Lent at Grace Episcopal Church Martinez


Preparing for Lent

On Tuesday, February 13 (the evening before Ash Wednesday) all are invited to our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We will have pancakes, eggs, and sausage.  There is no cost. 

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, which is February 14 (that’s right, Valentine’s Day!) this year.

Here is the Grace Martinez Lent schedule of activities:
Ash Wednesday:

10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Litany of Penitence and distribution of ashes

Ashes to Go in downtown Martinez at noon (beginning at the corner near the courthouse).
Sundays during Lent:
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist II
9 a.m. Pancake breakfast
10 a.m. Choral Eucharist
Wednesdays during Lent:
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist followed by Lenten Bible Study: The Good Book Club
March 25, Palm Sunday
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist II
9 a.m. Corned Beef Hash Breakfast
10 a.m. Choral Eucharist
March 29, Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Soup supper, Foot Washing, followed by Stripping of the Altar;
Overnight Vigil in the Sanctuary following the service (hourly shifts by sign-up)
March 30, Good Friday:
12 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
7 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy
March 31, Holy Saturday
10 a.m. Holy Saturday Liturgy
8 p.m. Easter Vigil with the Exsultet and The Lighting of the Paschal Candle
April 1, Happy Easter!
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist II
10 a.m. Choral Eucharist and Egg Hunt


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