The liturgical season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and continues 40 days (excluding Sundays) through Holy Saturday, the day before Easter.
Our usual 6:15 pm Evening Prayer service is replaced by a 7 pm Ash Wednesday liturgy (Book of Common Prayer 1979 page 264), at which an "Invitation to the observance of a holy Lent" precedes the blessing and imposition of ashes for those who desire.
Wednesdays in Lent
Our Lenten observance each year revolves around Wednesday evening programs that run the six weeks leading up to the Wednesday of Holy Week.
Each program combines Evening Worship, a light soup supper, and a book study. Our worship uses different forms of Evening Prayer and Compline services, concluding with Tenebrae on the Wednesday of Holy Week. Members sign up to provide soups and sides each week.