Lent is a season of forty days, not including Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at Easter vigil. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lenten, which means “spring.” The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter. Historically, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time for penance by all Christians.
Easter & Holy Week
Passion/Palm Sunday – April 2, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
At 10:00 a.m., all student Sunday School classes through 6th grade and our Hibben Preschool guests will meet in the sanctuary to rehearse for the procession of palms. Following the procession, they will offer two songs, then be seated with their parents for the remainder of the 10:30 service.
Holy Thursday – April 6, 2023
6:15 p.m. Holy Communion ~ Stripping of the Altar, followed by a shared meal. Click HERE to sign up for the meal.
Good Friday – April 7, 2023
10-noon ~ Sanctuary open for prayer
11-3 ~ Prayer Labyrinth in the CLLC
Easter Sunday Worship – April 9, 2023
CANCELED: 6:45 a.m. Sunrise Service at the beach – Sullivan’s Island, Station 21
8:30 a.m. Easter Worship (Sanctuary)
10:30 a.m. Easter Worship (Sanctuary)
We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior at our regularly scheduled Traditional services.
Advent marks the beginning of the church year. It begins with the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. Advent comes from the Latin word, adventus, meaning “coming.” It is a season to prepare for the coming of Christ in various meanings: the promised coming of the Messiah to the Jews, the coming of Jesus being born in Bethlehem, the promised return of the risen Christ in final victory, and the continual coming of Christ into the lives and hearts of believers.
Advent is part of the cycle of seasons that includes Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, all related in some fashion to the coming of Jesus. That cycle is followed by Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the long Pentecost season.
Advent Worship – Sunday, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24
Worship at 10:30 in the Sanctuary
Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023
Make plans to join us for one of our beautiful services. Our family service will be outside with glow-stick candles.
10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. Family Service
7:30 p.m. Candlelight in the Sanctuary