Lent 2023

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday services at noon in the St. Peter Chapel and 7 p.m. in the Nave.

We have a number of Lenten faith formation and learning opportunities being offered this year:

  • Lenten Paths: We will be offering Lenten paths for kids, teens, and adults this year! We also have Lenten Calendars from Interfaith Partners For the Chesapeake.
  • Lent Trivia Cards: We be providing our Sunday School families with a set of trivia cards packed with questions about Lent!
  • Lenten Devotional Books: We have ordered copies of Water and Spirit from Augsburg Fortress. This devotional begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday.
  • Mindfulness Group: Our exploration of Christian Mindfulness will take place on the five Wednesdays of March (March 1,8,15, 22, and 29) for one hour starting at 1:00 o’clock in the St. Peter Chapel. You can register on the sign-up sheet in Nolt Auditorium or by emailing me at rymsir@aol.com. If you haven’t registered, come anyway. Just bring your interest and a desire to come closer to God with these prayer practices.
  • Neighborhood Cleanup: Our neighborhood could use some TLC! Would anyone like to make a Lenten commitment to walking a block or two after church, or during the week, praying for our neighborhood and neighbors and just picking up trash and recyclables “that the wind has blown in?” 
  • A Time for Discovery: Primarily for those new to Grace or interested in refreshing some of the Christian Basics, I will be teaching this class at the usual Adult Education and Formation hour at 9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings in the Nolt Auditorium.