Preparing for Passion Week and Easter Day

Preparing for Passion Week and Easter Day: March 24-31. It seems like yesterday that we were entering the season of Lent by way of the cold weather and richness of Ash Wednesday. Now we find ourselves on the Fifth Sunday in Lent inching closer to the annual “holiest of weeks” when Christians worldwide journey to and beyond the cross with Our Lord. It has been powerful to experience my first Lent with St. Peter’s in a variety of ways, including worship, formation, fellowship, and service in a variety of ways to our neighbors.

Even as the church year calendar invites followers of Jesus, like you and me, to do things differently and become more mindful of a particular season like Lent, we also know that life quite easily continues as is. This year, however, through rather creative planning, it would be incredible if everyone—of all ages—committed to participate in at least two weekday offerings of Passion Week. In addition to being present for the popular days of Palm Sunday and Easter Day, join the parish family and our guests for a host of rich events on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Holy Week, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter. All offerings are appropriate for all ages and for some, childcare services will be available. Visit the schedule for more details.

Passion Week and Easter Day at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Center City Charlotte are offered to bless our souls in ways unimaginable. Daily food awaits and undoubtedly will nourish us for the Great 50 Days of Easter. I hope to share a deeper journey into Christ with you and encourage you to bring others to experience our life.

– The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector