Wednesdays in Lent
Enter into this 40-day journey of worship, reflection, and nourishment.
Ash Wednesday, March 2
Worship | 12 noon & 7 p.m.
Christians gather on Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of the Lenten journey to Easter. Pastor Peter Marty preaches for these services of Holy Communion in the Sanctuary. On this solemn day you’ll receive, if you’d like, an ashen cross on the forehead reminding us of our mortality and sin. It’s an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness.
Lenten Wednesdays, March 9 — April 6
Worship | 12 noon-12:30 p.m.
Worship in the Sanctuary will include music, silence, a pastoral reflection, and Holy Communion. These contemplative services will center on the same themes as Wednesday evenings – Enough. What is enough? Are we enough, do we have enough?
Snack and Craft Café | 5:45-6:55 p.m.
Share in the lively spirit of community with snacks and crafts in the Library Commons. Enjoy refreshments and connect over crayons or coffee. Hands-on activities for kids. Conversation and coloring for adults.
Red Apron Crew: This crew offers the warmth of hospitality and service. Put on an apron to help serve and offer conversation to those who come. To volunteer, contact Sara Olson-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenten Adult Learning | 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
In her memoir Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist offers reflection on her life-transforming journey from frantic to meaningfully connected. She invites us to travel with her, from always seeking more and more through the realization that we are burdened by too much to the simpler, more soulful choice of enough. The five parts of the book will guide discussions on Wednesday evenings, starting March 9, 6 p.m. Led by Pastor Peter A. Pettit. Sign up online at stpaulqc.org/signups. The book is available for $20 in the St. Paul Book Corner.
Worship | 7-7:35 p.m.
A service in the Sanctuary features the beautiful Holden Evening Prayer liturgy, led by the Youth Choir. Enough is the unifying theme. What is enough? Are we enough, do we have enough? This year’s Lenten journey examines common phrases centered around “enough.” Explore the complexities of one word that conveys numerous meanings and emotions. Children encouraged to worship; childcare also available.