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St. Paul's Community Lenten Series

The St. Paul's Community Lenten Series has origins as far back as 1897. Today, the Community Lenten Series features notable preachers and a delicious lunch every weekday during Lent. Each 30-minute preaching service begins at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is served in Scott Hall in two seatings at 11:45 am and 1:00 pm. There is no charge to hear the preachers, and 100% of the lunch proceeds are donated to non-profit agencies through a grant application process.

Click to view the 2017 brochure here!

Preaching

Ash Wednesday, March 1-3:  Fr. Michael Renninger
March 6: Rev. Dr. Valerie Carter
March 7-8: Bishop Will Willimon
March 9-10: Rev. Dr. Valerie Carter
March 13: Rev. Dr. John W. Kinney
March 14: The Rev. Melanie Mullen
March 15-17: Rev. Dr. John Kinney
March 20-24: Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana
March 27-31: Rev. Dr. James Green Somerville
April 3-7: Rev. Carla Pratt Keyes
April 10-12: The Very Rev. Pete Wilcox

Click here for more on our Lenten preachers.

Lunch

Over 300 volunteers from more than 50 area churches serve a homemade seated lunch in Scott Hall at 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. A hot or cold plate is offered for $8. Desserts are available for $2 (or $3 à la mode). Takeout orders are available from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

View the 2017 daily lunch menu (PDF).

Grant Applications

100% of the proceeds from our lunch sales are donated to non-profit agencies through a grant application process. Grants typically range from $500-$2,000 each, and the selection committee prioritizes local and regional agencies whose work benefits:

  • children and adolescents who are at-risk
  • persons with mental health concerns
  • individuals and families who are in the process of rebuilding their lives
  • those in a state of homelessness
  • seniors in need

 

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