that will be offered as we prepare for Easter.
As we hope for snow or worry about freezing rain, Melinda Van Niel reminds us that Jesus is with us in all kinds of weather. In this Children’s Chapel from June 2021, Melinda tells the story of Jesus calming the storm and Boykin and Greg sing Keep on the Sunnyside.
Christmas is bigger than just one day. It lasts from Christmas all the way to the Epiphany on January 6. The altar cloths are white on Christmas days.
This time last year, parishioners came together to create a virtual pageant. In 2021, we gathered in the UNC Forest Theatre to spread Joy to the World. We have found ways to be together when we’re apart, when we’re masked, when we’re worried, when we’re weary, when we’re hopeful and when we’re merry. Our prayers and songs meet at the cradle and the cross, again and again.
Today, we learn about St. Francis with church school teacher Sarah Deitz.
What is the church? Who are the people who make the church a place for prayer and praise?
What does it look like to welcome little children? What does it mean to welcome Jesus?