LENT at St. Martin’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church
Simple Faith: Building a Christian Life from the Ground-Up
We spent our Lenten journey at St. Martin’s exploring Simple Faith: Building a Christian Life from the Ground Up. We started at ground level and moved week by week up a little higher, moving from our basic need for God all the way up to Holy Week. Palm Sunday marks the turn toward Jerusalem on our journey with Jesus. We will process palms at both services. Also, at the 10:30 service we will meet again some of the characters we’ve encountered during Lent–Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman at the well, the man born blind, and Mary, Martha and Lazarus– in a thought provoking youth led Reader’s Theatre. We’ll see you in Church on Sunday.
The Rector’s Lenten Forum Series: Searching Issues from the Alpha Course
Our Sunday Forums during Lent have focused on the most commonly asked questions during the Alpha Course as compiled by the Alpha Team at Holy Trinity Brompton Church, London. This week we will attempt to answer the question: Does Religion do more harm than good? Sunday, 9:30-10:20am.
Holy Week Schedule
8:30: Procession of Palms begins in the Church
10:30: Procession of the Palms begins in the Sam Cook Room – Palm Sunday Reader’s Theatre presented by St. Martin’s Youth
6:30 pm: The Foot Washing, and Stripping of the Altar. Children begin downstairs, then join us for Holy Communion.
7:30pm-8:00am: Jesus asked, “Will you not stay with me for one hour?” Spend an hour or more at the Altar of Repose, following the stripping of the Altar on Maundy Thursday, through 8am on Good Friday.
Good Friday Tenebrae
6:30pm: Tenebrae, means “shadows”, and is one the ancient liturgies for Holy Week, with readings and music. Children will meet downstairs for the Stations of the Cross.
Easter Vigil with Baptism
6:30pm: The Vigil begins in the Sam Cook Room then moves to the Church for the first Eucharist of Easter.
7:00am: Easter Day Holy Communion in the Sam Cook Room
8:30am and 10:30am: Easter Day Holy Communion in the Church
9:30 and 11:30am: Easter Egg Hunt