Good Shepherd Easter Worship

           Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville welcomes everyone living or visiting in our local communities to worship services and activities during Easter Week.

           Good Shepherd is located at 495 Herbert Hills Drive in Hayesville, NC. Many opportunities exist for worship and fellowship during Easter Week.

           Scheduled events include:

Sunday, March 25th:  
        8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I with Liturgy of the Palms;
        10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II with Liturgy of the Palms and Children’s Church. 
        Worshippers are invited to bring their palm leaf to the Parish Hall following worship
        to learn how to make their own palm cross.
Monday, March 26th: 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Tuesday, March 27th: 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer; 7:00 p.m. Soaking Prayer
Wednesday, March 28th: 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Thursday, March 29th, Maundy Thursday: 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing.
        Overnight watch begins at the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday service
        and continues until Stations of the Cross on Good Friday
Friday, March 30th, Good Friday:
         7:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross;
         12:00 p.m. Good Friday Service
Saturday, March 31st, Holy Saturday:
        9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer;
        7:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
Sunday, April 1st, Easter Day:
        8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite 1;
        10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

Easter events continue with a special Easter Cantata on Saturday, April 7th. The Chancel Choir will perform "What Love Is This?" The musical work is a moving worship experience for choir and congregation alike as it walks through the last days of Christ's earthly life, from the jubilant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and the difficult days of rejection and crucifixion, to the triumphant resurrection of Easter Sunday.

The fullest spectrum of music is represented in this dramatic 35-minute work from composers Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Brad Nix, Marty Parks, and Larry Shackley. A single speaker weaves the narrative between anthems ranging from celebratory to contemplative. The church will be collecting donations at the performance for The H.A.V.E.N. Children's Advocacy Center.

For more information please visit the church’s web site at or call 828-389-3397.