Lent and Easter Services

In Lent, we acknowledge our need to repent and turn from sin and lay aside the non-essentials, so that we may open to receive and hold the essence of the gospel of Jesus Christ, with all of his love, mercy and forgiveness. From Ash Wednesday through the services of Holy Week, we spend these forty days preparing for Easter Sunday: the affirmation, celebration, and proclamation of Christ's resurrection.

See below for our schedule of services, in-person and online.

Ash Wednesday 2024
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Ash Wednesday

We begin the season of Lent by preparing ourselves to participate anew in Christ’s death and resurrection. Both services include the imposition of ashes.

6:00 PM in the Sanctuary & Online
A shorter, family-friendly service with the children’s choirs.

7:30 PM in the Sanctuary & Online
A traditional service led by choir.

Brahms Requiem 2024
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Brahms Requiem

 The Westminster Choir & Monticello Chamber Orchestra lead us in worship with Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. This German-language work, composed between 1865-1868, takes its text from the Luther Bible rather than the usual Latin Mass, and emphasizes comfort, hope, and victory over death.

10:50 AM in the Sanctuary & Online
The first movement of the Requiem will serve as the prelude, so please arrive early!

The 8:30 AM service in the Chapel is the traditional service at that time.

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Palm Sunday 2024
Sunday, March 24, 2024

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. On this feast day we commemorate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Join us between services for a pancake breakfast! 

8:30 AM in the Chapel & 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & Online

9:30 AM Pancake Breakfast in Fellowship Hall 
No adult, youth, or children’s formation hour

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Maundy Thursday 2024
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Maundy Thursday

Just as Jesus broke bread with his friends during the evening meal, we invite you to gather as we remember and rejoice as the community of faith at the Lord's Table.

7:30 PM in the Sanctuary & Online

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Good Friday 2024
Friday, March 29, 2024

Good Friday

We are invited to meditate on the suffering of Christ and his crucifixion through Scripture and music.

7:30 PM in the Sanctuary & Online

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Easter Vigil 2024
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Easter Vigil

A service traditionally meant to last from the night before Easter until the sunrise of Easter morning, the Easter Vigil recalls all of salvation history, culminating in a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Join together to celebrate Jesus’ light returning to the world with fire and music, Holy Communion, and a loud Easter Acclamation!

8:30 PM in the Courtyard & Chapel
This service begins in the Courtyard and moves into the Chapel and will end around 9:50 PM.

Easter Sunday 2024
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday

We celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord! On this day, the church joyfully proclaims the good news that is at the very heart of the gospel: that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.

7:00 AM Sunrise on the lawn
8:30 AM in the Sanctuary
11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & Online | Prelude at 10:30 AM

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