Lenten Events Calendar 2012

Holy Week – April 1 to April 8

During Holy Week, we recount the final events in the life of Jesus, ending with his execution for proclaiming a radical message inviting all to live God’s dream of a Kingdom where forgiveness, compassion, and self-giving replace the ways of judgment, power, and division.


Maundy Thursday Service – Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

Come and celebrate Jesus’ institution of a special meal to help us connect to God and each other in one Spirit, and a ritual of foot washing to help us remember Jesus’ command to love one another.  Pre-worship Taize music begins at 7pm.


Good Friday Meditation with Labyrinth – Friday, April 6, 12 pm – 3 pm

Come and use this outdoor walking meditation to enter Jesus’ spirit of self-giving during the hours in which we remember his crucifixion and death. Ecumenical Good Friday Service, noon, First United Methodist Church,                     16th and I St.


Good Friday Tenebrae Service – Friday, April 6, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

In this dramatic candle-light service that ends in darkness, we reflect on the story of Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death on a cross.  Several local churches will participate with us in this service.


Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, April 8, 6:30 am, Lawn

This simple service led by Sandy Sample celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and resurrection in our own lives.


Easter Sunday Service – Sunday, April 8, Sanctuary

We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with joyful music and praise.