Following the season of Epiphany we commence the season of Lent, a 40-day period of watching and waiting, a time to clear away the rubbish in our lives to make room for new life. Join us for this season as we watch, pray and wait. Lent is also a season of study and reflection. Lenten study groups are meeting on Tuesday evenings at 7.00 pm at All Saints and on Thursday mornings following the weekday service at St James Thornbury. For details see the weekly news sheet or contact Rev’d Philippa Wetherell, 0492 057 640.

Remaining services and Reflection sessions during Lent

21 March Thursday Weekday Eucharist
10.30 am at St James Thornbury (followed by Lenten study and reflection)

24 March Sixth Sunday in Lent
Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday), with procession of palms
9.15 am Sung Eucharist at St James Thornbury
11.00 am Sung Eucharist at All Saints

26 March Tuesday Final Lenten Study session
7.00 pm at All Saints

Holy Week

In Holy Week we follow, commemorate and contemplate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his last meal with his closest followers, betrayal, trial, suffering and death. On Easter Day, we share the high point of the Christian year, the joyous discovery that Jesus lives, bringing life to all. The major services for Holy Week are held by turns at St James Thornbury and All Saints Northcote. Walk with us on this sad, then uplifting and joyous journey.

28 March Maundy Thursday
With foot-washing, presenting of oils, reservation of the Sacrament for Good Friday)
7:00 pm St James Thornbury
(The usual weekday morning service will not take place during this week)

29 March Good Friday
Solemn Good Friday Liturgy, with communion from the reserved sacrament
3:00 pm All Saints Northcote
(Followed by afternoon tea with hot cross buns)

30 March Holy Saturday / Easter Eve
Easter Vigil with lighting of the Paschal Candle, renewal of Baptism vows and the First Communion of Easter
7.00 pm St James Thornbury

31 March Easter Day
Easter Service with lighting of the Paschal Candle, renewal of Baptism vows
10.30 am All Saints Northcote
(All are welcome for a shared lunch afterwards.)