Preparing for the Easter Season

Posted by Anna Johnson on Feb 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

“Easter is the high point of the Church Year,” writes Lee Maxwell in The Altar Guild Manual. “No preparation is too elaborate, and no observance is too jubilant” (p. 83).

During the fifty days of the Easter season, the Church rejoices in the resurrected Lord and the new life He brings. This season includes three great feasts that we celebrate: the Feast of the Resurrection, the Feast of the Ascension, and the Feast of Pentecost. Here is an overview of these three feasts and some suggestions for preparing your sanctuary for them.

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Preparing for the Lenten Season

Posted by Anna Johnson on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

From Ash Wednesday to midweek Lenten services to Holy Week, the church office and altar guild have many preparations and duties in the coming weeks and months. Here are some things to keep on your radar so you can make sure they run smoothly throughout the Lenten season.

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Tags: Lent, Holy Week, Altar Guild