Lent begins on February 17, 2021 on Ash Wednesday, and marks the 40 day journey toward Easter.
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be available beginning at 8:00 AM, and will be broadcast at 7:00 PM
On Ash Wednesday, we as followers of Jesus are invited into a holy lent with the following words.
Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.
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. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.
Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior.
The Shape of Lent at St. Peter's
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, we begin the Lenten Season in the wilderness, worshipping from home, and keeping a safe distance until in-person worship is safe and practical for our congregation.
Our Lenten Journey begins with Ash Wednesday, February 17.
We will have liturgies at Noon (Simple spoken service on Facebook and Youtube) and 7:00 PM (Livestreamed on Facebook and Youtube).
Sundays in Lent
Rector's Forum at 9:00 AM, on Zoom as we continue in a season of Racial Reconciliation and Healing.
This work is part of an effort in our common life together in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, as we seek to live into Resolution 7 our annual convention.
We will be reading Debby Irving's Waking Up White and Finding myself in the Story of Race.
At 9:30 AM Our children gather for Sunday School on Zoom. Check our Children's Minsitry Page for updates.
At 10:00 AM, we gather online for worship.
At 11:00 AM, we gather for fellowship at Coffee Hour on Zoom.
At 7:00 PM, we will gather for Stations of the Cross on Zoom.
Wednesdays in Lent
We continue with Noonday Healing Prayer
At 7:00 PM on Wendnesdays, we will gather for "Living Well through Lent: Listening with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind."
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