Lent Worship Schedule

Ash Wednesday (February 22) at 12pm and 7pm
Stations of the Cross (March 22) at 7pm
Palm Sunday (April 2) at 10:30am
Maundy Thursday (April 6) at 7pm
Good Friday (April 7) at 7pm
Easter Sunday (April 9) at 10:30am

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord – as we pray, as we meditate on Scripture, as we serve by giving to those in need, and as we practice discipline through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of the heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We also recall the waters of holy baptism in which we were baptized into Christ’s death and now share in His life. Lent is a reflective season to turn back to God – as He turns to us in love, grace, and forgiveness.

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, February 22 at 12pm & 7pm
We will mark the start of Lent with a liturgy with Holy Eucharist and the imposition of the ashes. The Ash Wednesday service focuses on repentance and forgiveness. The liturgy will serve as a reminder that we are mortal and that we must repent. The pastor will impose ashes on your forehead saying, remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Stations of the Cross    Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm
The Stations of the Cross have been part of Christian devotion and worship during Lent and Holy Week for many centuries. It originated when early Christians visited Jerusalem and wanted to retrace the footsteps of our Lord. The current form allows people to engage with the path of suffering walked by Jesus using art and music as we gather to pray, sing, and meditate on His passion.

Palm Sunday Sunday, April 2 at 10:30am
On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On that day in our Liturgy we will observe the Procession of the Palms – holding palm branches in our hands and processing into the church we are reminded of the crowds that welcomed Jesus 2,000 years ago. This day marks the start of Holy Week as we recall Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Maundy Thursday   April 6 at 7pm
Maundy Thursday commemorates the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper and Christ’s washing of the disciples’ feet. Maundy comes from the Latin word  mandatum, meaning commandment. Our Maundy Thursday service also includes the reception of our First Communion children as they receive the Holy Communion for the first time.

Good Friday        April 7 at 7pm
On Good Friday, we recall the crucifixion of our Lord. The liturgy is marked by moments of silence and darkness as we meditate what Jesus endured. The service concludes in darkness and all depart in silence.

Easter Sunday     April 9 at 10:30am
On Easter Sunday, we recall and celebrate the triumphant Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! Easter Sunday then kicks off a period of 50 days traditionally known as Eastertide—ending with Pentecost Sunday.