2016 Lenten and Easter Events
Lenten and Easter Events at GPC
Soup Supper and Lenten Video Series Extended
“Who Is This Man” by John Ortberg continues on Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and 16 and 23 (new date to make up for lost session on March 2). Please join us any time!
Upcoming topics include “A Revolution in Humanity” (March 2) “The Power of Forgiveness” (March 9) “Why It’s a Small World After All” (March 16) and “Three Days That Changed the World” (March 23.) A wonderful Soup Supper begins at 6 p.m. each evening and the video series begins about 6:45 p.m..
Palm Sunday, March 20
Bring your children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren to the narthex at 9:45 a.m. to line up for the Palm Sunday Processional. We will dress the children in Bible-time costumes and recreate Jesus’ historic arrival in Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday Service, March 24
Please join us for a Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by a moving Tenebrae Service with communion in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. Tenebrae is the Latin word for shadows or darkness. The purpose of the Tenebrae gathering is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion, making it a solemn and thought-provoking service.
Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public, children 10 and under are invited to hunt for eggs, a symbol of new life, at GPC. (Older youth and teens are invited to help with the event!) The hunt will be held rain or shine and will also feature a special guest and some special activities.
Activities for Easter Sunday, March 27
Join us for the community Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at the end of Ye Greate Street, outside the old Friends Meeting. Area pastors and musicians will provide worship as the sun comes up!
Breakfast at GPC
Join us after the sunrise service for a hearty breakfast prepared for you by the talented cooks at GPC. Free and open to the public, all are welcome! You do not have to be Presbyterian or attended the sunrise service to come in and chow down!
Worship at GPC at 10 a.m.
Join us for our traditional Easter Service at 10 a.m. with familiar Easter hymns, a short message and the traditional and lovely “flowering of the cross,” where we fill a wooden cross with fresh flowers. There will be some flowers on hand and gardeners are also welcome to bring their own.