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
The Thursday, before Easter Sunday, is the day to commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. The story of Jesus breaking and blessing bread at the Passover meal, as a reminder of his life given freely for all, is told in the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This Passover act became the sacrament of Holy Communion in the Christian church. Celebration of communion is usually the centerpiece of a Maundy Thursday service. Join us in the Sanctuary for Maundy Thursday worship on March 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday- March 30, 2018
The Friday before Easter is the day to remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Many wonder why this day is called good. This Friday is sometimes called Holy or Black Friday, but the term good reminds us of Jesus’ blameless, good, and pious life. Many congregations base Good Friday worship on Jesus’ last words from the cross. 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!