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.
A Service of Lenten Meditation will be held each Wednesday during Lent at 12:00 noon in the Chapel.
Ash Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m.
This service on the first day of Lent includes the traditional imposition of ashes, as a sign of our own mortality and our confession sin before God within the community of faith.
Passion/Palm Sunday – April 5, 2019
8:15 & 10:30 a.m. (combined 10:30 worship services)
Hibben’s annual Easter egg hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. on the playgrounds or in the CLLC, depending on weather.
At 10:00 a.m., all Faith Formation 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.
Fellowship Dinner at 11:45 a.m. in the CLLC
Mid-Day Lenten Meditation
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. Noon in the Chapel
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service – April 9, 2019
7 p.m. Holy Communion ~ Stripping of the Altar
Easter Sunday Worship – April 12, 2019
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service at the Citadel Beach House, 4700 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms
8:15 a.m. Traditional Morning Worship (Sanctuary)
10:30 a.m. Traditional Morning Worship (Sanctuary)
10:30 a.m. The Well
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. 1, 8, 15, 22
Worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary and The Well)
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 2019
As we light the final candle in the Advent wreath, the Christ candle, our series concludes with “Embracing God in the Valley.”
Make plans to join us for one of our beautiful services. Traditional candlelight Christmas Eve services are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. There is a nursery available for the later. Our family nativity service is at 5:30 p.m. with a children’s live nativity (no preparation needed) and candlelight.
4:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion
5:30 p.m. Family Nativity Service–Presented by all children in attendance
7:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion (Nursery Provided)