An Invitation to Lent at Christ Church

Wednesdays During Lent – Lenten Preaching Series

Join us Wednesdays during Lent for Noonday Prayers and a sermon. Services will be held in the Church from noon until 12:30 p.m. This year’s preachers are:

Feb.  26 – The Rev. James P. Adams, Rector, Christ Church
March 4 – The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western N.C. (retired)
March 11 – The Rev. Kathy Walker, Missioner for Black Ministries for the Diocese of N.C.
March 18 – The Rev. Jose McLoughlin, Seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western N.C.
March 25 – The Rev. John Rohrs, Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, Va.
April 1 – The Rev. Imogen Rhodenhiser, Rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, N.C.

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study led by The Rev. Mary Davila

During Lent, the Wednesday Women’s Group will use Lenten resources published by The Society of St. John Evangelist and Virginia Theological Seminary. This group meets in All Saints’ Room 128 from 9:45 a.m. until 11 a.m. Participants will want to “opt in” to the online resources, so please contact Mary – mdavila@ccral.org – for more information. This new series begins Feb. 26.

NEW! Daily Lenten Devotional Emails

Beginning Ash Wednesday, you will receive a daily devotional email from Christ Church. These messages have been written by Christ Church parishioners, staff members and clergy. Check your inbox on Tuesday mornings and journey with us as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. If you’re not on our email list but would like to receive these messages, visit http://bit.ly/CCEmailList.

March 1-2: Visiting Labyrinth at Christ Church

March 1 and 2, Christ Church will have a visiting canvas walking labyrinth. The labyrinth is a walking meditation. It is a tool that enables us, in the midst of the busyness of life, to be still and focus on our thoughts and feelings. Labyrinths can be found all over the world in cathedrals and church yards and have been used by Christians for hundreds of years as a means of meditation and experience of the Divine Presence. Hours – Sunday, March 1, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Monday, March 2, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Lent & Holy Week To Go

Throughout Lent and into Holy Week, there will be a resource table in the Commons with reading materials and activities for families and individuals. We will offer take-home and travel materials for all ages, as we walk towards the cross throughout Lent and during Holy Week.  

Special Services & Holy Week

Every Tuesday – Holy Eucharist | 8:05 a.m.

Make Tuesday morning Holy Eucharist part of your Lenten practice. This brief service of Holy Eucharist includes a homily and is a wonderful way to start your day!

April 1, 2020 – Journey to Holy Week Service for Children & Families | 5:30 p.m.*

Please join us on Wednesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. for our Journey to Holy Week service. This service invites children to follow in Jesus’ footsteps through the final days of his life. We’ll begin with the celebration of Palm Sunday, which will even include a live donkey! Then we will move to the events of Holy Thursday, taking part in the ritual of foot-washing and remembering the last meal that Jesus shared with his friends. We will remember the final day of Jesus’ life with prayers and song and the service will end with the promise of Easter resurrection. This will be a 45-minute service.

April 5, 2020Palm Sunday – Holy Eucharist | 8, 9*, & 11 a.m.* & 5 p.m.

April 6 – Holy Monday – Holy Eucharist | noon | Chapel

April 7Holy Tuesday – Holy Eucharist | noon | Chapel

April 8Holy Wednesday – Holy Eucharist with Music | noon | Church

April 9Maundy Thursday – Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar | 7 p.m.* | Church

April 10Good Friday – Good Friday Liturgy | noon & 7 p.m. | Church

April 11Holy Saturday – The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter | 7:45 p.m. | Church

April 12Easter Day – Festive Eucharist of Easter | 8, 9* & 11 a.m.* | 8 a.m. in the North Courtyard

* Childcare provided