Lent at St. David’s

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday
and runs 40 days (plus Sundays) until Easter Sunday.

Lent is a season of reflection and preparation for the death and resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ.
Below, find some resources to understand and accept the invitation into the season of Lent. Then, scroll down to see how you can engage in practices of prayer, fasting, giving, and self-examination.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Ash Wednesday is the first day in the season of Lent, 46 days before Easter Sunday. On this day, we remember that we came from God and will return to God, saying, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We reflect on the fleeting nature of life, remember how precious each day is, and comfort in the trust that God is with us from beginning to end and beyond.

All are welcome to Join St. David’s in prayer and worship

6:30am Ashes-to-Go at Wayne train station
7:00am Church
12:00pm Chapel
6:00pm Chapel & Livestream

Lenten Devotional

Each year, St. David’s members, clergy, and staff write daily reflections on scripture, combined with prayer, for your personal reflection during the season of Lent. This year’s devotional is now available in hard copy. You may pick one up in the Chapel Narthex or in the Church or you may view and download the full booklet using the link at right. New this year, the devotional has been audio-recorded and will be available on our new podcast, Cross Connections. Scroll down to learn more.

Cross Connections Podcast

This Lent we are launching our new podcast, Cross Connections. Finding our connection points and the turns in our lives and faith journeys together. Our first season will feature daily Lenten Devotions by the members, clergy, and staff of St. David’s. If you’re new to podcasts, this is a great way to get started. You can listen to the daily Lenten devotions while you exercise, on your drive to work, while you cook dinner, or listen with your household over a meal! Most of the reflections were recorded by the person who wrote it, adding another personal touch to each devotion.

Listen now to our teaser episode below and subscribe, like, or follow wherever you listen to podcasts. Just use the “where to listen” links at https://anchor.fm/cross-connections. If a podcasting app isn’t right for you just yet, you can also visit this page or stdavidschurch.org/crossconnections to find the audio each day.
First full episode launches on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

What is Lent?

This video by Busted Halo explains Lent in only three minutes, using simple terms and fun graphics. Share with your kids and your friends!

The Baptism / Lent Connection

Find out why Lent is a traditional time for Baptismal preparation, and be invited into reflection on baptism during this Lenten season.

Lent Events

Giving to Others

2023 Lenten Outreach Drive

 Ash Wednesday, February 22 – Palm Sunday, April 2

This Lent, St. David’s Outreach commission is working with three partner organizations to distribute laundry and toiletry supplies. A collection for the following items will be held throughout Lent. Donations may be left in labeled bins in the Chapel Narthex.

  • laundry detergent PODS
  • dryer sheets
  • lotion (travel size)
  • toothpaste (travel size)
  • toothbrushes (travel size)
  • shampoo (travel size)
  • conditioner (travel size)
  • hand sanitizers (travel size)
  • combs and/or brushes
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • razors
  • make-up pouches
  • underwear (all sizes)
  • tank tops (all sizes)
  • socks (all sizes)
  • tampons and menstrual pads
  • diapers (baby and adult sizes)

For Families

Maundy Thursday for Families

Thursday, April 6 | 6:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt & Flowering the Cross

Saturday, April 8 | 9:00am