Lent is the season of the church year leading up to the celebration of Jesus' resurrection. The forty days preceding Easter are set aside for repentance, self-examination, fasting, and giving gifts to the poor. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, a day marked by a service of worship with the imposition of ashes. The day prior to Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday or (more commonly) Mardi Gras, is often the occasion of feasting before the long fast begins.
Observing this season together this year (like last year) is difficult. Nevertheless, Grace is pleased to offer several avenues into the season, for the community as a whole and for individuals. Below you'll find resources for the observance of the season this year.
Sundays at 9 am, join the livestream for the Christian Education series "Vices and Virtues," a series of conversations about the seven deadly sins and their opposites, the virtues, with the Rev. Susan MacLaren and Micah Latimer-Dennis. More information is available here.
This Lent also offers a chance to take a closer look at the most familiar prayer of all, the Lord’s Prayer. The 6-week study will take place over Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 pm. To participate or to learn more about the study please email Micah. You can access the leaflet here and the slideshow here
Wednesday evenings at 7:45 pm in Lent all are invited to pray compline together. See the Sunday service leaflet for the Zoom link. The brief service (ten minutes or so) is available at this website for individual and communal use.
Additional resources for Lent this year are available from the Diocese's web page.
Martin Schongauer, Michael Slaying the Dragon (1490)