LENT 2014

LENT 2014


I invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. (BCP, page 264)


Ash Wednesday, March 5 – Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist

7:00 am; 12:05 pm; 5:30 pm

Nursery Provided at 12:05 and 5:30


Wednesdays in Lent:  March 12 – April 9

Preaching Series at 12:05 with Luncheon to follow

Holy Eucharist at 5:30 with Supper to follow

Teaching Series at 6:30  by the noonday preacher (special series for children and for youth)


March 12 – The Rev. Henry Hudson

Rector of Trinity Church, New Orleans


March 19 – The Rev. Lee Shafer

Rector of Grace Church, Anniston


March 26 – The Rev. Michael Wright

Rector of Grace Church, Charleston


April 2 -The Rt. Rev. Morris Thompson

Bishop of New Orleans


April 9 – The Rev. Marshall Craver

Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Church, Mobile



Holy Week: April 13-18

Daily Word and Sacrament Offerings


The Great Vigil of Easter – April 19 at 7:30 pm


The Day of Easter – April 20

The Holy Eucharist – 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am

Children’s Procession at 9:00

Our Episcopal Faith – A Sunday morning class taught by the Rector

March 9 – May 4, 9:15 – 10:15 am


Lenten Meditation booklets available in print or electronically





Outreach Grants

St. John’s now begins its annual Outreach Grants process, researching and awarding $110,000 in grants to numerous ministries doing Christ’s work in the world. If you know of a ministry you would like considered please contact us so that we may send them an application. We give thanks for a number of years of service by Stephanie Norrell who completes her term as Chair of the Outreach Grants Committee and we welcome the new Chair, Charlie Harris. And special thanks to the generosity of the parish to allow us to devote such a significant amount to outreach.


Adult Inquirers’ Class Led by the Rector – Sundays in Lent

If you are an adult and would like to be confirmed by the Bishop on May 11, or if you just would like a refresher course in the faith, development, and teachings  of the Episcopal Church, an Inquirers’ Class will be held during the Sunday School hour on the Sundays in Lent, beginning March 9. This course covers all matters of things Episcopal with attention to what distinguishes the Episcopal Church from other denominations, personal prayer and stewardship, Holy Scriptures, Church History, the Sacraments, the Liturgical Church Year, symbols, and the Book of Common Prayer. Presentations will be made each week with dialogue and questions encouraged. We will meet in the Library.


Ash Wednesday – March 5

Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist – 7:00 am, 12:05 pm, 5:30 pm

If you aren’t at St. John’s for one of these services, make sure you find an Episcopal Church wherever you are and attend.