Lent at St. Martin’s

Shrove Tuesday Annual Family Dinner And Fireworks

Tuesday, March 1
5-7:30 p.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

All Parishioners are invited to attend this family gathering that includes a traditional pancake dinner along with red beans and rice, live entertainment, children’s activities, and more. Fireworks are on tap after the dinner.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and $30 for families (parents with children age 15 and under).

Ash Wednesday Services
Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday, March 2
7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
The Church

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7 p.m. Riverway
Parish Life Center

The first day of Lent is a special day of Holy Obligation.

Lenten Quiet Day
“Psalms for Living”

Saturday, March 5
9 a.m.-noon

During Lenten Quiet Day, St. Martin’s Clergy will be taking this categorization and providing meditations on Psalms for the suffering, for the thankful and for the guilty. The Rev. Dr. Suse McBay, Ph.D., the Rev. Alex Graham III and the Rev. Sharron Cox will each supply a 15-20-minute meditation on one or more Psalms followed by a 20-minute silent time for reflection, prayer or sitting in one of St. Martin’s many gardens.

Registration is recommended so that enough coffee and breakfast pastries will be available. Please dress comfortably and bring a Bible and journal. Come and be present to God as you begin your Holy Lent.

Sponsored by St. Martin’s chapter of OSL Healing Community

For more information, contact the Rev. Sharron Cox at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-830-4131.

Lenten Wednesday Holy Eucharist

Wednesdays through April 6
7 a.m. and noon
Christ Chapel

Wednesdays through April 6
5:30 p.m.
The Church

Holy Eucharist offers Parishioners a special weekday time of prayer and worship as they prepare for Lent.

The Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays, March 9-April 13
4:30-5:30 p.m.
The Church

Parishioners and guests may make their own pilgrimage along the Via Dolorosa, or “Way of Sorrows,” during Lent 2022. 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.

Wednesday Evening Adult Lenten Series
“Encounters on the Road”

5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist in The Church
6 p.m. Dinner in Bagby Parish Hall ($10.50 for entrée and two sides; $9/lb. for salad bar)
6:30 Program in Bagby Parish Hall

The series, Encounters on the Road, will follow Jesus’ interactions with different people on the road to the cross as found in Luke’s Gospel. What do these encounters teach us about our relationship with Jesus today?

March 9: “Seder Meal” – Rabbi David Lyon – Seder meal costs $20

March 16: “Jesus and Judas” – Luke 22:39-53 – The Rev. Dr. Suse E. McBay, Ph.D.

March 23: “Jesus, Simon of Cyrene and the “Daughters of Jerusalem” – Luke 23:26-31 – The Rev. Dr. Chad T. Martin

March 30: “Jesus and Pilate and Barabbas” – Luke 23:1-25 – The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

April 6: “Jesus and The End of The Road” – Luke 23:32-49 – The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

Thursday Afternoon Adult Lenten Series
“Desert Island Devotions”

4-5 p.m.
Chapel Reception Hall

You are stranded on a desert island. You have a Bible, a notebook and a pen. Food and supplies are not an issue. You are allowed one album, one book and one other item to take with you in order to fuel and feed your relationship with God. What would you take? In this series, each of our Clear will share their answers of what they would take to help them and why. Come along and hear their stories!

March 3: The Rev. Alex D. Graham III

March 10: The Rev. Jane P. Ferguson

March 17: The Rev. R. Wesley Arning

March 24: The Rev. Dr. Suse E. McBay, Ph.D.

March 31: The Rev. Sharron L. Cox

April 7: The Rev. Lisa R. Neilson

The Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd

The Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd, Guest Preacher

Sunday, March 20
8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Church

Theology for Life
“A Converted Life: Mind”

Sunday, March 20
10:15 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

The Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd is the Principal of Wycliffe Hall since his appointment in 2013. He was formerly the chaplain at The Queen’s College, at the University of Oxford, and the Chaplain and Director of Studies in Theology at Christ’s College at Cambridge University. Dr. Lloyd has taught theology and doctrine at the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and St Paul’s Theological Centre, London. He has published the popular book, “Café Theology,” and has a particular interest in the doctrine of evil, the problem of pain. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Durham University, graduating in 1983 with first-class honors as a member of St John’s College. He also holds a master’s degree from Cambridge University and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Parish Dinner and Film Screening of “The Search for the Last Supper” by Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Friday, March 25
5:30-8 p.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts Presentation, Discussion and Book Signing: Building Bridges of Faith

Saturday, March 26
3-5 p.m.
Chapel Reception Hall

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Guest Preacher: In Search of the Kingdom of God

Sunday, March 27
9 and 11:15 a.m.
The Church

All Adults Sunday with Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts: Reconciling the Jesus of History with the Christ of Faith

Sunday, March 27
10:15 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

Stripping of the Palms

Tuesday, April 5
1-4 p.m.
Student Life Center

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

Palm Cross Making

Wednesday, April 6
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Student Life Center

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.

For more information, contact Barbara Piana at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-830-4116.