Lenten Services

Thursday Ecumenical Soup Suppers take place at Bethlehem Lutheran at 6 p.m. (See schedule below.) TOTH provides the soup, bread, and choral music on March 30.

Wednesday, February 22
Ash Wednesday
7 am: Holy Eucharist, Chapel
12:30 pm: Holy Eucharist, Sanctuary
7 pm: Choral Eucharist, Sanctuary  Live Stream on the Internet
Sunday, April 2
Palm Sunday
8 am: Holy Eucharist, Liturgy of the Palms, and Passion according to St. Luke
10:30 am: Choral Eucharist, Liturgy of the Psalms, Procession, and Passion according to St. Luke Live Stream on the Internet
Thursday, April 6
Maundy Thursday
7 pm: Choral Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar, and Procession to the Altar of Repose, Sanctuary
8:30 pm – 6:30 am: Maundy Thursday Vigil, Chapel
Friday, April 7
Good Friday
7 am: Good Friday Liturgy with Communion, Chapel
12:30 om: Stations of the Cross with Communion, Sanctuary
7 pm: Good Friday Choral Holy Communion and Passion according to St. John, Sanctuary Download bulletin
Live Stream on the Internet
Saturday, April 8
Holy Saturday
7 pm: The Great Vigil of Easter with baptism, Sanctuary (incense will be used)
Download bulletin
Live Stream on the Internet
Sunday, April 9
Easter Sunday
8 am: Holy Eucharist (no incense)
10:30 am: Choral Eucharist  (no incense, brass accompaniment)
Live Stream on the Internet

Soup Suppers and Worship on Thursday Evenings at Bethlehem Lutheran Church


Liturgical Christians, such as Episcopalians, follow the church calendar of Holy Days and Seasons. That’s why the dates on the liturgical calendars change colors, and why we have different colors at different times of the year.

These changes of seasons reflect the life of the church as it follows the life of the Messiah from anticipation of his birth to his ascension and the birth of the church at Pentecost.

In many ways, our own cycle of life follows that of the church. If we attend the Holy Days and Seasons of the Church, we provide a model for our personal growth through the trials, tribulations, glories and celebrations of our lives: from birth to life to growth and beyond.

If you do not attend church regularly, I urge you to consider adopting a regimen this church year of attending the first days of the church seasons.

For the upcoming season of Lent, I’d ask that you attend Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday of Lent. Then for Holy Week, I ask you to attend Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday before Easter Sunday.

I believe this will provide an anchor for your personal growth this year. Thank you for your consideration.

Father Raymond