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Lent ImageWorship in Lent and Holy Week 2023

Ash Wednesday February 22

Remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return.
7:30–9:00 AM: “Coffee, Prayer and Ashes-to-Go” at the Augustana garden on New Hampshire Ave.
6:00 PM: Brief bilingual liturgy with a children’s message and the imposition of ashes.
7:30 PM: Worship with holy communion and imposition of ashes.*

Sundays in Lent February 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26

Weekly worship reflects the quieter, more solemn season, while still celebrating Christ’s presence among us.
10:30 AM: Worship with holy communion*
1:15 PM: Worship with holy communion (Spanish)

Midweek Evening Prayer March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

May the light of Christ make our darkness bright.
6:30 PM: “Holden Evening Prayer,” a cantor-led service.*

Holy Week

Palm/Passion Sunday April 2

Palms, procession, and passion. This service takes us from rejoicing through a dramatic reading of Jesus’ death.
9:45 AM: Blessing of the Palms, Meridian Hill Park (with St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church).
10:30 AM: Worship with holy communion.*
1:15 PM: Worship with holy communion (Spanish).

The Triduum April 68

The heart of the Christian story, of our faith, of our life, meant to flow as one worship service in three parts:

Maundy Thursday – April 6

The heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another.

5:30 PM: Dinner church and service project.
 PM: Individual anointing for forgiveness, foot washing, and remembrance of the Last Supper.
The service concludes with the stripping of the altar as we prepare for Good Friday.*

Good Friday – April 7

Pause in adoration of the Cross – Christ’s self-sacrificial gift that enables us to live.
Noon: Neighborhood “Stations of the Cross” with St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church.
7:30 PM: Tenebrae service concluding with Solemn Reproaches.*

The Vigil of Easter – April 8

Hear the stories of salvation by candlelight and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter, at last declaring: Alleluia!
7:30 PM: Worship with holy communion.*

The Resurrection of Our Lord Easter Sunday, April 9

We give thanks for the new life we have in Christ’s rising. Alleluia!
10:30 AM: Festive worship with glorious music and holy communion.*
1:15 PM: Worship with holy communion (Spanish).

*Indicates an opportunity to worship online