Ash Wednesday Services
March 5, 12:15 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we begin our Lenten journey with the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Our mid-week Lentenvespers will center on prayer as a spiritual discipline, using the Lord's Prayer as a model (see below for each week's topics). Beginning with Ash Wednesday, each week we will consider a different petition of the Lord’s Prayer, culminating with the doxology (for the kingdom, the power….) on Easter Sunday.
Meditation for Ash Wednesday: "Our Father…"
Wednesdays in Lent
March 12,19, 26 & April 2 & 9
A time for physical nourishment and fellowship. We will begin serving at 6:30 p.m. Come and join us as you are able. Meals will be simple soup and sandwiches in keeping with the simplicity of the Lenten Season. Different ministries of the church will be sponsoring each meal.
Vespers with Meditation on the Lord’s Prayer
March 12 - "Hallowed be your name…"
March 19 - "Your Kingdom come…"
March 26 - "Your will be done…"
April 2 - "Give us today our daily bread…"
April 9 - "Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin
Holy Week Services
PALM SUNDAY, Sunday of the Passion
April 13 - All Services
We celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Each service includes the reading of the
Passion Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Meditation: "The Palm Sunday Crowd"
MAUNDY THURSDAY, “Victory before the Cross”
April 17, 7:00 p.m.
The Maundy Thursday liturgy completes the time of repentance begun on Ash Wednesday and begins THE THREE DAYS (Triduum). This service concludes with the dramatic stripping of the altar, reminiscent of Christ Jesus being stripped prior to his crucifixion. All depart in silence.
Meditation: "Save us from the time of trial…"
April 18, 12:15 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
A service of shadows (Tenebrae), lights dimmed during the service as scripture and hymns remind us of what our Lord suffered on our behalf. The Passion according to St. John is read. This service ends in darkness and silent departure by all.
Meditation: "...and deliver us from evil…"
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