Holy Week at St John’s

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Please join us for Holy Week at St. John’s

Prayer Labyrinth
Monday, March 26, 7 a.m.— 3 p.m.; Tuesday, March 27, 7 a.m. — 7 p.m.; Wednesday, March 28, 7 a.m. — 5 p.m.; Thursday, March 29, 7 a.m. — 7 p.m.; and Friday, March 30, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Walking the labyrinth has been a practice of contemplative Christians since the middle ages. St. John’s is pleased to offer the experience using our prayer labyrinth. Make this experience part of your Holy Week journey. Our outdoor labyrinth, located on the East side of the church, is available for use 24/7.

Mountain Cathedrals
Join us for any or all of our upcoming hikes:
March 30: Good Friday Tome Hill Pilgrimage. We will join together with youth and adults from Peralta-Memorial UMC for a traditional walk to the top of Tome Hill. Total distance is 8-9 miles; mostly flat with a significant 3/4-mile climb at the end. Following our hike we will enjoy brunch together at a host family’s home at the base of the hill, then ride a bus together back to the church parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at Peralta-Memorial UMC (25 Wesley Rd, Peralta NM) at 6am; bring ample water and a snack. Please RSVP early so that we can plan to have enough food for brunch.
April 1: Easter Sunrise Hike to Travertine Falls in the Sandias (roughly 1.25 miles). Join us as we are ushered into Easter morning by the beautiful stillness of the outdoors! We will meet in the east parking lot to carpool at 5:45am, and will return in plenty of time for all of our Easter worship services. Please dress in layers and bring a flashlight or headlamp, water, and a light snack if you wish.
Would you like to be added to our monthly email list, so that you can receive updates about upcoming hikes? Visit http://bit.ly/mountcath and sign up! For more info about, or to RSVP for, any of the above hikes, email Melissa at mmadara@stjohns-abq.org.

Maundy Thursday Service – Gather at the Table
Thurs., March 29, 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Worship, Communion, and a Simple Supper. No cost, and all are welcome, but an RSVP is requested. Email Pastor Melissa mmadara@stjohns-abq.org with number of those attending.

Good Friday Service Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. Join us for this reflective tenebrae service, featuring our Chancel Choir with organ and strings.

Hunt for Easter
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.— 12 p.m., Family Life Center. Games, snacks, an appearance by the bunny, and an egg hunt! Free and open to everyone!

Feel the Spirit on Holy Saturday
The 12 Easter Vigil interactive and reflective prayer stations are open to the congregation March 31 in the Sanctuary from 7:00-11:00PM. Drop in for an hour, focus your mind and soul, and get immersed in the Spirit.

Easter Sunday Services Sunday, April 1: Traditional Easter Sunday Worship at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary with choir, brass and organ. Abide Worship (contemporary) at 9:30 a.m. in Family Life Center.

Easter Sunday Lunch
Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m., Slow Roasted Turkey with All the Fixin’s Feast. No need to drive around town for Easter lunch and break the bank. Chef Tim and his crew will cook lunch for you for just $10 for adults, $5 for 12 — 17 years old, $2 for 6— 11 years old, and free for those under 6. Celebrate the empty grave! No reservation required. Bring your whole family for the best deal in town.