Holy Trinity, Fairfax
Reformed Episcopal Church

Looking Forward to Lent

This Lenten season, we turn once again to an intentional season of repentance and Spiritual growth as we look forward to the Easter holiday. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14. Here are some of the things that we are doing here at Holy Trinity as we look forward to keeping a holy Lent!


Scripture Reading Schedule

Lent is a time in which we can re-commit ourselves to things that are important—such as the reading of Holy Scripture. This year we will read through 1-2 Samuel in Lent. You can look below for a reading schedule. Our Wednesday and Sunday night studies will focus on these readings, particularly focusing on David’s life.


Commit yourself to faithful prayer during the Lenten season. Take 5 minutes on your lunch break every day to pray for our parish—specifically, for least one other family or member of the parish, by name.

Use the Daily Office and/or Family Prayer to guide you.

Fasting and Abstinence

Please make use of fasting (either entirely or partially) from a significant thing in your life, to provide space for prayer and funds for giving. Ideas include particular foods (sweets, meat, alcohol) or occupations (such as social media or entertainments).


We are joining with the whole REC as a part of the REC 100 Program to ask every adult member to give $100 to a special fund for domestic missions and Parish planting. Please refer to the brochure (on the REC’s website, http://www.recus.org/rec100.html) for more information on this campaign. In addition, make an effort to give sacrificially to the poor. For example, you can give to local ministries like the Lamb Center, or to those working worldwide through DonorSee (talk to Gret Glyer about this).

Reading Schedule:

Ash Wednesday, February 14—Psalm 51

February 15—1 Samuel 1-2

February 16—1 Samuel 3-4

February 17—1 Samuel 5

1st Sunday in Lent—Meditate on the Propers for the day.

February 19—1 Samuel 6-7

February 20—1 Samuel 8-9

February 21 (Ember Day)—1 Samuel 10-11

February 22—1 Samuel 12-13

February 23 (Ember Day)—1 Samuel 14-15

February 24 (St Matthias, Ember Day)—1 Samuel 16

2nd Sunday in Lent— Meditate on the Propers for the day.

February 26—1 Samuel 17-18

February 27—1 Samuel 19-20

February 28—1 Samuel 21

March 1—1 Samuel 22-23

March 2—1 Samuel 24-25

March 3—1 Samuel 26-27

3rd Sunday in Lent—Meditate on the Propers for the day.

March 5—1 Samuel 28-29

March 6—1 Samuel 30

March 7—1 Samuel 31

March 8—1 Samuel 1-2

March 9—2 Samuel 3-4

March 10—2 Samuel 5-6

4th Sunday in Lent— Meditate on the Propers for the day.

March 11—2 Samuel 7

March 12—2 Samuel 8

March 13—2 Samuel 9-10

March 14—2 Samuel 11-12

March 15—2 Samuel 13-14

March 16—2 Samuel 15

March 17—2 Samuel 16-17

Passion Sunday— Meditate on the Propers for the day.

March 19—2 Samuel 18-19

March 20—2 Samuel 20-21

March 21—2 Samuel 22

March 22—2 Samuel 23-24

March 24—1 Kings 1:1-2:10

Palm Sunday—Meditate on the Propers for the day.

Holy Week—Read the Propers appointed for each day.