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Lenten Services and Events at St Mary’s

March 1st - April 21st 2019

Pre Lent

Friday March 1st at 10.30 World Day of Prayer service and reception

Ash Wednesday March 6th

12.00 Ash Wednesday prayer and imposition of ashes
19.30 Lenten Study Series begins

Lenten Sermon Series

Sundays at St Mary’s: Stewardship – or – Who Exactly is in Charge?

  • We will explore the Stewardship themes of Time, Talent, and Treasure, and consider what these have to do with living our lives to the best of our ability.

All-Age Services during Lent/Easter

  • Sunday, March 10th, 1st Sunday of Lent
  • Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday

Lenten Study Series

  • ‘Unsung Heroes of Faith’ – Stories of everyday people you may never have heard about, how every day faith changed the world, and encouragement for our everyday faith.
  • People such as: Auguste Escoffier (Chef), Joseph Mohr (author of Silent Night), Chief Seathl (for whom the city of Seattle is named), Queen Emma (of Hawaii), and Mary Jackson (NASA engineer).
  • In conjunction with the Scots Church (Schiedamsesingel 2, Rotterdam)
  • Four sessions at 19.30 every other Wednesday during Lent:
    • 6 March at the Scots Church;
    • 20 March at St Mary’s;
    • 3 April at the Scots Church;
    • 17 April at St Mary’s.

Holy Week

  • Palm Sunday service, April 14th at 10.30;
  • Maundy Thursday service & Stripping of theAltar, April 18th at 19.30;
  • Good Friday, April 19th: 12.00 and 19.30.

Easter Sunday

April 21st at 10.30: Easter Celebratory Eucharist and Baptism


  • Confirmation, March 31st at St James Voorschoten (This service is in conjunction with other chaplaincies; because not everyone will be able to attend, we will have a reception for the newly confirmed the following Sunday; see next.);
  • Confirmation reception, April 7th at St Mary’s (Reception for the newly confirmed from St. Mary’s following the service.);
  • Annual General Meeting, April 14th (immediately following the service).

As Part of our children’s ministry, we are offering an Ash Wednesday event exclusively or children. Registration at St Mary’s is required and a small offering toward supplies (5 Euro per child) is suggested.

All children birth up to 11yers of age, and a parent or carer

Ash Wednesday Children’s Event : (stories, yummy food, activities)

Wednesday March 6th 15.00 – 16.30

St Mary’s Holt Hall

Please register via or by speaking with Jenni. Children need to be accompanied by a parent or carer for this event.

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