Lenten Schedule and Resources

Ash Wednesday
March 5, 2014

The Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
7:30 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. /7:30 p.m. (Choral Eucharist)

Healing Service
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

The Laying on of Hands and Anointment with Holy Communion

Theological/Spiritual Reflection

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Saturday, March 8 & 22
Join us for prayer and reflection on our individual spiritual journeys.

LOVELife – Living the Gospel of Love

Sign up for a free subscription to this Lenten series, receive daily videos via email, answer the questions and pray on the topics of Revelation, Invitation, Participation, Collaboration and Vocation. Visit www.ssje.org/lovelife for more information.

Faith –Film–Food
Sat. March 15th 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Come enjoy the film and have a discussion over soup.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – A group of pensioners who don’t know each other, independently decide to move to India to live more inexpensively. The brochure they relied on for their living space does not reflect the reality of the hotel. Trapped with some difficult personalities and a completely different culture far from life as they’ve known it – now what? Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson. Why this film?: What criteria do we use to make life-altering decisions? What do we do If it all goes terribly wrong?

Season of Lent Calendar 2014The Season of Lent Calendar

Experience the Lenten season in full color with this all new poster featuring the beautiful artwork of Roger Hutchison and inspirational daily reflections by beloved author and spiritual director, Mary C. Earle. Pick up a copy on the Information Table

 Lenten Meditations Booklet – 2014

Lenten Meditations 2014

Daily Meditations offered by international leaders – lay and ordained. Sponsored by Episcopal Relief & Development, the meditations draw from scriptures and other sources of spiritual wisdom. Pick up a copy on the Information Table.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday April 13

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

3 days of quiet preparation with our Lord, Monday thru Wednesday, April 14-16

Monday, April 14- 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, April 15- 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross – pray and follow the path of Jesus at stations depicting his final days.

Wednesday, April 16- 12:30 p.m. Healing Service and Holy

Wednesday, April 16- 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae – a service of darkness & light, prayer, scripture and music where candles are gradually extinguished, leaving the single Christ candle
representing the hope of Easter. This beautiful service features the men of the SsAM Adult Choir.

The Triduum Sacrum – 3 sacred days commemorating the final meal, betrayal and arrest, trial, execution and burial of Jesus

Thursday, April 17- Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) – Join us in a communal potluck meal at 6 PM followed at 7:00 p.m. by a Choral Eucharist, foot washing and the
stripping of the Altar which is an expression of the abandonment of Christ by his followers.

Thursday – Friday, April 17-18 – The Gethsemane Watch – Join us for a time for prayer and waiting. Sign up for an hour or more between the end of the Maundy Thursday service and 11 a.m. on Friday.

Friday, April 18- 12:00 noon Good Friday – a service of solemn collects, veneration of the cross, and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.

Friday, April 18 3:15 A Modern Day Stations of the Cross – journey through the streets of Wilmington as we remember Jesus’ last days and modern painful realities. Begin outside Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist at 501 Washington St., sing and pray as we stop outside several churches, pause at Rodney Square and finish our remembrance at SsAM for prayer.

Saturday, April 19 – Holy Saturday – a day of waiting, wondering and prayer.1:00-3:00 p.m. A time of Reconciliation, Forgiveness, Healing, and Confession. Sign up for a time to see the Rector.

Easter Day – Sunday, April 20
Christ is Risen!

Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m.
Festival Choral Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.