Lent & Easter

Crossroads. They are there for all of us, especially during Lent. Which way is the way of Christ the Crucified? Each story in the series reveals in some way how Christ and His cross lead us to follow the path of God’s will for us. Join us for worship, individual devotions, group study, and mission opportunities.

Lent Wednesdays, Feb. 21- Mar. 21

12:00 & 6:30pm
Dialogue • Biblical Character • Thoughtful
Explore the crossroads encountered by biblical characters and how their experiences with Christ guide us on our own
journeys of faith as God’s forgiven people. Child care (birth-4) available at evening service.

Palm Sunday Weekend – Mar. 24/25

Regular Times: Sat. @ 5:00pm, Sun. @ 8:30 & 11:00am
Palms Procession • Holy Communion • Affecting
We mark Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and transition into the Passion, or suffering, of Jesus. Child care (birth-4) available on Sunday.

Holy Week Mornings, Mar. 26-30

Mon.-Fri., 6:30am
Restorative • Sermon • Holy Communion
A 30-minute service guides our focus on Jesus’ journey through Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday – Mar. 29

11:00am, Sr. Citizen
Community • Holy Communion • Compassion
All are invited, especially seniors, for a time of worship commemorating the Last Supper. Lunch to follow in the Great Room.

Compassion • Holy Communion
We focus on Jesus’ command at the Last Supper to love each other, concluding with the Stripping of the Altar. Child care (birth-4) available.

Good Friday – Mar. 30

12:00-3:00pm, Tre Ore
Meditation • Message • Hymns
Meditate on the seven last words of Jesus. Come and go as you need. Tre Ore, Latin for “three hours”, refers to the three hours that Christ was on the cross on Good Friday. We will meditate on each of the seven last words of Christ with a homily, hymn and period of silence in 25 minute segments.

12:00-12:25pm – Father, forgive them
12:25-12:50pm – Today…Paradise
12:50-1:15pm – Woman, here…
1:15-1:40pm – My God…
1:40-2:05pm – I thirst!
2:05-2:30pm – It is finished!
2:30-2:55pm – Father, into…
2:55-3:00pm – Departing

5:30pm, Family Service
Somber • Responsive Reading • Candles
This family-oriented service directs our attention to Jesus’ sacrifice. Child care (birth-4) available.

7:30pm, Liturgy of Good Friday
Solemn • Prayer • Hymns
We gather to recall the death of Jesus and its incredible impact on our lives. Child care (birth-4) available.

Easter Sunday – April 1

6:30am, Sunrise
Joyful • Holy Communion • Festive
Beginning quietly outdoors, a new fire signals Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Alleluias ring out as we move indoors to celebrate Easter.

8:00, 9:30am, & 11:15am
Procession • Holy Communion • Festive
He is risen! echoes through the church as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Brass, handbells, organ, and choir enhance worship at 8:00 and 9:30, while piano- and band-led music lend a contemporary feel to the 11:15 service. Child care (birth-4) available. Breakfast available 7:15 – 10:00am in the Great Room.