The Season of Lent

Historically a time of preparation for baptism in the ancient church, Lent is a time of special devotion, a season when we are reminded of our own mortality and encouraged to seek forgiveness. It is a season of prayer, self-examination and repentance, and here at Grace, we will have several ways for people to explore their faith and deepen their connection with God.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14.

Annual Pancake Supper – Tuesday, February 25
Join us from 5:30-8 p.m. for our Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras celebration, complete with pancakes and all the fixings, beads, masks and a flurry of alleluias before they’re put away for Lent.  Purchase tickets in the Undercroft after church or at the door on Tuesday.  For more information contact Pastor Kevin Antonio.

Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, February 26
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. We will have two services of Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes at 12:00 noon and 7:30 p.m. “Ashes to Go” will also be provided at both entrances of the Silver Spring Metro Station from 7:15 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

Pretzel Sunday – Sunday, March 1
The first Sunday in Lent is “Pretzel Sunday” at Grace Church!  Pretzels have an interesting history connected with the church.  Come make your own pretzel and learn more about this history. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Undercroft there will be dough ready to form into pretzels. Parents, please accompany your children for the duration of this activity. During the service, we’ll bake the pretzels you made. Return to the Undercroft after the service to enjoy the pretzels during coffee hour. Also, be sure to pay attention during the Eucharist; we use a pretzel for our communion bread!

Categories Lent and Holy Week, Uncategorized | Tags: | Posted on February 14, 2018

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Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

The church office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, which will direct you to individual voice mail boxes for members of the church staff.

Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

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1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515