Welcome to The
EPiscopal Mission of Franklin NH
Begun in 2019, The Episcopal Mission of Franklin is a thriving new church plant of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire.
Located at and drawing on the legacy and best gifts of historic St. Jude's Church in downtown Franklin, we are a group of disciples following Jesus together as we serve the community.
Holy Week and Easter
Soon we will enter into the holiest week of the year. The in-person services of Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday will be held in the Sanctuary at 11:30am with masks and distancing as well as on Facebook Live. Tenebre, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil at 5:00pm will be online only and will be held on Facebook Live on the Episcopal Mission of Franklin’s Facebook page.
April 10, 11:30am
In-person and Online
On Palm Sunday, we mark Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. We will celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms with the Gospel reading, prayers, and blessing of our branches in the Prayer Garden. Then you are invited to process into the Sanctuary as we sing “All Glory Laud and Honor”
April 13, 5:00pm
Tenebrae invites us to explore the mysteries of Holy Week through the psalms and candlelight. Light a candle in your own home to pray along.
April 14, 5:00pm
On Maundy Thursday, Jesus gathers together for a final meal with his friends and washes their feet to show them how to love one another. For this service of hymns and prayers, you will need a bowl of water and a small towel for hand washing and we will conclude with a stripping of the church and home altars.
April 15, 5:00pm
On Good Friday, Jesus dies on the Cross. In memory of this day, we will read the passion according to St. John, pray the Solemn Collects for the Church and the world, and hear the 22nd Psalm chanted.
April 16, 5:00pm
In the Easter Vigil, hear the story of God’s saving work of Love throughout human history told by voices from the Episcopal Mission of Franklin, GraceEpiscopal Church in Concord, the Digital Mission of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, and as we kindle the first fire of Easter. We will begin the service in the dark with the light of one candle or lamp in each one of our homes as we listen to the story told in the chanted Exsultet and in our scripture readings. As we hear the Good News of Jesus’s Resurrection, we turn on all the lights and proclaim our call as Christ’s followers in the words of the Baptismal Covenant.
April 17, 11:30am
In-person and Online
Alleluia! The tomb is empty and Christ is Risen! We joyfully celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with jubilant hymns of praise and a festive Eucharist at 11:30am in the Sanctuary and streaming Live on our Facebook Page. If joining us in person, please plan to mask and physically distance.
Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent
Wednesdays beginning on March 9 at 5:30-6:30pm on Zoom
With Pastor Kate and Audrey Rose
The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This set of seven Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), the forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality.
ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Wednesday & Thursday at 9:30am
Join us for worship online to connect with God and each other. To watch the videos and pray along go to