LENT

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.

Lent in a pandemic..

We may not be able to gather for a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper or meet in person for a book study.  But, we will do our best to help you observe the season of Lent in your home.

A bag of lenten symbols, meditations and worship supplies has been made available to each household.  If you have not picked yours up yet, please contact the church office.

Sunday Morning Worship
In-Car 9:30 AM
Online anytime

Our Sunday morning worship is broadcast to car radios in the church parking lot at 9:30 AM.  More information and registration here

Stations of the Cross
online

A booklet containing The Way of the Cross can be found in your 'Lent at Home' bag. If you would like to follow along to our pre-recorded service you can access it here. Typically in Lent we would offer stations weekly.  Please feel free to use it as often as you would like.  

ERD
Lenten Meditations

Episcopal Relief & Development publishes a lenten meditation booklet each year.  The booklet is now digital, however we have printed a version for your use.  It can be found in your 'Lent at Home' bag. There

Symbols of Lent

Seven symbols of Lent can be found in your 'Lent at Home' bag.  You will also find a sheet with information about each symbol, when and how to use it.  We encourage you to talk with yourself, friends and/or family about the discussion points.  Discussion on our facebook posts are also welcome!

Living Lent

A calendar of the season of Lent with suggestions for way to incorporate 'living lent' into your daily life. This calendar is designed for children, but is useful for all ages!  The calendar is located in your 'Lent at Home' bag.

Holy Week / Easter
Palm Sunday
March 28, 2021

9:30 AM The Liturgy of the Palms. Service will be held in church yard, weather permitting, and broadcast to car radios.

The Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday begins the last week of Lent, known as Holy Week. The dual nature of the Liturgy for this Sunday is evident from the title, the Sunday of the Passion. It begins with the pomp and glory of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem with shouts of "hosanna" to our King.  These hosannas soon change to "Crucify him, crucify him," as the Passion is narrated and dramatically proclaimed.

Maundy Thursday
April 1, 2021

This service will be available online. We will not meet in person on Maundy Thursday this year. 

The Maundy Thursday liturgy recreates the events around the last Supper. At the Passover meal, Jesus institutes the Eucharist with the words: "do this in remembrance of me".   During the meal Jesus, on bended knee embraces the role of servant, washes His disciples feet and then extends the mandate: "as I have done, now you must do."  The service ends abruptly with the stripping of the altar and chancel, and the reserved sacrament of Our Lord's Body and Blood is carried and placed on the Altar of Repose.  We depart in silence reflecting on all that the Lord has done to show so great a love for us.

Good Friday
April 2, 2021

This service will be available online. We will not meet in person on Good Friday this year.

This service focuses on Jesus's passion and death, with prayers for the Church, world and with a public veneration by the faithful of the Wood of the Cross. Then we gather at the altar to receive the gift of Holy Eucharist and recall our Christian calling to be bread and peace for one another and our world.

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil
Sat, April 3, 2021

7:30 PM The Great Vigil of Easter. Service will be held in church yard, weather permitting, and broadcast to car radios.

The Great Easter Vigil is the service of all services. We remember our sacred story of God's redeeming work from the time of Creation to the Resurrection of Jesus, our Lord. We remember, we celebrate, we believe: Jesus is risen and through Baptism we share in and claim the promise of life with God, forever. This service traditionally includes the lighting of the New Fire and Christ Candle, singing of the Exultet, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and the First Celebration of Easter Eucharist.  (NOTE: The service may be modified and abbreviated this year)

Easter Sunday
April 4, 2021

9:30 AM Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist in the church yard, weather permitting, and broadcast to car radios.

Our joyous celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will include the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. 

Easter Egg Hunt
April 4, 2021

Following the 9:30 AM Easter Sunday service

An Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under will be held in the church yard on Easter Sunday, following the service. PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER your children for this when you register to attend the service.

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Dallas, PA 18612

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