Lent and Easter Season 2021

We invite you to join our Lenten observance, which began on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and culminates with Easter Sunday on April 4. To help prepare for the season of Lent, watch a recording of the Ash Wednesday sermon by Mallory Nonnemaker, our Family Ministries Director.

During Lent

See below for ways to make prayer and reflection a part of your daily or weekly routine during Lent, including our five-part Zoom series, Pathways to Prayer.

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday

Watch our Palm Sunday recording, which includes:

  • Rev. Dorota’s gospel reflection,
  • a reading of the Passion featuring members of St. Andrew’s, and
  • the hymn “Were You There,” performed by Music Director Brandon Heishman

Maundy Thursday

April 1, 7:00 pm
Zoom Worship

Remembering Jesus’ last night with his disciples, all ages will gather online for Scripture, hymns, a modified foot (hand) washing, and prayers.

Good Friday

April 2, 7:00 pm
Zoom Worship

All ages will gather online on Good Friday to journey to the cross, remember Jesus’ death, and pray for the needs of the Church and the world.

Easter Day

April 4, 10:00 am
Outdoor Eucharist with Livestream

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! All ages will worship together in-person with Eucharist in celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. A livestream of the service will be broadcast via Zoom for those who wish to join from home. Read more about COVID protocols, registration, and parking.

Photo from inside a dark cave with rays of sunlight at entrance

Cave photo by Bruno van der Kraan on Unsplash

Seminarian Annie Jung is shown from the waist up.

Evening Zoom Series:  Pathways of Prayer

Journey with Seminarian Annie Jung into an expanded experience of prayer throughout Lent and into Eastertide.

Four Paths of Prayer will be studied: The Book of Common Prayer Path, Contemplative Path, Creative Path, and Movement Path, with focused readings provided prior to each session. Each online gathering will have a teaching component, small-group dialogue, reflection, and practical application. The Fifth Session will be focused on overall reflection and sharing of the experience of engaging within each Path.  And if you can’t make it for all sessions, no worries: the only session that builds upon previous ones is the 5th (closing) session, which reflects on any/all of prior sessions.

Sessions are every other Wednesday in Lent and Easter, from 7:30pm-8:20pm (Zoom link opens at 7:15 p.m.), followed by 8:30 p.m. Compline.

To sign up, please contact Annie Jung with your name, phone number, email and session dates you’d like to attend. Please sign up at least 10 days prior to the desired session.

  • Wednesday Feb 24, Session One: Pathway with Book of Common Prayer: Deeper look and easy-to apply instructions for using more of the BCP both in corporate and personal worship.
  • Wednesday Mar 10, Session Two: Pathway with Contemplative Prayer: Deeper journey into silence through meditative style prayer, including icons, and chanting.
  • Wednesday Mar 24, Session Three: Pathway with Creative Flow: Expanding prayer practice through visual and performing arts and talent of crafting.
  • Wednesday Apr 7, Session Four: Pathway with Movement: Embodying prayer within your own movements of daily life, labyrinths and other prayer-centered physical worship.
  • Wednesday Apr 21, Session Five: Closing Reflection: Processing the Experience of varied Prayer Paths

More Ways You Can Reflect and Redirect During Lent

During this season of prayer, self-examination, and increased intentionality, many Christians commit to a Lenten spiritual practice. Some choose to embrace this season of simplicity by giving up a particular food or drink, such as meat, dessert, or alcohol. Others take on a spiritual practice of daily prayer, whether by praying the Daily Office, taking contemplative walks, or spending some time in quiet with God each day. Still others commit to reading Scripture or journaling.

There are countless ways to intentionally journey through Lent; here are some examples from our rector, The Reverend Dorota Wright-Pruski, to help you accept God’s invitation to reflect and redirect during this season