Lent at St. Martin’s

Ash Wednesday Services: Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday, February 26
7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
The Church
The first day of Lent is a special day of Holy Obligation.

Lenten Weekday Holy Eucharist
Weekdays, Feb. 27–April 9
7 a.m.
The Church
Holy Eucharist offers Parishioners a special weekday time of prayer and worship as they prepare for Lent.

Thursday Afternoon Adult Lenten Series
Passing it on
4–5 p.m.
HHCI Auditorium

Like a relay race, we receive the baton of faith from those who come before us and we pass it on to those who follow us. In this Lenten series, various members of our Clergy team will share which Saints have passed the baton of faith on to them and the key lessons they received. What is the lasting spiritual legacy? How do the Saints and those before us teach us to “Run with endurance the race God has set before us?” (Hebrews 12:1)

Feb. 27 – The Rt. Rev. Mike Hill
March 5 – The Rev. Chad T. Martin
March 12 – The Rev. Jane P. Ferguson
March 19 – The Rev. Lisa R. Neilson
March 26 – The Rev. Alex D. Graham III
April 2 – The Rev. Jonathan V. Adams

Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays, March 4–April 8 and Tuesday and Thursday, April 7 and 9
3:30–5 p.m.
Friday, April 10
1:15–2 p.m. The Church

Parishioners and guests are invited to make their own pilgrimage along the Via Dolorosa, or “Way of Sorrows,” during Lent 2020. The Stations of the Cross depict the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus and the devotion commemorating the Passion. You are invited to “walk the stations” on your own, making your own spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, while meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. For more information, contact Barbara Piana at 713-830-4116 or bpiana@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Wednesday Evening Adult Lenten Series
Reflecting on Sacrifice: A Journey to the Cross
5:15 – 6:15 p.m., Dinner
5:15–6:15 p.m., Dinner Bagby Parish Hall
5:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist The Church
6:30–7:30 p.m., Program Bagby Parish Hall

Right at the heart of the Gospel is Jesus’ sacrifice for us, the costly gift of himself. Sacrifice is something we see woven through the story of Scripture, most perfectly revealed through the Cross. It is the blueprint for love and discipleship and the work of the church. This Lent, join us as various different speakers reflect on the meaning of sacrifice in the Old Testament, the New Testament, discipleship as well as contemporary examples of the faithful.

March 4 – the Rev. Dr. Suse E. McBay
March 11 – the
Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson Jr.
March 18 – Senior Rabbi David Lyon, Congregation Beth Israel
March 25 – the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson Jr.
April 1 – Dr. David A. Peterson


Stripping of the Palms
Tuesday, March 31
1–4 p.m.
The Island

Before crosses can be made, the palm leaves must be stripped and divided. All are invited to help with this preparation.

To volunteer, please register here.

Palm Cross Making 
Wednesday, April 1
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Island

All are welcome to join members of the Altar Guild as they make palm crosses to be distributed on Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday. This annual tradition is a fun and meaningful time of fellowship and service. Please bring your scissors.

To volunteer, please register here.

Sunday of the Passion
Palm Sunday, April 5
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist
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9 and 11:15 a.m., and 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist and dramatic re-enactment
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9:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist and dramatic reading at Family Table
Bagby Parish Hall

11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist and dramatic reading at the Altar
Bagby Parish Hall

Join us as we celebrate the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday and witness Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem through a dramatic re-enactment and readings. Our Sunday of the Passion encourages participation for all members of the Parish family.

Holy Week Services

Holy Monday
April 6
7 a.m., Holy Eucharist
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Holy Tuesday
April 7
7 a.m., Holy Eucharist
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Holy Wednesday
April 8
7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist
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Noon, Holy Eucharist followed by the Sacrament of Healing (Holy Unction)
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Maundy Thursday
April 9
7 a.m., Holy Eucharist
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7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Liturgy and Stripping of the Altar, Holy Eucharist with Parish Choir
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The service concludes in the Wayside Chapel area as we gather around the Great Cross.

Good Friday
April 10
Noon, Liturgy for Good Friday with sermon and Parish Choir
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Noon, For children: Worship and activities for K–5th grade
Founders’ Hall

6 p.m., The Parish Choir presents the Good Friday requiem. Our Parish choir will present “The Crucifixion” in a beautiful and dramatic setting by John Stainer.
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