Lent- Easter Season

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The Season of Lent

The Season of Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday to the days of Holy Week and into the Feast of Easter.  In 2018, we begin with Ash Wednesday on February 14th and celebrate Easter on April 1st.  In between, we are engaged in a faith journey that finds focus in reflection, repentance, and re-formation.  This is a season, when you are invited to examine your life and make changes that will draw you closer to God, all within the context of prayer.

Ash Wednesday, February 14th

The Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist are celebrated at 6 pm at St. John Bosco, Millville.  Some of our members have been involved in Ashes-to-Go, a contemporary effort to carry the message of repentance and new life out of the church and into the community.

Lenten Meditations 2018 (Episcopal Relief & Development).

These booklets of daily reflections for the season of Lent are set in the context of international service.  Free Lenten Meditations booklets are available at church.  Find our more about Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD).

Lent is a season of study and reflection

The Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Tuesdays,11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Feb 20, and Mar 6, 13, 20; at St Andrew's Bridgeton.  The book for discussion is Ian McEwan's The Children Act (Anchor reprint, 2015).  Guests and friends are welcome to join the group.

Lent is a season of study and reflection

The Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Tuesdays,11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Feb 20, and Mar 6, 13, 20; at St John Bosco, Millville.  The book for discussion is Ian McEwan's The Children Act (Anchor reprint, 2015).

Guests and friends are welcome to join the group.

Lenten Wednesday Evenings

Lenten Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, are a time of worship, study, and fellowship.  The Wednesday evening schedule:

6pm  Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at St. John Bosco, Millville

followed by Covered Dish Supper in the Hall.  You are encouraged to bring a healthy dish to serve 4-6 people.  No meat and no sweets, please, to honor with the Lenten discipline of fasting.

Study...

Come, Follow Me: A Lenten Series focused on Mark 1:16-20

Feb 21       The Appearance of Christ at Our Side

Feb 28       The Cost of Discipleship, Imagined and Real

March 7     Casting Our Nets

March 14   Letting Go of Our Old Nets for New

March 21   Following, Immediately

 

Palm Sunday ~ Holy Week ~ Easter Day service schedule

 

Worship services this week begin with the Palm Sunday liturgy...

 

Palm Sunday, Mar 25, 10 am  Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist at St John Bosco, Millville

 

Then,

 

Wednesday in Holy Week, Mar 28, 6pm ~ Tenebrae "Service of Shadows"

at the Chapel, St. John Bosco, Millville

The name Tenebrae (the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows") has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastsic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evening.  Through Scripture reading and silence and the gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the church, we enter the intensity of the Liturgy of this Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday, Mar 29 6 pm  Foot-Washing, Holy Eucharist, & Stripping of the Altar at St John Bosco Church, Millville

Good Friday, Mar 30, 12 noon Liturgy of the Day at St. Andrew’s, Bridgeton, & 6 pm Liturgy of the Day at St John Bosco, Millville

Easter Eve, Mar 31, 7:30 pm  Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter at St John Bosco, Millville

 

Easter Day, Apr 1, 10 am  Holy Eucharist at St John Bosco, Millville