Lent & Easter
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:05 and 6:30 p.m.
This 40-day period of Lent begins within our faith community. Through text and music, each service focuses on the light of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ. The use of ashes is as a sign of mortality and penance, and the imposition of ashes on our foreheads is a powerful nonverbal way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation.
Palm/Passion Sunday Services
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Both worship services reenact the triumphal entry that Jesus experienced in Jerusalem by our children's choirs processing with palm branches. We sing songs of joy and offer prayers of confession as we experience Christ's passion story.
Holy Thursday "Last Supper Experience"
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
This Holy Thursday event, held in Community Hall, includes a Passover meal, worship, and an interactive reenactment of Jesus' last supper with his disciples. Tickets will be available beginning Sunday, April 2 following both worship services. A suggested donation of $5 per ticket will be collected on the evening of the event. Seating is limited so early ticket pick-up is recommended.
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:05 p.m.
Listen to the story of Jesus' passion through meditations and scripture readings, mixed with hymns and anthems in Great Hall. The orchestra, singers, and readers combine to make this a meaningful worship experience.
Easter Eve Service
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
This family-friendly service in the Sanctuary is led by children. Immediately following, enjoy an Easter egg hunt in the Boston Avenue Park. There will be an opportunity to have free pictures taken by our photographer with the Easter Bunny!
Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 6:30 a.m.
Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the sunrise with scripture and a blend of traditional and contemporary hymns in the Boston Avenue Park. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served. (In case of rain, the service will move to the Rose Chapel.)
Easter Sunday Services
Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.
Christ is risen! Join us to worship and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at any of three triumphant services in the Sanctuary. Music is provided by the Chapel Choir at 8:00 and the Chancel Choir at 9:30 & 11:00. Each service includes a sermon by Rev. David Wiggs and concludes with the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.