Lent is a time when Christians throughout the world engage in penitence and self-sacrifice in preparation for Easter. It is 40 days long and covers 6 Sundays— beginning on Ash Wednesday and culminating on Easter in the joyous celebration of the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! We hope you will join us at St. Michael’s for one of the most central seasons of the Church year.
Ash Wednesday Service
March 6th, 6:30pm
Full Ash Wednesday service at 6:30pm, which includes the imposition of ashes.
Join us for a free soup supper at 6pm.
Lent Worship Services
Sundays at 10:00am
Each Sunday morning during Lent we will gather for worship at 10:00am. We’ll sing, hear portions of the Bible read, and receive Communion. And our Rector, Eric Snyder, will be delivering a sermon series about A New Way of Life.
Wednesdays 6:00pm, March 13 through April 17
A St. Michael’s tradition! Wednesday evenings during Lent, enjoy a simple “family meal” of soup, bread, and conversation. Stay for evening prayer at 6:30pm, which includes brief homilies from various speakers.
Our season of preparation culminates in a week of special services:
Palm Sunday (April 14), 10am. Holy Week begins with remembering the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem using palm branches and a dramatic Gospel reading. Nursery provided up to age 5.
Maundy Thursday (April 18), 7pm. We remember the Last Supper by participating in Communion and washing feet as Jesus did that night, concluding with the “stripping of the altar.
Good Friday (April 19), 7pm. We commemorate the death of Jesus Christ with a Passion Reading and prayers for the salvation of the world.
Easter Sunday (April 21) is a grand feast day! Drop-in for a free breakfast beginning at 7:45am, followed by a 10am service in which we joyfully celebrate of the resurrection of our Lord. Bring a bell to ring during the service!
Learn more about Holy Week in this article from Anglican Pastor.
During Lent we prepare for the mystery of Easter on Sundays when we gather to worship and also during the rest of the week in our homes. Here are some resources that can help you and your household—whatever it looks like—this Lenten season.
Lent: A Rookie Anglican Guide by Anglican Pastor
Holy Week: A Rookie Anglican Guide by Anglican Pastor
Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan from ChurchYear.net
Weekly Lenten Devotional Guide from Church of the Resurrection, our cathedral church
Lent, a new album from Liturgical Folk, an Anglican songwriting group
Stations of the Cross Devotional Guide for using with children of all ages