Lent 2017: The Way of the Cross
Holy Week Worship
Palm Sunday, April 9: 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 13: 10:30 a.m. at Glacier Hills and at 7:00 p.m. at First Pres.
Good Friday, April 14: 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 16
Sunrise at 6:30 a.m. on the Circle Terrace (weather permitting)
8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. worship - Rev. Dr. Fair will preach at these traditional services held in the Sanctuary. Musical leadership will include the Chancel Choir, brass quintet, organ, and timpani.
10:00 a.m. worship - In Monteith Hall for those for whom a less-crowded worship experience is preferred.
The Way of the Cross
Date: Everyday starting March 1
Place: Your inbox
Sign up for the email devotional here. Sign up to receive a daily devotion written by members of our church family. The devotions these forty days, in keeping with our theme, “The Way of the Cross”, will focus on traditional Lenten texts, the Stations of the Cross, and the Seven Last Words of Christ.
Glacier Hills Bible Study
All are invited to attend a Lenten Bible Study at Glacier Hills (1200 Earhart Road) in the Interfaith Chapel every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from March 7th through April 11th for a time of Bible study, discussion, and fellowship as we journey through Lent together. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Rev. Béghin at email@example.com for additional information.
Easter Lilies in Memory or Honor
Donate an Easter Lily to decorate the chancel on Easter Sunday in memory or honor of a loved one. Each Easter Lily donated costs $17. Please remember that our Deacons will deliver all the Easter Lilies, following worship, to those who are grieving, ill, recovering, or shut-in. Please place donations for lilies by Friday, April 7, 2017 at noon. Questions? Contact the Church Office at (734) 662-4466.
Peeps and Pizza Fair
Saturday, March 25 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Social Hall
Team up with family and friends on Saturday, March 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Social Hall, enjoy a pizza lunch together ($5 per person) and create your own Bible story shoe box diorama using Peeps! We’ll supply the Peeps, shoe boxes, construction paper, scissors, and glue. Bring extra things for decorating if you wish. The dioramas will be displayed on Sunday morning, March 26. To RSVP for lunch, email Debbie MacVey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Church Office at 662-4466.
Lenten Small Groups
Be a part of a Lenten small groups from your quad which will meet for five weeks at a home of a member. The small groups will study Marjorie Thompson’s book Forgiveness: A Lenten Study. Books ($10) are available for purchase in the Church Office. Please check the schedule on the sign up form and find the group in your quad that works best for you. Sign up online, in the Church Office, or during Coffee Hour on February 26. Don’t miss this powerful opportunity to journey together toward forgiveness that will lead us along the Way of the Cross!
Stations of the Cross Lenten Art Project
Calling all artists, musicians. and dancers for the Stations of the Cross lenten creative project and exhibition! The Stations of the Cross is a traditional practice of remembering Christ’s passion, crucifixion, death, and resurrection with roots in the early pilgrimages to Jerusalem. During Lent we would like to invite First Pres’ artistic community to interpret each station through a variety of media and creative expression. We will employ the theme of “Jesus the Refugee,” using migration and displacement as a lens to discuss what this journey looked like for Jesus as a refugee and to explore what similar journeys of struggle, violence, and hardship look like in the world today.
You are invited to participate individually, as groups, or family in this artistic Lenten journey to the cross. Everyone’s work will culminate in an exhibition in the Social Hall from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. If you are interested in learning more about or participating in this enriching and creative journey to the cross, please contact Rev. Angela Ryo (email@example.com) or Rev. Daniel Ervin (firstname.lastname@example.org).