Lent 2016

Christians are called to use the season of Lent as a time for introspection, self examination, repentance and preparation for Easter. Lent spans 40 weekdays beginning on Ash Wednesday and concludes during Holy Week with Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), Good Friday, and the Saturday before Easter. This sacred time is equal only to the Season of Advent in importance in the Christian year.


Lent has traditionally been marked by penitential prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. According to the Book of Common Prayer, Ash Wednesday and the other weekdays of Lent and of Holy Week (except March 25 the Feast of the Annunciation) are observed by special acts of discipline and self-denial. Some individuals observe Lent with a rigid schedule of fasting on certain days, or they may give up certain food such as; meat, alcohol, or sweets. Others focus on deeds by helping those in need or special charitable giving.


During Lent, it is especially appropriate to observe abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of the season. It is also quite appropriate to fast on Ash Wednesday. Fasting means either not eating at all, but staying hydrated by drinking water or juice, or by eating only one full meal and two lesser meals that together would not add up to another full meal.


“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.” From the Liturgy for Ash Wednesday BCP 1979

 

Sunday:  8:00 am Rite I

            10:00 Sunday School
            10:15 am Rite II
Tuesday:  7:00 am
Wednesday:  9:30 am
Thursday:
  5:45 pm

Friday:  9:30 am


 

Monday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


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World Mission Sunday:
  
   Food for the poor guest
    
February 7
     8:00 am Holy Eucharist
     10:00 am Sunday School
     10:15 am Holy Eucharist


Adult Bible Study:
 
    Led by J. VanDuyn
     Feb 7 @ 9:15 am
     Feb 14 @ 9:15 am
     Feb 28 @ 9:15 am

Vestry Meeting
:
     Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday:
     February 10
    
7:00 am Holy Eucharist
     9:30 am Holy Eucharist
     12:00 pm Penitential Order
     6:00 pm Simple Supper
     7:00 pm Holy Eucharist
    

First Sunday of Lent:

     February 14
     8:00 am Holy Eucharist
     10:00 am Sunday School
     10:15 am Holy Eucharist

Monday Holy Eucharist:
     Feb 15 @ 9:30 am
     Feb 22 @ 9:30 am
     Feb 29 @ 9:30 am

Adult Bible Study:
     Led by Fr. Mike    
     Feb 17
@ 10:15 am

 
    Feb 24 @ 10:15 am

Ember Day Holy Eucharist:

     Feb 17 @ 9:30 am
     Feb 19 @ 9:30 am
     Feb 20 @ 9:30 am


Lenten Program
     February 17
     6:00 pm Simple Supper
     6:45 pm Lenten Service

     February 24
     6:00 pm Simple Supper
     6:45 pm Lenten Service

Second Sunday of Lent:
     February 21
    
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
     10:00 am Sunday School
     10:15 am Holy Eucharist

Rector's Forum:
     Feb 21 @ 9:15 am

Choir Practice:
     Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm
     Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm

Interfaith Food Pantry Team:
     Feb 23 @ 12:45 pm

Everything You Every Wanted to Know About the Church:
     Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm