|Posted on April 16, 2019 at 10:45 AM|
Two churches on Big Pine will commemorate the climax of Jesus' ministry 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 footwashing and the Eucharist, to be held at St. Francis at 7 pm on April 18th. The next day the two churches will observe Good Friday at Lord of the Seas with a Tenebrae service at 7 pm. Both services will include anthems sung by the Lord of the Seas' choir.
The churches will come together again to hold their 17th joint Easter sunrise service on the water's edge at the end of Bogie Drive. Because the portable pews used in previous years were destroyed by hurricane Irma, 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 our only hope. After the service the churches will return to Lord of the Seas for a hearty breakfast. The public is invited.
The regular Easter Sunday services will be held at St. Francis at 9 am and 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.