The Season of Lent

In this diocese


Quiet days and retreats

  • Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24,  Church of St. Michael and St. George  Women’s Retreat at the Mercy Center

  • Sunday, February 25, 11:30 AM -1:00 PM, Parenting Link Seminar “Character Matters” with Susan Alexander Yates at Church of St. Michael and St. George

  • Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  The All Saint's and Ascension ECW is hosting a Quiet Day for Lent. The Retreat Leader is Shug Goodlow, from Christ Church Cathedral.  A complimentary soup and desert lunch will be available at noon. RSVP with the church via  (314) 361-0105 or Rica Bond-Williams via email.




  • Monday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. during Lent, St. Francis' - Eureka will engage in a Beth Moore DVD-based Bible study, entitled "Entrusted," on the book of 2 Timothy.



  • 6-7 pm at Trinity Church Central West End, "Spiritual Practices for Spiritual People"--2/20: Daily Office; 2/27: Contemplative Prayer; 3/6: Anglican Prayer Beads; 3/13: Praying with Scripture; 3/20: Ignatian Examen 



  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm, February 21 @ 6:00 pm - March 21 @ 8:00 pm, Christ Church CathedralLenten Series and Eucharist topic in 2018 is “Living Out Our Baptismal Covenant: Striving for Educational Justice.” The series is held over five Wednesdays, February 21 through March 21, in the Davis Room. Each evening begins with a light supper of soup and salad and concludes with a 20-minute Eucharist. Sponsored by the Pursuing Racial Justice Committee.

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Feb. 21 – March 21, "Creed: What Christians Believe and Why" at Grace Church in Kirkwood. 6 pm potluck soup and salad dinner, 6:30 pm presentation, 7:30 pm prayer service. The Rev. Todd McDowell and the Rev. Virginia Bennett lead us on a biblical journey with author and theologian Adam Hamilton to explore the Apostles’ Creed. Children and youth are also invited to join us. We’ll break away age-appropriate activities, but will be part of the dinner and prayer service. 


  • 6:00 pm  Contemplative prayer followed by a simple soup supper at Holy Communion Chapel (enter through the main door, and come through the church to the chapel) for Contemplative Prayer. Each week we’ll explore various prayer practices from Silent Centering Prayer to the Stations of the Cross. The evening prayers will finish by 6:30pm, and we will gather for a simple soup supper.

  • 6:00 to 7:30 pm   Soup Supper and Bible Study, “Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John” at St. Luke's in Manchester

  • 6-7:30 pm  Lenten Soup and Study series.  Trinity Episcopal Church in Hannibal. We will gather in the Guild Hall for a simple, meatless soup supper at 6P and then start the study at 6:30P.  This year we are studying Luke along with the Good Book Club.  All are welcome to join us!

  • 5:30 pm, beginning February 21,  share a simple supper at St. Timothy's-Creve Coeur as we “seek to experience the fullness of the corporate life of the Church and to gain a deeper understanding of our Baptism.”  These sessions will also serve as preparation for Holy Baptism of Adults, Confirmation, Reception into this Communion and, Reaffirmation of Baptism. 



  • 7:00 am, Holy Eucharist at Emmanuel Church in the chapel every Friday in Lent. Please enter through the bell-tower door. All are most welcome.

Multiple days

  •  St. Martin's-Ellisville is participating in the Good Book Club, with groups meeting on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.



Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 13

  • 5-7 pm   Annual Pancake supper, Advent Church-Crestwood
  • 5-7 pm   Annual Pancake supper, St. Martin's-Ellisville. Great fellowship with a delicious dinner (including pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit and juice), all while supporting our Youth Group. Cost is $5/person with a $20 family maximum. Children under age 5 are free. 
  • 5:30 to 7:30 pm  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Luke's in Manchester 

  • 5:30-7 pm  Annual Pancake Supper, St. Peter's-Ladue, served by the Confirmation Class and youth group! Tickets are $5 per person and $15 per family, and children under 5 are free. Contact church to purchase tickets.

  • 5:30-7 pm Annual Pancake Supper at Grace-Kirkwood, Bring your family and friends to indulge in a traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Grace Church! Meals are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 ($15 family max.)
  • 5:30-7:30 pm  Pancakes and Beads! at St. Paul's in Carondelet. Come enjoy a delicious meal of hot pancakes, sausage, and fixin’s before we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday. Invite your friends and family to join us, and don’t forget to wear your beads! This meal is free to all, and free-will offerings will be gratefully received.  Laissez les bon crepes rouler!  
  • 6 pm Annual Pancake Supper, St. Timothy's-Creve Coeur


Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14

  • Noon   Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, Advent Church-Crestwood
  • Noon  Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, Emmanuel Church-Webster Groves
  • Noon  Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, Grace-Kirkwood
  • Noon  Ash Wednesday Service, Holy Communion-University City
  • Noon  Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, St. Barnabas-Florissant
  • Noon   Ash Wednesday services at St. Luke's in Manchester
  • Noon  Ash Wednesday Service, St. Martin's-Ellisville
  • Noon   Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, St. Peter's-Ladue
  • Noon  Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, St. Timothy's-Creve Coeur
  • 12:10 pm Ash Wednesday Service, Christ Church Cathedral
  • 12:10 pm Ash Wednesday Service, Trinity-Central West End, St. Louis 

 Saturday, February 17, Lenten Quiet Morning: “Friendship: What We Miss and What God Offers,” Guest Preacher: The Rev. Canon Victor Lee Austin, PhD at Church of St. Michael and St. George

 February 18, 5:00 pm, Choral Evensong at Church of St. Michael and St. George





More Info

Ash Wednesday and Lent 2018 dates:

  • Shrove Tuesday-Feb. 13
  • Ash Wednesday-Feb. 14
  • First Sunday in Lent-Feb. 18
  • Palm Sunday-March 25


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