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.
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 265)

Ash Wednesday 2013Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day season (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter.

Grace Episcopal Church offers many opportunities to observe a Holy Lent. Here is a listing of events and services for all ages:

(Click this link to download a printable brochure: Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2013 )


Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 13 / Noon & 7 p.m.
Mark the beginning of Lent with Holy Eucharist and the imposition of ashes.

Lenten Quiet Day
Saturday, Feb. 16 / 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Men and women are encouraged to participate in this sacred activity led by the Rev. Helen Ludbrook. Delicious homemade soups are served at 12:30 p.m.

Lenten Soup Supper & Study
Wednesdays in Lent, Feb. 20 – March 27

  • Supper at 6 p.m.
  • Study at 6:30 p.m.
  • Worship with healing at 7:30 p.m.

Feed your body and your spirit as we take a video journey of the Holy Land to deepen our understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus. Each evening begins with a simple soup supper, followed by our program, and concluding with a contemplative evening worship. Unction will also be offered to anyone who wishes to receive anointing with oil or the laying on of hands. Unction is the rite by which God’s grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind and body. (Please note: Our Service of Tanebrae replaces our Evening Worship and Unction on March 27.) Click here to learn more about this program.

High School Lenten Program
Sundays, Feb. 17 – March 24 / 9:45 a.m.
High School students are invited to join friends for coffee and morning snacks and to reflect on our faith. The program will overlap with our 10 a.m. worship service — we’ll join our families in time for communion.

Church School Classes
Sundays, Feb. 17 – March 24 / 9:45 a.m.
Our youngest members and friends (pre-K through 8th grade) will hear stories and work on special projects to help them better understand and appreciate the season of Lent. The classes overlap with our 10 a.m. worship service — we’ll join our families in time for communion.

Worship Services in Lent

  • Lenten Evensong
    Sunday, March 3 / 5 p.m.
    Join the choirs of Grace Church for this beautiful candlelight service.
  • Holy Eucharist
    Every Sunday at 8 & 10 a.m.
    Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Morning Prayer
    Every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Holy Week

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 24 / 8 & 10 a.m.
Our Holy Week journey begins with a Blessing of the Palms, reading of the Passion and Holy Eucharist.

Holy Eucharist
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week / 9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist is offered each morning in the Bethlehem Chapel, on the lower level of our church.

Service of Tenebrae
Wednesday, March 27 / 7:30 p.m.
Join us following our final Soup Supper & Study for this traditional candlelight service.

Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, March 28 / 7 p.m.
This Choral Eucharist includes a foot washing and stripping of the altar. Our overnight Prayer Watch begins following the service.

Good Friday Events:
Friday, March 29

  • Morning Prayer / 6:30 a.m.
  • Stations of the Cross / 11:30 a.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross / Noon
  • Stations of the Cross for Children / 4:30 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross / 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday Liturgy
Saturday, March 30 / 9 a.m.
Our service marks a period of waiting, as Jesus was laid in his tomb.


The Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, March 30 / 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life. This is a service of Light, Lessons, Baptisms and Holy Eucharist.
* Please note: incense will be used in this service.

Festival Eucharist
Sunday, March 31 / 8 a.m.
Celebrate Easter with Holy Eucharist and hymns at this worship service.

Choral Eucharist
Sunday, March 31 / 10 a.m.
The Easter celebration continues with Holy Eucharist, featuring Grace’s choir and brass musicians. Be sure to bring the kids for a special children’s sermon during the service and our annual Easter Egg Hunt following the service.

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