Christmas Eve

We offer an early service for all ages with storytelling and song, and a later service more contemplative in nature, which follows the lessons and carols tradition. Both services conclude with a festival of candles as we sing “Silent Night.”

Ash Wednesday

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and a quiet evening worship experience, often in a location other than the sanctuary. Lent is a time to make a break from the past and to grasp the opportunity to make a fresh start. A ritual brings home the blessing of God’s forgiveness. Holy Communion is offered, and all are welcome to receive.

Holy Week

Beginning with Palm/Passion Sunday, the journey through Holy Week to Easter leads us through every human emotion. In worship on Palm/Passion Sunday we recall Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and the sobering events that followed. The Chancel Choir often leads us in a special musical presentation that includes several guest vocalists and instrumentalists. On Maundy Thursday we recall Jesus’ commandment to “love one another as I have loved you”. This evening starts in the “Upper Room” (Pilgrim Hall) with a soup supper and is followed by the ancient ritual of scriptures and candles called The Office of Tenebrae, and Holy Communion. Easter morning worship includes exciting music, an uplifting message for all ages, and festive sanctuary adornment.