Spokane Ash Wednesday, Lent listings

By Tracy Simmons
SpokaneFAVS.com

Ash Wednesday watercolor from 1818/Wikimedia Commons

Next week marks the beginning of the Lenten season for Western churches. Traditionally the season is kicked off with pancake suppers on Shrove Tuesday (pancakes are eaten because many people refrain from the food’s main ingredients — sugar, flour and eggs — during Lent). Then, on Ash Wednesday, many Christians have ashes put on their foreheads as a reminder of their physical return to dust as they enter the 40 days of Lent. Lent is a reminder of Christ’s 40-day fast in the desert and the 40 years  the Israelites wandered in the desert.

Below are Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent listings from Spokane-area churches.

Anglican

  • 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Christ the King Anglican Church in Spokane, Ash Wednesday Service, 6 p.m., Wednesdays during Lent, Lenten Soup Supper & Compline, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m., Friday, April 6, Good Friday Service, 10:15 a.m., Sunday, April 8, Easter Sunday Service

Catholic

  • 6:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Mount St. Michael Parish in Spokane, Ash Wednesday Services, 7:30 p.m., High Mass

Episcopal

  • 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Spokane, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday Eucharist Service, 7 p.m. Celtic Ash Wednesday Eucharist, 7 p.m., Tuesdays during Lent, Evening Prayer, 7—8:30 p.m., Wednesdays during Lent, “Exploring Prayer and Practice
  • 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Spokane, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children, $10 for families, 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday Worship

Independent

  • 7 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at New Community Church in Spokane, Ash Wednesday Service, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., Sunday, April 1, Palm Sunday Service, 6 p.m., Friday, April 1, Good Friday Service

Lutheran

  • 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, Salem Lutheran Church in Spokane at Project Hope House, 2605 W Boone in Spokane, Mardi Gras in the Garden Potluck, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday candlelight service with homily and ashes
  • 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Central Lutheran Church, Ash Wednesday Service, 5:45—6:45 p.m., Thursdays, March 1 through March 22, Lenten Soup Supper, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Lenten Midweek Service, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” A Choir Cantata featuring local soloists, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, – Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m., Friday, April 6, Good Friday Service, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 7, Easter Vigil Service, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 8, Easter Resurrection Service

Methodist

Presbyterian

United Church of Christ

  • 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Westminster UCC in Spokane, Ash Wednesday Service, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Sundays during Lent, Sampler of Spiritual Practices adult forums, Feb 26, Eastern sitting meditation practice, yoga as spiritual practice, March 4, Lectio Divina for groups, March 11, Pilgrimage and Walking Meditation, March 18, Celtic prayer practices, March 25, protest and social justice as spiritual practice, April 1, your own practices, questions, ideas, possibilities, April 5, Maundy Thursday Footwashing in the pattern of the Brethren churches, April 6, Good Friday solemn service of songs and readings, April 8, 9—10 a.m. Easter breakfast, 10:30 a.m. worship

To have your listing added email tracy.simmons@religionnews.com

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