Walking Together Through the 40 Days of Lent to the Victorious Resurrection of Easter
Just as Advent leads us to Christmas, Lent leads us to Easter. It is a time to fast, pray, and give. As we are reminded on Ash Wednesday, Lent leads us to look beyond our own mortality and into the light of Christ. At St. Peter’s, we have created opportunities that will move us a community into this season of fasting, praying, giving. Everyone is encouraged to fast or take on a new positive practice (ex. attending daily prayer) during this season. We join together in prayer through our Evening Lenten Devotional and pray daily for specific areas of our community through our 40 Days of Prayer. Through our Lenten Outreach we will collect items for a local pregnancy resource center to provide their clients with various necessities. Among these opportunities will be additional times of fellowship, prayer, and Bible study.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Tuesday, February 13th at 6p
Join us for a traditional dinner to prepare for the season of Lent… a.k.a. Fat Tuesday! Traditionally, everyone would cook to get rid of all flour and fats before beginning their Lenten fasts on Ash Wednesday. We enjoy the time of feasting before we begin our journey through Lent.
Wednesday, February 14th at 6p
Join us for the imposition of ashes during our Ash Wednesday Service – a somber reflective service where we are reminded that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. This begins the season of Lent.
The final week of Lent or Holy Week wraps our journey to Easter in the sorrow and joy of Christ crucifixion and resurrection. We begin with remembering Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem followed by his last supper with his disciples, His sentence to death, His crucifixion and burial, and finally His glorious resurrection. We invite you to join us for all or parts of this week and discover the joy of knowing God’s love.
Sunday, March 25th at 10:30a
Join us as we remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem by waving palms and processing around the church to begin our Sunday worship service. This year Canton Salvation Army will join us to kick off Holy Week!
Maundy Thursday Seder
Thursday, March 29th at 6p
Gather with us as we remember Jesus’ last supper with His disciples with a traditional Passover meal followed by the stripping of the alter and prayer vigil.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross with Interactive Stations for Children
Friday, March 30th at 6:30p
For Stations of the Cross during Lent, we will gather to walk the way of cross as a final reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for all.
The Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, March 31st at 7p
Come and celebrate Christ’s resurrection breaking the darkness with fire, great noise, and the first alleluia of Easter.
Sunday, April 1st at 10:30a
Join us to begin the Great 50 Days of Easter! Alleluia! He is Risen!