Lent 2020

Lent is an invitation to growth and renewal. The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Recognizing the fragility of our bodies and our lives, we begin by confessing our limits and acknowledging that we are finite.

As the days lengthen across the subsequent six weeks, we begin to turn our hearts and energy toward the passion of Jesus. We grow in awareness of where God is still suffering in a broken world. But we also remember the promise of resurrection. The season allows us to begin to dream about what it might mean to be raised from death and live in newness of life. Lent invites us to “Rise, remember well the future.

Canceled until March 26: Midweek Lent Services – Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

We invite you to join us for Midweek worship through the season. Using Holden Evening Prayer,  we will gather at 7:00 pm for quiet, reflective worship. Members of Gloria Dei will reflect on how God inspires them to live in the promise of resurrected life. Our speakers include Ryan Higbea on April 1.

Canceled until March 26: Confirmation Families Meet for Lent – Wednesdays 6:20 p.m. (March 4 through April 1)

Students in grades 7-10, gather at 6:20 each Wednesday night with parents, mentors, small group leaders to watch two TPT documentaries on the Minnesota Experience: Jim Crow of the North and Out North: MNLGBTQ History. After the films, they will move upstairs to join the congregation for Holden Evening Prayer. Our evening will conclude by 7:30 p.m.

Lent Experiences for Families with Children – 5:30 p.m. on the dates below

We invite families with very young children to a few special services focused on the main actions of the season. Designed to last about 30 minutes, these services will begin at 5:30 p.m. Learn more.

  • Maundy Thursday, April 9–Following Jesus’ commandment to love each other, we wash each others’ feet.
  • Good Friday, April 10 – We gather for prayer around the cross of Jesus on the day he died.
  • Easter Vigil, April 11– We wait in anticipation as we prepare for Jesus to return to life on Easter.

Holy Week and Triduum Worship

Watch for updated Holy Week worship information.

Passion Sunday, April 5

      • 8:15 & 10:45 a.m. Passion Sunday Holy Communion
      • 9:30 a.m. Passion Parade through the Neighborhood

Maundy Thursday, April 9

      • 12:00 p.m. Traditional Liturgy
      • 5:30 p.m. Children’s Maundy Thursday Experience
      • 7:00 p.m. Community Meal and Worship

Good Friday, April 10

      • 12:00 p.m. Prayers at the Cross, site to be determined
      • 5:30 p.m. Children’s Good Friday Experience
      • 7:00 p.m. Adoration of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 11

      • 5:30 p.m. Children’s Easter Vigil Experience
      • 7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil – fire, story, bath, meal, joy

Easter Day, April 12

      • 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Festival Holy Communion