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. This is season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.

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 editating 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.  (from the Book of Common Prayer, page 263-264)

Grace Episcopal Church offers many opportunities to observe a Holy Lent and celebrate Easter. All are welcome to be a part of our worship services and special events:

Lent:

  • Wed., Feb. 22 – Noon & 6:30 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
  • Sat., Feb. 25 – 9 a.m. – Lenten Quiet Day
  • Tuesdays in Lent – 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
  • Wednesdays in Lent – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday evenings in Lent – 6 p.m. – Holy Eucharist & Soup Supper Study
  • Sundays in Lent – 8 and 10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Holy Week (April 1-7):

  • Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 1 – 8 and 10 a.m. – Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
  • Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 5 – 7 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Eucharist
  • Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 5 – 8:15 p.m. – Prayer Watch begins
  • Good Friday – Friday, April 6 – 6:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer (Prayer Watch ends)
  • Good Friday – Friday, April 6 – 11:30 a.m. – Stations of the Cross
  • Good Friday – Friday, April 6 – Noon – Good Friday Liturgy
  • Good Friday – Friday, April 6 – 4:30 p.m. – Stations of the Cross for children
  • Good Friday – Friday, April 6 – 7 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
  • Holy Saturday – Saturday, April 7 – 9:30 a.m. – Holy Saturday Liturgy

Easter:

  • Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 7 – 7:31 p.m. – The Great Vigil of Easter
  • Easter Day – Sunday, April 8 – 8 and 10 a.m. – Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
 

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