The season of Lent leads up to the most holy of Christian days, Easter Sunday. The forty days of Lent begin Ash Wednesday and end at dusk the Saturday before Easter, not counting the Sundays in between. The Sundays during Lent, like every Sunday, are considered weekly celebrations of the resurrection.
Lenten Sanctuary Displays
Every week during Lent a new display will be placed in the Sanctuary. Read all about them here.
Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, a time in the church year when we remember how Christ gave his life in love for the world. As this service opens, the crowd waves palm branches, wanting to crown Jesus as king. But as the story of the passion unfolds, their shouts of praise turn to demands for his crucifixion; he receives a crown of thorns as he is handed over to be mocked and killed.
Palm Sunday Peace Procession - At 3:00 on Sunday, March
We are to announce that this year’s Procession for Peace will take place in the Beaverdale neighborhood. The procession will start at Westminster and process down Beaver Ave. and will culminate at Holy Trinity, where we will all participate in a worship service for peace. Last year another hundred people joined in worship with those walking in the procession. So if you cannot walk that far, we still look forward to having you join us at Holy Trinity for celebration of worship.
Maundy Thursday- March 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Since the time of the Exodus long ago, Jewish families have shared a special meal called a “seder” during the time of Passover each year (which correlates with our Easter season now). As a church family, we are planning to share a similar type of seder meal together on Good Friday. The congregation will be able to sample each element of the meal.
Many followers of Jesus are familiar with the Jewish Passover, but not all have encountered the deep connection to our past and Jesus Messiah himself that can be found through the celebration of a Passover Seder. We’re so excited to have guests from Life in Messiah International teach us the rich history and symbolism of this traditional experience, all in light of Messiah Jesus’ coming as the Passover Lamb.
Join us in The Commons for Maundy Thursday worship on March 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday- March 30, 2018
Join us in The Sanctuary for Good Friday worship on March 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
On Sunday, April 1 we celebrate Easter and Christs' Resurrection!