Lent at CSC

What is Lent?

In this season of Lent, we invite you to join together for this time of prayer and penitence in solemn preparation for Christ’s death on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter Sunday. We also encourage you to consider inviting your friends and neighbors into this season.

See below for a calendar of events this Lenten season.


(adopted from the Covenant Book of Worship)

“The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled, by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need that all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.
We invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.”

Lent Season - Calendar of Events

February 22: Ash Wednesday + Joint Lent Service

Join us for the imposing of ashes at CSC at 7 pm and then we will journey on together for a joint Lent Season Service at Pentecostal Tabernacle (56 Magazine St.) at 7:30 pm.

7:00pm Imposing of Ashes at CSC

  • Opening of CSC doors (NOTE: Use River St. entrance) at 6:45 pm
  • Imposing of ashes 7 pm, CSC Sanctuary
  • Procession to Pentecostal Tabernacle (56 Magazine St.) 7:15 pm

7:30pm Joint Lenten Service at Pentecostal Tabernacle, 56 Magazine Street

Lent Prayer: In Person-Fridays @ 7-8:30 pm; Virtual - Mondays @ 9 am and Wednesdays at 12 pm

Lent Prayer: Join in these times of prayer during this season of Lent.

IN PERSON: Fridays at 7-8:30 pm

We’ll meet in the sanctuary – be sure to enter through the middle door on Magazine Street (and ring the white doorbell as needed).

VIRTUAL: Mondays at 9 pm, Wednesdays at 12 pm

You can also join for virtual prayer times on Mondays at 9 pm and Wednesdays at 12 pm. Find Zoom links at centralsquare.church/prayer.

March 12: Baptism Class

If you are interested in or want to learn more about baptism and dedication/confirmation, our baptism class is happening on March 12 at church. This class does not commit you to anything, but is a prerequisite for getting baptized at an upcoming Sunday service. Email admin [at] centralsquare [dot] church to RSVP, learn more, and get class info. See below for sessions – times TBD.

Infant baptism or dedication class
Youth baptism or confirmation of baptism class
Adult baptism or reaffirmation of baptism class

Friday, March 24: Worship Night at 7 pm

Everyone is invited to join us for a time of worship in the sanctuary. Use the River Street entrance (and ring doorbell as needed). Note that Worship Night will take place in lieu of that Friday’s prayer meeting.

(Hosted by the Young Adults Ministry)

April 7, Noon: Seven Last Words (Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance, St. Paul AME Church)

Organized by the Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance. Join us Friday for an afternoon of worship and commemoration of our Savior’s sacrifice.

Pastors from Cambridge churches will be preaching on the Seven Last Words from the Cross. Our own Lisa Xiaremba will be preaching!

April 7, 7:30 pm: Good Friday Service (at Pentecostal Tabernacle, 56 Magazine St)

Tenebrae Good Friday Service: Join us for a service to remember Christ’s death and suffering on the cross. We are leading the charge on this one, but it is being held at 56 Magazine Street (thank you to our friends at Pentecostal Tabernacle who are graciously hosting!)

This will be a joint service held at Pentecostal Tabernacle at 56 Magazine Street.

April 9: Easter Sunday at 10:30 am

Come celebrate Christ’s resurrection! Please prayerfully consider inviting your friends and neighbors. Quick reminder that the heat is still not working in the sanctuary.