Lent Services and Events
April 5 | Palm Sunday Service and Kids' Easter Party
Begins in the Sanctuary at 11 AM
This special service begins with children walking through the sanctuary aisles, waving palm branches. All children are invited to participate in the Palm Parade. After the parade, children ages 3 through 3rd grade will be taken to the Easter Party in the chapel. Children in 4th grade and older may participate through volunteering to help with crafts, games, and hiding eggs for the egg hunt that will follow.
After worship, parents can pick up their children from the chapel and take them to the egg hunt, located on the playgrounds (or the gym if it rains). All eggs will only include stickers and toys, but kids will also receive a candy-filled goodie bag at the Easter Party!
Nursery care is also available for children younger than 3 years old, or children who are not yet potty-trained.
April 9 | Maundy Thursday Service
Sanctuary at 7 PM
Maundy Thursday occurs during Holy Week and remembers when Jesus Christ instituted the Eucharist during the Last Supper, an event that is told in the Christian bible.
April 10 | Good Friday Service
Sanctuary at 7 PM
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ's Passion, crucifixion, and death. All paraments and decorations are covered during this service.
April 12 | Easter Sunday
Sanctuary at 8:45 am and 11:00 am | Family Life Center at 9:45 am
The tomb is empty! Come celebrate through worship and by bringing flowers to add to the cross that's displayed outside.
Acolytes Needed for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday
We need acolytes to serve as cross bearers, Bible bearers, and candle bearers throughout the lenten season and especially during Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. If your child or young teen would be interested in participating, please sign up at the link below.
We invite all adults to join one of our Sunday School classes for a special 6-7 week Lent study beginning Sunday, March 10 at 9:45 am.
Whether you are a new member, a long-time member, or a visitor, we would love for you to come up to the 2nd floor of the Education Building, grab a cup of coffee in the Holy Grounds, and participate in a time of study and fellowship. Check out these offerings and see if one interests you. You don't have to sign up; just show up.
If you have questions about either a specific Sunday School class or Lent study, please contact Pastor Lori Osborn (email@example.com).
Why do we celebrate Easter?
What is Lent?
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is also a time of self-examination and reflection where focus on our relationship with God
Some choose to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Learn More
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
During an Ash Wednesday Service, the sign of the cross is smudged on another’s forehead. Ashes were an ancient symbol of our humanity. In Genesis, God forms human beings out of the dust of the earth. Receiving the imposition of ashes is a powerful way to confront our humanity and mortality. They remind us that we are not God, but God’s good creation. Learn More
What is Palm Sunday?
This is the Sunday before Easter Sunday which commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus, including the crucifixion. Learn More
What is Maundy Thursday?
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
On his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). Learn More
Why do we have a Good Friday service?
A Good Friday, or Tenebrae, Service usually consists of gradually diminishing light throughout the service to symbolize the events of that week, from Palm Sunday to Jesus' burial. This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' death and of hopelessness in the world without God.
Worshipers often leave in silence to ponder the impact of Jesus' death. Tenebrae in Latin means "darkness." Learn More
Easter is 50 Days Long?
The season of Easter, or Eastertide, begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends on Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. This extended season gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen. As “Easter people,” we also celebrate and ponder the birth of the Church, gifts of the Spirit , and how we are to live as faithful disciples of Christ. Learn More