provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The season of Lent, 40 days not including Sundays, begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. The historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea, 11580 Chapin Lane, will host an outdoor service at noon that day which will include Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes.
Rev Larry Marshall, pastor of the Chapel by the Sea, said, “for Christians’s all over the world, Lent is a time of self reflection and renewal. It’s an opportunity to approach the God who loves us unconditionally.”
The chapel will also host a weekly bible study at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The discussion/study group is open to all and there is no cost involved. Wearing a mask and social distancing is mandatory at all services.
At noon on March 3 and March 17, the chapel will celebrate a Taize service. The Taize service is a meditative service modeled after the religious community in Taize, France. The quiet, worshipful experience will include contemplation, prayer, communion and lighting a candle for prayer intensions.
On Palm Sunday, March 28, the chapel’s 11 a.m. outdoor service will commemorate the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem.
On Maundy/Holy Thursday, April 1, parishioners remember Jesus’ last supper with a service of Holy Communion at 4 p.m.
Good Friday, April 2, the day on which Jesus died, will be celebrated with a service at Noon.
Easter Sunday, April 4, services to be announced
Outdoor services at the Captiva Chapel are held at 11 a.m. from the second Sunday in November to the last Sunday in April. Most Sundays (when it’s not too chilly – 55 degrees here) the chapel welcomes more than 125 people to worship with Rev. Marshall. Video services are offered Sundays at 11 a.m. each week on www.captivachapel.com. Click on “Watch Online” tab at top of first page, where current week and all services since opening Nov. 8 are posted. There has been an average of more than 100 viewers per week on the website which includes guests singers.