Historic Saint John’s Church

 700 Main Street

Brownwood, Texas

Office: 325-646-7482 

               Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, 1928 BCP

9:15 a.m.  Christian Education Classes

10:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                          Wednesday Schedule

6:30 p.m.   Holy Communion with Unction for Healing

7:15 p.m.     Adult Bible Study

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: Join us Tuesday, February 28, for our traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper in the parish hall to celebrate the end of the Epiphany Season and to prepare for the Lenten Fast. We will serve pancakes, sausage, and bacon along with coffee, orange juice and milk to drink. This is traditionally the day when all the leavening and sugar is used up in the home to prepare for Lenten fasting. This is done symbolically by cooking oodles of pancakes and using up all the syrup for dinner. It is called Shrove Tuesday because it is the day for shriving (old English verb meaning to cut off sins by going to confession) in preparation for receiving ashes the next day.

Ash Wednesday: Our traditional Ash Wednesday services of Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes will be this Wednesday, March 1. There will be a Said Service at 7:00 a.m. and a Choral Service at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to worship at one of these services and then leave in silence as we contemplate the seriousness of our Lenten Fast in Christ. (Ash Wednesday is a Prayer Book Day of Obligation.)

Stations of the Cross: The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer through meditating upon the principle scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. Join us beginning this Friday and every Friday during Lent (March 3 – April 7) at 6:00 p.m. as we observe this devotional commemoration of Christ’s Passion.

The Liturgy is About to Change: Beginning on the First Sunday in Lent (March 5), there will be some changes to the Eucharistic Liturgy at the 10:30 a.m. Mass which will reflect the Season of Lent. So, please be aware of the coming changes, but don’t be worried about them. In order to help everyone with these changes, there will be a special liturgy booklet given out with the bulletin during Lent. These booklets will contain the entire liturgy for Lent within them, so everyone will be able to easily follow along. In order to understand the rationale for these changes, see last week’s and the today’s Anglican Moments.

Lenten Soup Nights: Each Wednesday during Lent, we will begin with Holy Eucharist at 5:45 p.m. This will be followed at 6:30 p.m. with a soup and salad dinner in the parish hall. These meatless soup dinners are designed for us to come together as a parish family to support one another with our Lenten fasting. Please join us each Wednesday during Lent for these special dinners. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall for those wishing to help out by bringing a pot of soup, or a salad, or help with clean up. Lenten Soup Nights are each Wednesday from March 8 through April 5.

   OUR INVITATION to all who are weary and need rest; to all who are lonely and want  friendship; to all who mourn and need comfort; to all who sin and need a Savior; to all who  rejoice and would offer praise; to all who are blessed and would serve thy neighbor; to  whosoever will come; this church opens the door and says in the Name of the Lord Jesus  Christ, WELCOME!