Lent & Holy Week 2016
Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 . Services at
Palm Sunday, April 9
Tenebrae, April 12
Maundy Thursday, April 13
Vigil in the Chapel Garden, April 13-14
Good Friday, April 14
Stations of the Cross noon: beginning at
1st Friends Church, ending at St. Andrew's
Good Friday Service 7pm
Easter Sunday, April 16
Lent is our journey toward Jerusalem with Jesus
Lent is the season that leads up to the most holy and sacred time of the Christian year. We walk with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem and the Cross. His Resurrection from death on the cross brings us eternal life.. Lent leads us through the desert to the cross, and from the cross to Easter.
From ancient times, Christians have prepared for Easter with a season of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. These spiritual disciplines help us to turn away from self-indulgence and move toward God and God's other children. Fasting as a practice today includes all acts by which we give up some of our self-absorption; this can prepare us for prayer. Prayer as a practice today includes all our conversation with God, in silence or aloud. Almsgiving includes all works of mercy; Jesus is asking that we give freely of ourselves to God's other children..
Rising to the Challenge
Lent is like a spiritual workout session. We set goals for ourselves that help us to rise to the challenge of living as disciples of Christ. As we go about our work of almsgiving, fasting and prayer, we are sharing in Jesus Christ's mission of bringing about the Kingdom of God on earth.
Special Services of Lent and Holy Week
The season is marked with special services and liturgies, beginning with Ash Wednesday and concluding with on Easter morning. The liturgies are listed here. As Lent unfolds, click the link provided to learn more about the services.