Lent & Easter Worship & Events

Lenten Season at Friendship Celebration 2019  

The season of Lent is a time when the church reflects upon the suffering and salvation accomplished by our Lord and Savior.  Because of the cross, we have great consolation knowing our sins are forgiven.  Lent is also a call to personal repentance and a time to recommit ourselves as followers of Jesus. 

 As part of our Lenten journey this year, we will focus on certain questions that Jesus asks. There are hundreds of questions to consider—some are more significant than others.  Some questions Jesus definitively answered Himself.  Answers to other questions are more elusive or open-ended.  Yet, the question is always worth considering.  Often Jesus precedes new teaching with a question as a way of opening up the heart.

 You are invited to take part in special worship opportunities throughout Lent and Holy Week.     

 March 6: Ash Wednesday -- “Do you want to be healed?” (John 5:6)

 March 13: Lenten Midweek -- “For who is greater, one who reclines or one who serves?” (Luke 22:27)

 March 20: Lenten Midweek -- “But who do you say I am?” (John 14:9/Matthew 16:13)

 March 27: Lenten Midweek -- “For what can a man give in return for his soul? (Mark 8:37)

April 3: Lenten Midweek -- “Do you want to go away as well?” (John 6:67)

April 10: Lenten Midweek -- “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not do as I tell you? (Luke 6:46)

April 14: Palm Sunday -- “Are you able to drink the cup that I drink?” (Mark 10:38)

April 18: Maundy Thursday -- “Do you understand what I have done to you?” (John 13:12)

April 19: Good Friday -- “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46)

April 21: Easter Sunday -- “Why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” (John 20:15)

 Ash Wednesday, March 6th – 7:00 pm (Holy Communion) (optional imposition of ashes)

Wednesdays, Soup Suppers 6:00 pm; worship 7:00 pm, “Questions Jesus Asks”

▪ Palm Sunday, April 14th – 8:15 & 11:00 am (with Celebration Choir)

▪ Maundy Thursday, April 18th – 7:00 pm (Holy Communion)

▪ Good Friday, April 19th – 7:00 pm (with Celebration Choir)

▪ Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20th – 1:00 pm (up to 6th grade)

Easter Sunday, April 21st (Holy Communion)

  • Sunrise Service 7:00 am on the Patio
  • Worship Services (with Celebration Choir) 8:15 am & 11:00 am
  • Easter Breakfast 9:15-10:30 am
  • Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am

 Through this season of Lent, it is our prayer that the ministry efforts of our church would be used by the Holy Spirit to change hearts, deepen love, and strengthen faith in Jesus.  Thinking and acting anew is a sign we have heard the question and received the answer. If you have needs or questions of any kind, please contact Pastor Matt, Pastor Tom, or contact the church office and we will put you in touch with one of the Elders.