Lenten Activities and Events 2024

Lenten Activities and Events 2024

An Invitation to a Holy Lent
Each year we are invited to enter into Lent by, among other things, “reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.”
There are many ways we’re going to do that this year:

Adult Bible Study

What does Scripture and tradition teach us about Jesus’ death, and what it means for our lives? Each Sunday morning during Lent, we’ll look at what happened on the cross.

Youth Formation

Our youth will explore the meaning of Lent using the StoryMakers curriculum, “Our Journey through Lent.” Workbooks will be provided on Sundays in Children’s Chapel & youth meetings.

Lenten Quiet Day

Join us on February 24 for a Lenten Quiet Day sponsored by the Daughters of the King. More details can be found at stmartininthefields.org/event/lenten-quiet-day

Becoming Beloved Community Lenten Devotional

Our SeminarianTony Kroll was one of the student editors of the Episcopal Church’s 2024 Lenten Devetional, Preparing to Become the Beloved Community

United Thank Offering Daily Devotional

This Lent, UTO invites you to reflect on the ordinary things in your life and give thanks for them. Those looking for a simple reminder to practice gratitude can sign up to receive one text message each day throughout the Lent season. Sign up at unitedthankoffering.com/lent

Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditations

Reflect on your newness in Christ as you journey through Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditations, written by Miguel Escobar, and discover new ways your faith is guiding you through the world.

Stations of the Cross

Each Friday in Lent at 7 pm, you’re invited into the church to walk the ways of the cross. Get more details and other ways to participate here.

Maundy Thursday Overnight Vigil

The overnight watch at the Altar of Repose begins at 8 pm on Thursday, March 28. Please sign up for a one hour time slot to keep watch in the chapel.

Lenten Outreach Project – Paid in Full

Join us in abolishing medical debt for families across the country!

Among Jesus’ last words on the cross were “It is finished.” That word Jesus spoke, tetelestai, means “paid in full.”

We worship a God who died on a cross to forgive us, and that same God calls us to forgive seventy times seven (in other words, too many times to count!).

Your generous support can make a significant impact in eradicating medical debt through RIP Medical Debt. Each dollar you contribute holds the potential to eliminate $100 of medical debt, leading to life-changing transformations and renewed hope.

So as part of your Lenten practice this year, join with us as we ease the burden of medical debt of our brothers, sisters, and siblings, and create a lasting, meaningful change!

Click here to donate: ripmedicaldebt.org/campaign/paid-in-full-campaign

Please be assured that every donation made through this platform will be exclusively allocated to relieving the medical debt accessible to RIP Medical Debt.

Lent Madness

This is Lent on the lighter side. A saintly smackdown that you can participate in! Read more and enjoy!

 

Holy Week Schedule – March 24-31

Palm Sunday – 8:30 & 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday – 7 pm; Overnight Vigil begins at 8 pm. Please sign up for a one hour time slot to keep watch in the chapel.

Good Friday Retreat – 12 – 3 pm: Join with us during the Great Three Hours, as we reflect on the last words of Jesus Christ from the cross. We’ll have a series of short reflections followed by times of silence and meditation. You’re welcome to come and go as you are able

Good Friday – 7 pm 

Holy Saturday – 12 pm

Easter Vigil Sunday Sunrise – 6:45 am 

Easter Sunday – 8:30 & 10:30 am

Easter Sunday: Photos & Flowering of the Cross

Easter Sunday: Photos & Flowering of the Cross

All are welcome!

Please join us on Easter Sunday, April 4, as we celebrate Jesus’ birth! Festivities will take place on the front lawn, in front of the sanctuary, starting at 9:30 am before the Drive-in Worship Service

Family Photos

If you would like an Easter family photo, please use the form below to RSVP. Photos will be taken under a decorated arbor on the front lawn and will be emailed to you later that day or early in the week.

Please park in our parking lot by 9:30 am and wait in your car. We will text you when it is your turn for a photo. Please wear masks until you are instructed to take them off. 

Flowering of the Cross

After taking pictures, please proceed to the cross on the lawn. Sunday school teachers will greet children with flowers which they can then place on the cross! 

See you Easter morning!