Lenten Activities and Worship Services

A Tiffany window in Brown Memorial's sanctuary showing Christ in Gethsemane.

Our 2018 Lenten Activities and Worship Services


Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tues. Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m.

Gather at Memorial Episcopal for pancakes and sausage AND a re-match of the infamous pancake relay race. Memorial took the prize at last year’s inaugural race but sources say redemption is at hand for Brown at what is shaping up to be an annual friendly little competition between the two churches. RSVP to Rachel Cunningham by Sunday, Feb. 11— [email protected] or (410) 523-1542 Ext. 14Cost is $10 (kids eat free!), with proceeds to benefit youth activities.


Ash Wednesday Tri-Church Service of Worship
Wed., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton St.

“From dust you came, and to dust you will return.” We gather with our brothers and sisters from Corpus Christi Catholic Church and Memorial Episcopal Church for an annual ecumenical service of worship featuring the combined choirs and singers from all three churches.  This year’s service will be held at Memorial Episcopal.


Tri-Church Education Series
Wednesdays, March 7-21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton St.

This year’s topic is: “Our Churches: Past, Present and Future.” The three churches in Bolton Hill—Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian, Memorial Episcopal and Corpus Christi Church— have been worshiping and studying together for many years, but most of us know little about the history of each of our congregations, our relationship to city and culture, and the defining moments in each of our communities of faith. Join us as we delve into the history of each of our congregations and how that history has shaped the theological outlook, communal ethos and shared faith of our churches. A light soup and salad dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m.


Ecumenical Worship Services
Wednesdays, Feb. 14-Mar. 28, Noon
Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton St.

Attend mid-week Lenten worship with our brothers and sisters across West Baltimore, a tradition started by The Rev. Marion Bascom after the ‘68 Baltimore Riots. Lunch will be served following each service. Free will offerings are gratefully appreciated.


Weekly Prayer Opportunities
Prayer Service – Thursdays, Feb. 15 – Mar. 22, 5:30 p.m.

As you move from the busyness of your day into evening activities, you are invited to step apart from that busyness and join others in prayer. Within a liturgical framework, we bring forth spoken and silent prayers from the church’s ongoing prayer list, from prayer request cards, and from the deepest parts of our hearts.