Lent 2019

In the season of Lent, running roughly 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, we are invited to a “holy observance…by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” (Book of Common Prayer, 265)


Here at St. Michael’s we offer several opportunities to help us be more mindful of the fact that we are all works in progress, and that God never stops working on and with us!


Below are multiple opportunities for engaging a new or renewed spiritual discipline for the season of Lent. Please consider joining us for any or all of the activities.  Lenten brouchure here.


March 5          

Women’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the library. 

A welcoming group of women who laugh a lot, learn about the Bible together and support each other through friendship and prayer. Contacts: Kay Lewis 847-909-8374; Nancy Seth 847-212-2539


March 5          

Women’s Tuesday Evening Lenten Bible Study

7:00 p.m., Tuesday’s March 5—April 16, in the library

Through all 4 Gospels we’ll relive the one day in history that changed everything. Author Adam Hamilton’s book, 24 Hours That Changed the World, will help us examine Jesus’ last and greatest hours. Contacts: Sue Barnum 847-304-6939 or Sally Smith 847-274-4622.


March 6—Ash Wednesday

Ashes-To-Go, 6:30 a.m. at the Barrington Train Station

Preschool Imposition of Ashes at 9:00 a.m.

Services with Imposition of Ashes at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

(Sunday School children gather in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. Childcare available for 6:30 p.m. service)


March 6          

Lenten Daily Devotional Booklet

The Healing Prayer Ministry has collected short prayers from the congregation which are intended to be read daily during Lent. Click here for the electronic copy. Contact: Greg Smith at


March 6          

Lent Madness: Who will win the Golden Halo?

Saintly Scorecards available at church & www.lentmadness.org. You will meet 32 saintly companions on this tournament-style on-line pilgrimage. Contact: Kay Richards at


March 8

Friday Fellowship

Every Friday at 6:00 a.m.

All men are invited for coffee, prayer & conversation in the Community Room. A fellowship ministry with no formal agenda. Contact: Lou Longo at



March & April         

Saturday Morning Bible Study

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, Oct.—May, 7:30 a.m. in Conference Room.

“The Gospel of John, Volume One” by William Barclay. Each chapter is a self-standing study opportunity, so attendance at every session is not required to be part of the study group. Contact: Craig Anderson


March 10

All Generation Lent Kick-off — The First Sunday of Lent

11:15 a.m. in the Community Room. LUNCH, fun activities & fellowship.


March 11

A Lenten Study: “In Relationship”

Monday’s at 7:00 p.m., March 11—April 15, in the library

How can we improve our relationships with God, with ourselves, and with each other. Join Mtr. Lisa as she leads lively conversation and interactive activities based on Murray Bowen’s Family Systems Theory, in an attempt to shed more light on our own relationship patterns.


March 13

Stations of the Cross, followed by 30 minutes of contemplative prayer

Wednesday’s in Lent at 6:00 p.m., March 13-April 10, in the Nave

We invite you to this devotional path of reflection based on events in the passion and resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Led by Fr. Jesse.


March 24 & April 7

Living Well Through Lent: Practicing Forgiveness.

Two Sunday’s at 11:15 a.m. in the library (light lunch will be served). Join Deacon Laurie as she delves more deeply into the topic of forgiveness. Contact: Deacon Laurie at .


March 24 & April 14

Exploring Sacred Music.

Two Sunday’s at 7:00 p.m. in the library. An audio/video sampler of great sacred music. Beverages provide, bring a light snack. Contact: Greg Michaels .


Lenten Food Drive—March and April (collections always ongoing in the Little Red Wagon)

This is a great teaching opportunity for families to remember the plight of those in need of nourishment. Grab a can or box of food from your pantry on Sunday morning and bring it to the Little Red Wagon located in the narthex. Contact: Ruth Silver 847-381-1871.


The Rite of Reconciliation

Private Confessions can be heard and made by appointment with

Fr. Jesse Perkins 847-381-2323 x12 or

Mtr. Lisa Erdeljon 847-381-2323 x13 or

lenten cross 




8:00 AM - Rite I   &   10:00 AM - Rite II   Click for directions
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