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The following 2017 Lenten programs and events are being offered across the Diocese of South Carolina. All are free (unless otherwise noted) and are open to the public. Note: they are listed by Deanery.

To add your parish's events or programs contact the Communications Office,


Beaufort Deanery

Lenten Parish Dinner and Video Series, St. Jude’s, Walterboro, March 8-April 15
“Who Is This Man?” by John Ortberg

On Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm St. Jude’s will be hosting a dinner and video series.  The complexity, depth, and power of Jesus’ life are unique and unprecedented. His vision of life has impacted the development of everything from art and science to government, medicine and education. Just as amazing is the revolutionary way he treasured children, honored women, and had compassion on the suffering – none of which were esteemed amidst the prejudices of the ancient world.

Come and enjoy a parish dinner of soup and sandwiches followed by a 20-minute video on the incredible life of Jesus and his impact on the world and every life he touches.

March 8: The Man Who Won’t Go Away

March 15: A Revolution of Humanity

March 22: The Power of Forgiveness
March 29: Why It’s a Small World After All

April 5: Three Days That Changed the World


Charleston West Deanery

Lenten Evensong, Saint James, James Island, March 5

The Parish Choir of Saint James Church will present a service of Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent at 5:00 pm on March 5. The Rt. Rev. Alex Dickson will be the homilist. Music by Bach, Stanford, & Mendelssohn. Liturgy taken from 1662 BCP. A reception will follow.

New: Brown Bag Wednesday Lenten Recitals.Saint James, James Island, March 8-April 5

Saint James, James Island, is presenting a Wednesday Lenten recital series at noon from March 8 through April 5. All recitals will last a half hour and a paper bag lunch will be provided. Admission is free and offerings will be accepted.
March 8 - Pam Dickson, flute
March 15 - Chris Walchesky, organ
March 22 - Paul Thomas, organ
March 29 - Matthew Wilkinson, piano
April 5 - Ann Caldwell, performing artist

Lenten Series at Christ-St. Paul’s, Yonges Island, March 8-April 4

Christ-St. Paul's, Yonges Island will offer 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Soup Suppers with guest speakers focused on "Revived and Walking in the Light." We are ready to guide you through a series of teachings and gatherings to "stir us on, rev us up, and set out eyes on our Light Source." Come gather at the table, share in a soup dinner, be enlightened and challenged by God’s teachings from a series of dynamic speakers as we study the letters to the seven churches from Revelation and engage in lively discussions.  Children and youth will participate in their own groups.

March 8: Bishop Steve Wood - Revive the Passion / Be Zealous and repent  
March 15:  Bishop Mark Lawrence - Revive your first love/ Remember from where you have fallen
March 22: The Rev. Jeffery Miller - Revive for the Crown of life/ Be faithful unto death
March 29: Mr. Stan Winder - Revive the truth/ Confront false teaching and hold fast to the truth
April 5: The Rev. Gary Beson - Revive our Works/ Wake up and remember what you received and heard

Florence Deanery

Chelsea HamshawLenten Quiet Day with Chelsea Lawrence Hamshaw, St. Matthew’s, Darlington, April 1

The Women's Ministries of St. Matthew’s, Darlington, will host a Quiet Day, Saturday April 1, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Chelsea Lawrence Hamshaw will lead the meditations and the Rev. Hunter Jordan will celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Lunch will be served. Reserve your spot by emailing your name and phone number to or mailing the information (along with a $5 donation per person) to St. Matthew’s Church DCW (Quiet Day) 210 S Main St, Darlington, SC 29532.  (If you are making email reservations you may pay on arrival – cash or check only). If childcare is needed, please indicate on your reservation.  Register by March 20, 2017.

why doctrine mattersWhy Doctrine Matters, Lenten Series, St. John's Florence, March 9-April 6

St. John's Church, Florence, will offer a Lenten Lunch series with guest speakers focused on "Why Doctrine Matters." The Parish will host Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.; Lunch will begin at 11:45 p.m. and the Teaching Series will follow at 12:10 p.m. with blessing and dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

March 9 – What is Doctrine & Why Does it Matter? The Rev. Dr. Jimmy Agan, Intown Community Church, Atlanta, GA
March 16 – Doctrine of Original Sin: The Rev. Dr. Donnie McDaniel,Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston, SC
March 23 – Doctrine of the Trinity:The Rev. Todd Simonis, The Parish Church of St. Helena, Beaufort, SC
March 30 – Doctrine of Christology: The Rev. Marshall Huey,Old St. Andrews Parish Church, Charleston, SC
April 6 – Doctrine of Salvation By Grace Through Faith: The Rev. Rob Sturdy, St. Andrew’s Church, Mount Pleasant, SC The Ridley Institute

Georgetown Deanery

allison fitz jlhLenten Dinner and Study with Bishop Allison, Prince George Winyah, March 7-21

Prince George Winyah Church in Georgetown will be offering a lenten series, Reformation and True Freedom, led by Bishop FitzSimons Allison on Tuesday nights during lent. Dinner (soup and cornbread) will be provided at 6:00 PM, Lenten study from 6:30-7:30PM. Everyone welcome!
Tuesday, March 7 - Martin Luther
Tuesday, March 14 - John Wesley
Tuesday, March 21 - Charles Wesley

Lenten Events Sponsored by St. Paul's, Conway

Thursday Community Lenten Lunch Series

March 9:  Host:  Kingston Presbyterian Church; Speaker:  Rev. Kyle Randle from First United Methodist Church

March 16:  Host: First Baptist Church; Speaker: Rev. Rhett Talbert from Kingston
Presbyterian Church

March 23: Host: First United Methodist Church; Speaker: Pastor Robert Harper from New El Bethel and Antioch UM Churches

March 30:  Host: St. Paul’s Anglican Church; Speaker: Rev. Patrick Jones from First Baptist Church
April 6:  Host:  Trinity United Methodist Church; Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Bill Childs from Trinity United Methodist Church
Stations of the Cross
Come and take part in Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7pm at St. Paul’s, Conway.  A different version is read each week.
Community Stations of the Cross at River Front Park
On Good Friday, St. Paul's will co-host a Community-wide Ecumenical Stations of the Cross at the Conway Riverwalk & Riverfront Park on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  The Riverfront Park is located at 2 Elm Street in Conway beside the Conway Marina.

Charleston Deanery

Father Nicholas AmatoCentering Prayer Workshop with Father Nicholas Amato, Mepkin Abbey, St. Philip’s Church, March 9
St. Philip’s, Charleston, is hosting a day-long Centering Prayer Workshop with Father Nicholas Amato, author of Living In God, Contemplative Prayer and Contemplative Action and an associate priest at Mepkin Abbey. Father Nicholas has personally practiced contemplative (centering) prayer for 45 years and has led numerous retreats and parish missions with this focus. The gathering, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  will be held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd (behind the sanctuary of St. Philip's). Registration and a $20 fee is required, but a light lunch will be provided; contact Felicia at St. Philips (843-722-7734) to secure a spot.

Teaching Series, Christ Church Mt. Pleasant, Wednesdays March 8 – April 5

Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant will offer several Bible teaching and discussion groups March 8-April 5 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Learn more and register.

FIVE BIBLICAL MEN - Led by The Rev. Ted Duvall
What can the lives of Abraham, Moses, Peter, Paul and especially Jesus teach us about strength, weakness, leadership, holiness, work, spirituality and more? Come and see!
LIVING WATERS - Led by The Rev. Joyce Harder
Weary? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Yearning for encouragement and refreshment? Come drink Living Waters from beloved Psalms!
POLITICS, WORK, & SEXUALITY - Led by The Rev. Gary Corcoran
Young Adult Offering; What difference does Christianity make for our living? And must we all agree?
THE REPLIES OF JESUS TO JOB - Led by The Rev. Jim Workman
For people with losses and for those who want to help them.
YOUTH - Led by Allie Kodrzycki
Youth Life Groups and individuals are encouraged to gather during Lent for a time of compline prayer and songs. Snacks will be provided.
CHILDREN - Led by the Children’s Ministry Team
Join us on Wednesday Nights in Lent as we explore family traditions they can share. We know that kids rock and we can’t wait to see what happens when families explore Lent@Home. If it is Children’s Ministries… it means snacks will be provided!

Lenten Offerings from St. Michael's, Charleston

TUESDAYS, MARCH 7 & 14 | 7:00 am  |  Holy Communion
MARCH 21, 28, APRIL 4, 11  | 7:00 am | Holy Communion & Breakfast Follows
Sermon Series: Apostle’s Creed with the Rev. Dr. Peter Moore

Preaching Series: Grace & the Power of Forgiveness (Complimentary lunch follows)
MARCH 8 St. Michael’s Church (Corner of Meeting & Broad), Sermon by the Rev. Dallas Wilson, Vicar of St.  John’s Chapel
MARCH 15 First (Scots) Presbyterian Church (53 Meeting Street), Sermon by the Rev. David Booman, Assistant Priest, St. Michael’s Church
MARCH 22 First Baptist Church (48 Meeting Street), Sermon by the Rev Anthony Thompson, Pastor of Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church
MARCH 29 St. John’s Lutheran Church (Corner of Archdale & Clifford),Sermon by Mayor John Tecklenburg

THURSDAYst michaels lenten concert series, MARCH 23
Offered by the Music Ministry of St. Michael’s Church and the Charleston Symphony String Quartet
The first half of the program will consist of Mendelssohn’s Second Piano Trio, and the second half of Haydn’s Quartet “The Seven Last Words” depicting the seven statements Jesus made while on the cross.

Register:  |  $10 or more donation accepted

A Contemplative Worship Service incorporating Music, Scripture, Prayer, and Silence.

MARCH 2 Paul Thomas, organ (Organist, Cathedral)
MARCH 9 Matthew Wilkinson, piano
MARCH 16 Kyle Lane, trumpet (Charleston Symphony Orchestra)
MARCH 23 Chris Walchesky, organ (Organist, Saint James Church)
MARCH 30 Matthew Wilkinson, organ
APRIL 6 Julia Harlow, organ (Organist, Second Presbyterian Church)

Orangeburg Deanery

Wednesday in Lent at St. Matthew's Fort Motte

For three weeks in Lent, (March 8,15, and 22) St. Matthew's, Fort Motte will offer a 6 p.m. soup supper followed by teaching and healing service
March 8- Johnny and Jean Corbet, St Michael's Church, Charleston
March 15- The Rev Robert Horn, Holy Apostles, Barnwell
March 22 - The Rev. John Sosnowski, Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter

On March 29, they will offer a 6pm soup supper followed by movie "Risen"
On April 5, there weill be a Fort Motte Prayer Meeting

For more information contact the church at (803) 874-1333.

Purposes Lenten Series at Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg

Word "purpose" spelled out in letter blocksThe Bible says to everything there is a time and a purpose.  For Lent, 2017 we'll explore Purposes. Each Lenten Series teaching begins with a free and delicious light supper at 6:30.The talks begin about 6:50 and end shortly after 7:30. Join us each Wednesday during Lent for a look at why we are here and why it matters.
March 8 - What is Your Purpose in Life? Why am I alive? Does my life matter? Find out your purpose in life.
March 15 - What is the Purpose of the Church? Have you ever thought about why
you attend? What is "Church", anyway? Discover the five purposes for every Christian Church
March 22 - What is the Purpose of The Church of the Redeemer? For what purpose are we here in Orangeburg? What will our future look like? How will be get there?
March 29 - What is YOUR Purpose at the Church of the Redeemer? Why are you a member of Orangeburg's Redeemer? Discover the Spiritual gifts you have to help us become who God wants us to be.
April 5 - How can I leave a Lasting Purpose? For what would you like to be remembered? Find out what can you do to make the rest of your life the best of your life.

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