Lent / Easter

Holy Week Worship

Maundy Thursday worship is April 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Glacier Hills in the Hanson Room and at 7:00 p.m. in our Sanctuary. Maundy Thursday recalls the Last Supper.

Good Friday worship is April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This reflective service held at 7:00 p.m., remembers the suffering and death of Christ.

Easter Sunday, April 21

Worship services are at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. Rev. McGowan at 8:00 a.m. and Rev. Rogers at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. will preach at these traditional services held in the Sanctuary. Musical leadership will include the Chancel Choir, brass quintet, organ, and timpani.

Easter Sunday Childcare is available for crib - young five-year-olds at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, and for the 8:00 a.m. service by reservation. To make a reservation, contact Beca Torres-Davenport at btorres-davenport@firstpresbyterian.org or 662-4466, ext. 342.

Easter Childcare Volunteers Needed – Can you help with childcare? Additional childcare providers are needed for Easter Sunday services. If you can offer this wonderful gift to the families of our church, please contact Beca Torres-Davenport at btorres-davenport@firstpresbyterian.org or 662-4466 ext 342.

Easter morning fellowship - Enjoy coffee and snacks in the Welcome Center between the 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. worship services Easter morning. Note: Coffee Hour will not be held after the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

Bring fresh flowers to add to our Flowering Crosses located outside the Sanctuary on the front steps and in the Monteith Hall vestibule. Store-bought flowers are welcome.


Parking: Please make considerate parking choices to leave open as many spaces near the church as possible for people with mobility issues. Handicapped spaces will be designated in the parking lot on the Hillegonds Chapel side of the church. Parking is permitted on Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street on Sunday mornings and free parking is available in the nearby parking structure at 650 South Forest Avenue.

Lent 2019 - ABIDE: Blessed in the Mess

Life is messy ... messy families, messy faith, messy communities, messy church. Unpack it all with us during Lent.

Messy Movie Nights

Messy Movie Nights are Wednesdays, April 3 and April 10, 5:30– 8:00 p.m. Explore faith with family and friends as we eat, watch a movie, and discuss how Christ is present in mess. Dinner is $5 per person.

Lenten Contemplation

All are welcome to Lenten Contemplation on Wednesdays, 9:00–9:30 a.m., in Monteith Hall, through Wednesday, April 17.

Peeps and Pizza Fair

Peeps Fair 2014Saturday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Team up with family and friends on Saturday, April 13, 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, April 14. RSVP for the pizza lunch here or contact Beca Torres-Davenport at btorres-davenport@firstpresbyterian.org.

Lenten Small Groups

Small groups are forming to explore Final Words from the Cross by Adam Hamilton. In life, in death, and even in the mess, Jesus’ words were powerful and meaningful. Sign up on our website or in the Church Office. More information is available there. Books ($15) may be purchased in the Church Office.

Sign up for a Lenten Small Group

Daily Devotional

Email DevotionalsSign up here for the email devotionals. During Lent, begin each day with a Lenten email devotion written by church members and staff.


Donate Easter Lilies in Memory or Honor

Order Easter lilies in memory or honor of a loved one to beautify our Easter morning worship. Flowers are $17 and can be ordered online or in the Church Office. The donated lilies will be delivered by our deacons to those who are sick or home bound. The submission deadline is Monday, April 15, at noon.

Donate Easter Lilies