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St. Francis in the Keys

Anglican Worship in a Tropical Setting

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Joint Holy Week Services

Posted on April 9, 2022 at 9:15 AM

Two churches on Big Pine will commemorate the climax of Jesus' ministry together during Holy Week. St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church and Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church will join to celebrate the 3 days that created the Christian movement. On Maundy Thursday, they will remember the Last Supper with a service that includes the Eucharist and the stripping of the altar, to be held at Lord of the Seas at 7 pm on April 14th. The service will include an anthem sung by the choir. The next day the two churches will observe Good Friday at St. Francis with a service at noon that will include the Stations of the Cross.

 

The churches will come together again to hold their 20th joint Easter sunrise service on the water's edge at the end of Bogie Drive. Worshipers are asked to bring their own chairs. The service will begin at 6:45 am and the sun will rise over the water behind the altar during the service. Once again the choir will sing a special anthem and the Rev. Chris Todd will preach on the uniqueness of Jesus' resurrection and its impact on our life. After the service the churches will return to Lord of the Seas for a hearty breakfast. The public is invited.

 

A combined Easter Sunday service of both congregations will be held at Lord of the Seas at 10:30 am.

 

Lord of the Seas is at 1250 Key Deer Blvd, 1 mile from the stoplight on Big Pine Key, just up from the softball field and is the tallest church on Big Pine. St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church is located at 1600 Key Deer Blvd, a mile and a half from the stoplight. It's the church with the red doors in the woods, just south of Watson Blvd. For more information check either of the the churches' websites or Facebook pages. The Rev. Todd's sermons can be found at preacherofthenight.blogspot.com

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