The Book of Common Prayer invites us to observe Lent by “self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word” (BCP 265). To help in your observance of a “holy Lent,” Grace will provide a variety of opportunities for worship, study and fellowship.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1. There will be three identical services offered that day: 7 am, Noon, 6:30 pm. All three will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist.
Chancel Choir and Joyful Noise will present an Evensong service on Sunday, March 5, at 5 pm. This Anglican service of prayer and music will create a space for meditation and reflection and will be a great way to start your Lenten practice.
Wednesday evenings during Lent will begin with a Soup Supper in the Parish Hall at 5:15 pm. At 6 pm we will move to the Sanctuary for Holy Eucharist using the liturgy “This is Our Story. “ Grace Harmony will provide music and lead the service. After worship, the Lenten Study Series “Ending the Silence -Responding in Love” will be held in the Parish Hall. You are invited to attend the entire evening or whatever portion fits into your schedule.
There will also be a collection of seasonal devotional books available in the Commons for your daily personal devotion.
In these ways we hope you can find your own rhythm to mark these forty days of preparation.