Lent and Easter Schedule

Ash Wednesday: Soup, Seed, and Ash

Seeds are a symbol of Lent, since they are seemingly lifeless until they suddenly begin to bloom. On February 14, join us at 6:00 p.m. for a soup dinner, seed planting, and a worship service in Fellowship Hall. Joyful Noize will sing. We will plant seeds in individual jars, and participants may take their planted seeds home with them to watch them grow throughout Lent. Dinner, glass jars, seeds, and potting soil will be supplied.

Lenten Luncheons: Growing Up When You're Already Grown

On Wednesdays during Lent, come by for lunch and conversation with one of the new pastors in town. Each speaker has been asked to respond to theme "Growing Up When You're Already Grown." The program begins at 12:00 and lasts less than an hour.

  • 2/21 - Scotty Robertson, First Baptist Church
  • 2/28 - Tracey Siegman, First Christian Church
  • 3/7 - Jeri Baker, Monroe Presbyterian Church
  • 3/14 - Michael Isaacs, First Presbyterian Church
  • 3/28 - Patty Anderson-Cook, The Gathering (This is rescheduled from 3/21 because of snow.)

Good Friday: March 30

With Easter falling on a Communion Sunday this year and a meal provided with our Ash Wednesday service, we decided to do a Good Friday service instead of a Maundy Thursday service. Tradition says that Jesus was on the cross for three hours—from noon until 3:00 p.m. During that time, we will have seven different preachers preach each of the phrases Jesus says from the cross. You are not expected to be there the whole time, rather drop-in for a sermon or two. Confirmed preachers include: Edward McNulty, Norm Coleman, Karen Fleming, John Wagner, Barb Nein, and Michael Isaacs.

Easter Sunday: April 1

We will give witness to the ressurecton of Jesus Christ and celebrate new life found in God on April 1 at 10:00 a.m. We will be joined by a brass quartet.

Easter Encore: April 8

Our pastor will be swapping pulpits with the Rev. Sarah Sparks-Franklin from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro. Both will be revisiting their Easter sermons.