Lent

The Lenten season has traditionally been used as an opportunity to draw nearer to God through acts of repentance, prayer, giving and study. We invite you to join us, as we journey through the wilderness, toward the cross which leads to the empty tomb.

Ash Wednesday (Feb 26 @ 7pm)

Ash Wednesday is a solemn day of prayer that begins the season of Lent. On this day we confess our sin in a litany of repentance, and we receive the sign of ashes. This ancient symbol of repentance encourages us to return to God’s mercy and forgiveness.

Mid-Week Lenten Worship (Wednesdays @ 7pm)

Each Wednesday evening in Lent we gather for a service of Holden Evening Prayer. This contemplative sung liturgy is set amidst candles and timeless readings.

Palm Sunday (April 5 @ 11am)

We begin our worship on this sacred day by waving palms and entering triumphantly into the sanctuary. Our attention quickly shifts to the story of our Lord’s passion, read dramatically and interspersed with hymns.

Passion Cantata (April 5 @ 7pm)

Our choir’s presentation of the passion story through narrative and song has become a cherished tradition. Gather in the quiet sanctuary and allow the choral melodies to prepare your heart for Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday (April 9 @ 7pm)

In this service, we begin the Great Three Days during which we participate once again in the saving power of Jesus’ passing over from death into life. We will gather in the quiet of the sanctuary to remember  our Saviour’s final earthly moments surrounded by those he loved so deeply.

Good Friday (April 10 @ 11am)

The Good Friday service continues the journey through the Three Days of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. With all God’s people we are invited to bow before the mystery of faith. On this day we gather for the annual Mahone Bay Interchurch Good Friday Service at Calvary Temple.

Stations of the Cross

Throughout the Lenten Season, we invite you to visit, contemplate, and pray through the stations of the cross. In 2018, Liturgical Artist Barbara Februar painted eight paintings to guide us through the season of Lent. These paintings are available in place of our banners in the sanctuary from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday. More details about Barbara’s work can be found by visiting: http://www.barbarafebruar.ca/

Easter Sunday (April 12 @ 11am)

On this day, we declare that neither death nor darkness has had the final word. For CHRIST IS RISEN! Through sacred scripture, joyous hymns, and the sacrament of Holy Communion, we gather to lift our voices in praise and prayer to the one who was risen on this day.