Lent & Easter at St. David’s

LLent is the 40-day season in the Church leading up to Good Friday and ending with the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. Beginning Ash Wednesday, Christians and Seekers after God examine their lives, take time for prayer and Bible study, come to church on Sundays, and invite God to help us become the best version of ourselves. Our doors are open to all, so consider yourself invited to join in Sunday worship, take in a concert or event at St. David’s, give to the poor, and prepare your heart and life for Jesus’ resurrection and the life that promises everyone.

For more information about the events and services St. David’s has to offer, please contact website@stdavidschurch.org.

What to Expect

Location

We are located at 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne PA 19087. The Church is the smaller stone building. The Chapel is the larger building on the hill.

Worship

St. David’s follows the services outlined in the Book of Common Prayer 1979. The services include Old & New Testament reading, a reading from the Gospel, a sermon and traditional communion.

Ushers to Help

Please see any of our ushers for assistance when you come into the building. There is also a greeter at the Welcome Table located near the front doors of the Narthex.

Have Kids?

All children are welcome during Church and Chapel services. Childcare is available at the 6:00pm Ash Wednesday Chapel service, and the 9:15am Chapel service on Easter, and there will be a Children’s sermon.

A few more things to note…

  • Handicapped Parking – Our facility is handicapped accessible with multiple handicapped parking spaces available. Parking attendants are available to direct you to our handicapped accessible parking spots.
  • Special Needs – For those with limited hearing, our services are t-coil enabled. Speak to an usher for more information. Our facility is also ADA compliant.
  • Quiet Room – For those who are nursing or who have unruly children, a Quiet Room is available for you in the Narthex. There is a television in the room which will be displaying the service.
  • Dressware – Parishioners of St. David’s dress in smart casual or business casual attire, but please come in what you are most comfortable wearing!

Lent & Holy Week Services

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 26th

Church: 7:00am
Chapel: 12:00pm & 6:00pm
Ashes to Go | 6:30-8:30am Wayne Train Station

Stations of the Cross
Fridays in Lent | Holy Week

Stations are Cancelled

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 5th

Live Stream: 9:15am
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Gospel in the Garden: Reading Mark’s Gospel
Wednesday, April 8th

Service Cancelled

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 9th

Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar & Holy Eucharist
Live Stream: 7:00pm
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Good Friday
Friday, April 10th

Live Stream: 12:00pm
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Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 11th

Service Cancelled

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12th

Live Stream: 9:15am
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St. David’s Lenten Devotional

As we follow along on the journey with Jesus to the cross, the season of Lent engages our hearts and minds so that we are truly ready to celebrate once we arrive at Resurrection Sunday. Lent is a time of contemplation, a time of dedication, and a time of preparation. To help prepare for the crucifixion, follow along with the 2020 St. David’s Lenten Devotional.

READ THE DEVOTIONAL

Lent & Easter Events

Living in Community: St. Benedict’s Rule of Life

Sunday, March 1st, 8th, & 15th
} 4:00pm
Center for Spiritual Growth

This three-part series will examine how a rule for monastic living written 1500 years ago can serve as a model for 21st century Christians seeking to live God-centered lives within faith communities, families, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Benedict of Nursia can instruct each of us how to incorporate the practical virtues of humility, prayer, stewardship, and, yes, obedience in ways that draw us closer to God and strengthen the communities in which we live. Join this group to experience Lent by fashioning a contemporary Rule of Life through the teachings of the father of monasticism.

Lenten Choral Evensong

Sunday, March 29th
} 5:00pm
Chapel

Evensong is a traditional Anglican choral service with beautiful canticles, psalms and anthems . There will be music of Brahms, Martin, and Reading. Come experience this peaceful meditative service—another way to open our hearts to God.

Garden of Reflection

Wednesday, April 8th-Friday, April 10th
Church

Evensong is a traditional Anglican choral service with beautiful canticles, psalms and anthems . There will be music of Brahms, Martin, and Reading. Come experience this peaceful meditative service—another way to open our hearts to God.

Easter Egg Hunt & Flowering of the Cross

NEW DATE: Saturday, April 4th
} 9:30am
Fairgrounds

Join St. David’s for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! This year’s Easter Egg Hunt will be one week earlier, on Saturday , April 4, at 9:30 AM on the fairgrounds (In case of rain in St. David’s Hall ). In addition to the Easter Story and the Hunt itself, the eggs will be shared with the children of ECS St. Barnabas Mission and other Outreach Partners. After the Hunt, please help assemble Easter Baskets for the St. David’s outreach partners! If you can help hide eggs, please contact Maria Leal at mleal@stdavidschurch.org.

Lenten Outreach at St. David’s

Help others in need this Lent! This year, St. David’s will be collecting items for three well-known ministries. Everyone’s help is appreciated.

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) IHN enables volunteers from local congregations and the broader community to provide compassion and temporary shelter for homeless families. IHN families are in need of the following items:

  • $25.00 Gift Cards to Wal-Mart or Target
  • Bus Tokens
  • Basic Household Items
  • Moving Services
  • New or Gently Used Bed Linens
  • Cooking Utensils & Sliverware
  • Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener Sheets
  • Dish Detergent
  • Bar Soap
  • Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Personal Care Products: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Deodorant, Full-Size Shampoos and Conditioners, etc.
  • Cleaning Products: Windex, Lysol Wipes, Cleanser, etc.

PURCHASE ON AMAZON

Project Ensonga makes Days for Girls reusable feminine hygiene kits to keep girls in school in Uganda, Guatemala and Cuba. This ministry is in need of the following items:

  • Jo-Ann Fabrics Gift Cards
  • Girl’s Cotton Brief Underwear (Size 12, 14, and 16)
  • Women’s Cotton Brief Underwear (Size 5, 6, and 7)
  • Cotton Wash Cloths

PURCHASE ON AMAZON

Philadelphia Cathedral Food Pantry: This outreach ministry of the Cathedral services the less fortunate people in the city of Philadelphia. They are in need of canned food items such as:

  • Tuna Fish
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly in Plastic Jars
  • Hot or Cold Cereal
  • Crackers

These items can be dropped off in the designated bin in the Narthex. Gift cards should be left with the Receptionist of given to the Rev. Maurice Dyer.

We are a church on a mission to know God in Jesus Christ and make Christ known to others.