Lent 2023

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Lent is a season of preparation and repentance leading up to Easter.  This year Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22, and continues until the Easter Vigil on the night of Saturday, April 8.
Lent is an opportunity to fast from something or give something up.  It is also a time, perhaps, to take up something new—some new spiritual practice, study, scriptural or devotional reading.  

This webpage is full of resources and information for your Lenten journey toward Easter.

As with many things in life so it is for Lent, you get out what you put in.  In this case, if you spend time this February and March making for yourself a holy Lent, spending the extra time on your spiritual journey, you will be abundantly rewarded with a joyous and festive Easter season.  The more intentional the Lent, the more meaningful and joyful your Easter will be.  Remember, Lent may be 40 days, but Easter—the season in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus—is a 50 day party!

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now  kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.
— Book of Common Prayer

Lenten Programs

Lenten Mixtape – Wednesday @ 6:30pm on Zoom – March 1 & March 15

Our Rector’s musical tastes are nothing if not eclectic! Join him on an exploration of music suitable to the season. These sessions will be held on two Wednesday evenings in March, beginning at 6:30pm, using the Compline Zoom Link. Each session will end with a Compline service. Due to the wealth of subject matter, the actual start time of Compline may be delayed from it’s regular 7:30pm time. We hope that those of you who faithfully attend Compline will join us at the earlier time and continue through to the prayer time. You’ll find the Zoom link in the Acts of the Apostles email or you sign up on Eventbrite to receive the link by email.

Playlist for Side A:

Playlist for Side B:

Adult Forums – Sunday following the 10am service – March 12, 19 & 26

Get your coffee and sweet treat and head into the Memorial Room for a time of fellowship and discussion!

March 12 – Reading & Praying the Psalms – led by Father James

March 19 – Chanting the Psalms – led by Jamie D. Wilcutts, Minister of Music

March 26 – The importance of Holy Week – led by Father James

Special Services from Ash Wednesday through Easter

Ash Wednesday Services – February 22, 2023

  • 7:30AM-8:30AM – Ashes to Go – come by the church parking lot on the way to work to receive your ashes
  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer – in person
  • 12:00PM – Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Eucharist and Ashes – in person and livestream
  • 6:30PM – Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Eucharist, Ashes, and Music – in person and livestream

Holy Week Services – April 2 through April 8, 2023

  • Sunday – April 2nd – Palm Sunday
    8:30AM – Family Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms and Passion Reading – in person
    10AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, with Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Passion Reading – in person and via livestream
  • Wednesday – April 5th – Tenebrae
    6:30PM – Tenebrae, a service of darkness and shadows – in person and via livestream
  • Thursday – April 6th – Maundy Thursday
    6:30PM – Simple supper in the Parish Hall
    7:30PM – Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, with Foot washing, and stripping of the altar – in person and via livestream
    8:30PM-9:00AM – Altar of Repose all-night vigil
  • Friday – April 7th – Good Friday
    12:00PM – Stations of the Cross and Good Friday Meditations – in person and via livestream
    6:30PM – Good Friday Liturgy with Music and Veneration of the Cross – in person and via livestream
  • Saturday – April 8th – Holy Saturday
    9:00AM – Holy Saturday Liturgy – in person and via livestream

Easter Services – April 8 and April 9, 2023

  • Saturday – April 8th
    8:00PM – The Great Vigil of Easter with lighting of the Paschal candle, renewal of Baptismal vows and the Feast of the Resurrection – in person and via livestream
  • Sunday – April 9th
    8:30AM – Family Festival Eucharist – in person
    10:00AM – Festival Eucharist, Rite 2 – in person and via livestream