The Season of Lent
In the season of Lent, we enter into the forty-day fast that Jesus undertook in the wilderness. Through this dedicated period of self-examination, we allow God to further shape us into the image of Jesus. We also align our hearts with the suffering of Jesus as we move ever closer toward Holy Week and the event of the crucifixion.
The season begins with Ash Wednesday, in which we receive the imposition of ashes and are reminded we are but dust and to dust we shall return. During this season, we observe chosen forms of fasting, prayer, and service or charity for forty days but break the fast on Sundays, which are considered feast days of celebration throughout the church year.
Holy Week with Handel:
Meditations on the Messiah
March 29-31 | 7:00 PM
The Anglican Parish of Christ Church is pleased to present three unique evenings of learning, prayer and worship during Holy Week.
Join us virtually on Zoom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week at 7:00 PM.
Email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Monday | March 29
Isaiah 53: An Upside-down Life
The Messiah (Act 2): Behold the Lamb | He Was Despised | Surely | And With His Stripes | All We Like Sheep
Themes of retributive justice will be explored with guest Paul Berg.
Tuesday | March 30
Psalm 22: The Mirror of the Soul
The Messiah (Act 2): All They That See Him | He Trusted in God | Thy Rebuke | Behold and See
Themes of God’s love for God’s people will be explored.
Wednesday | March 31
Psalm 24: Seeing the Glory Ahead
The Messiah: Lift Up Your Heads
Themes of procession and preparation for The Triduum will be explored.
Bass-baritone, Nathan Berg, will take part in our discussion and perform Thou Art Gone Up on High.
Holy Week at Christ Church: Online and in the Garden
Maundy Thursday | April 1 | 7:00 PM
Online service via live stream, featuring Dr. Alison Hurlburt, preacher
Good Friday | April 2 | 1:00 PM
Online service via live stream, featuring Dr. Douglas Harink, preacher
Holy Saturday | April 3 | 7:00 PM
Prayers in the Garden and lighting of the new outdoor fire.
All are welcome. Social distancing and masks required.
Easter Sunday | April 4 | 10:00 AM
Online service via live stream, featuring Rev. Sue Oliver, preacher