Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting... 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.
Lent begins with
sh Wednesday, February 26. There are three services scheduled:
7:00 am - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Stop in to Church before work or school to begin Lent with this quiet, reflective service. The Rev. Cheryl Minor will preach.
4:30 pm - Children's Service with the Imposition of Ashes
We will push all the chairs out of the way up in the Choir and gather on the floor for a Godly Play story called "The Mystery of Easter" told by our Co-Rector, the Rev. Cheryl Minor. Cheryl will demonstrate how ashes are made and talk about their meaning. The imposition of ashes will follow. Everyone will go home with "Lent in a Bag" - a bag filled with activities for families to do at home throughout the season of Lent to help them prepare to come close to the Mystery of Easter.
7:00 pm - Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes
This service will include music and the Rev. Cheryl V. Minor will preach.
Watch "The Mystery of Easter" (the Godly Play story mentioned above) below.