Lent and Holy Week 2024

Lenten devotional book study

“A Book of Hours” by Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton was the most popular proponent of the Christian contemplative tradition in the twentieth century. Now, for the first time, some of his most lyrical and prayerful writings have been arranged into A Book of Hours, a rich resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of “praying the hours.”Editor Kathleen Deignan mined Merton’s voluminous writings, arranging prayers for Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark for each of the days of the week. A Book of Hours allows for a slice of monastic contemplation in the midst of hectic modern life, with psalms, prayers, readings, and reflections.

The book study will be led by Reverend Ria beginning at 9 am Sunday, February 18 and continuing each Sunday in Lent.  The book study meets in the Narthex.

Holy week

Sunday, March 24 – Palm Sunday, 8 am and 10 am.
Tuesday, March 26 – Tenebrae service at 7 pm. Led by Dianne Burlew. Experience the solemnity of Holy Week as candles are gradually extinguished during this reflective service, symbolizing the approaching darkness of Jesus’ crucifixion. An opportunity for spiritual reflection and contemplation.
Thursday, March 28 – Maundy Thursday, 6 pm. Experience the solemnity and significance of Maundy Thursday with us. Join our service in the parish hall. Following the 6 pm service, we will gather for a potluck dinner. Sign-up is required to participate in this meaningful evening of worship and fellowship. Don’t miss this opportunity to observe Maundy Thursday and share in a communal meal together.
Friday, March 29 – Good Friday, beginning at 3 pm. On Good Friday, we gather to reflect on the solemnity of Christ’s sacrifice. Join us for a poignant service as we commemorate this holy day. Together, let us contemplate the profound significance of Jesus’ journey to the cross. All are welcome to join us in this meaningful observance.
Sunday, March 31 – Easter Sunday services. Join us for a joyous celebration of Easter Sunday with three uplifting services to choose from! Whether you prefer the early morning serenity of 8 am, the mid-morning warmth of 9:30 am, or the late morning jubilation of 11:30 am, there’s a service time that suits you. Come and experience the resurrection joy as we gather to worship, praise, and rejoice in the hope of new life.