Sunday 8:30 am Eucharist
Sunday 9:30 am Scripture Study
Sunday 10:30 am Choral Eucharist
Wednesdays in Lent 10 am Morning Prayer
85 Greenway South
Forest Hills, Queens, NY 11375
(718) 268-6021
Office Hours Tue-Fri 9am-2pm

Holy Week 2019

Dear Friends,

When you seek God, in your commitment to follow Jesus Christ, then the gifts each of us have are tuned to extend a word of comfort to those who are bruised and weary.  Then, too, morning by morning, we can listen more closely and not turn away.  For God comes to our aid such that the assaults of the world do not touch the soul and put our faith to shame.  Yes, our trust in God has us sensing the light.  Even when we walk in darkness, we lean on God (Read Isaiah 50:3-7,10). 

The services of Holy Week and Easter are our thank offering to this God who hears us and becomes our salvation.  And more, each liturgy is a step in a procession of celebration for all the world to see.  Each day’s worship carries the light of Christ to people sore in need of hearing and knowing that God is good and merciful, not just in story and song but for them, for you and for me, forever. (Read Psalm 118:19-20).

This is why the Church must shout that the heavens are not too high, the earth not too low.  And you, as beloved member of Christ’s Body, are invited this most holy season to take your place.  For you, your heart must bear the longest part.  In voicing Christ’s harmony of love, you help let all the world in every corner sing (Enjoy this Choir Anthem on Easter Day).

Faithfully yours,

The Reverend Thomas F. Reese, Rector

Holy Week Calendar

Sunday of The Passion, April 14—8:30 and 10:30am Liturgy of the Palms and Procession. The Passion Gospel and Holy Eucharist. Our Lenten Offering is gathered for Queens Community House.

Holy Monday through Holy Wednesday—10:00am The Holy Eucharist is celebrated in the chapel. Appointments for spiritual counsel or Reconciliation of a Penitent can be scheduled with the Rector.

Maundy Thursday, April 18—6:45pm Community Supper in the parish hall. Please make reservations. 

8:00pm The Holy Eucharist recalls The Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.

Good Friday, April 19—12Noon An Ecumenical Service hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills 

(7035 112th St. Forest Hills)

8:00pm Saint Luke’s Church offers A Way of The Cross, which combines readings from Saint John’s Passion with psalms and hymns.  

Easter Eve, April 208:00 pm The Great Vigil of Easter: Bring bells to ring during the Gloria. Celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter and participate in the Church's most ancient celebration of Christ's New Life (and bring a party food to share).

Easter Day, April 21—8:30 and 10:30am Children bring their Easter Baskets for a special blessing. At 10:30am, the Festive Choral Celebration of the Holy Eucharist is followed by our Easter Reception (please sign-up with your festive food contributions) and Children's Egg Hunt. 

Sacred Music and Sermon Titles for Holy Week and Easter.

The Sunday of the Passion—April 14 at 10:30am

Prelude – The Royal Banners Forward Go (Prelude and Fugue) – Healey Willan

Ride on! Ride on in Majesty – Wagner, arr. by H.A. Norris

Hosanna to the Son of David T.L de Victoria

Anthem – Behold, the Lamb of God (from Messiah) – G. F. Handel

Sermon: What Now?

Communion Music – O Sacred Head, Once Wounded – J. S. Bach

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord – Spiritual

Maundy Thursday— April 18 at 8:00pm

Prelude – Verset de Procession sur l’Adoro Te– Leon Boellmann

Anthem – Jesus, Sun of Life, my Splendor – G. F. Handel

Anthem at the Foot Washing – Ubi Caritas – Ola Gjeilo

Sermon: May I Help You?

At Communion – O Sacred Head, Once Wounded – J. S. Bach

 The Great Vigil of EasterSaturday April 20 at 8:00pm

The Easter Proclamation (The Exsultet)

Canticle 8, The Song of Moses – Tonus Peregrinus

Psalm – 136 – Plainsong

The Easter Alleluia

Sermon: Bees Do It

At Communion – Final Chorale from Cantata 129 – J. S. Bach

Postlude – Final (excerpt) from Sixth Organ Symphonie – Charles Marie Widor

Sunday of the ResurrectionEaster Day April 21 at 10:30am

Prelude for Organ and Trombone Marceau Symphonie – Alexandre Guilmant

Anthem - Easter Anthem - William Billings

Anthem – Alleluia – J. Michael Haydn

Offertory Anthem – Let All The World In Every Corner Sing – R. Vaughan Williams

Sanctus/Benedictus – Richard Proulx

Sermon: The Cadbury Bunny

At Communion – Magdalen, Cease from Sobs and Sighs – Arr., Peter Hurford

Final Chorale from Cantata 129 – J. S. Bach

Postlude Toccata in F from the Fifth Organ Symphony – Charles Marie Widor

Outdoor Eucharist

The Very Reverend Thomas F. Reese, Rector

Meet Your Neighbor: Father Tom Reese

This Week

The Bellringer




Rainbow Triangle

We Are

Community Outreach

Bake Sale
Blessing of animals
Food Drive
Church Exterior

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Forest Hills
honored for their work in homelessness

Love All, Heal All, Help Ever, Hurt Never 

Open door always
for all people.



8:30am Eucharist

Scripture Study
Every Sunday
9:30am to 10:10am
in the parish hall.

10:30am Choral Eucharist

Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing

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