Throughout Lent — Interactive prayer stations in Sanctuary
Lenten Wednesdays — Deacon-led evening prayer, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Sundays, weekdays, and online Feb. 18-March 25 — Lenten book study groups
March Sundays — Adult ed: Worship 101, 9:30 a.m.
March 25 — Palm Sunday
March 29 — Maundy Thursday: 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. Tenebrae Service
March 30 — Good Friday Peace Vigil, 7 p.m.
April 1 — Easter: 8 a.m. Bluegrass Service, 9:15 a.m. breakfast, 11 a.m. Traditional Easter Service
"No matter how adept we are at talking with God or interceding for others, every one of us sometimes needs a bit of support in our prayer life. So, where do I go when I need a prayer? Today I share three resources with you, each of which I commend."
The Rev. Deborah Kapp
April 6 — Dinner and a Movie, "Barbershop: The Next Cut," 6 p.m.
April 8 — Second Sunday Sundaes, after worship
April 12 — Evening Division, 6 p.m.
April 13 and 15 — Music at First concert: Artemisia women's trio, 7:30 p.m.
April 14 — All-church cleanup day
April 15 — Reception after worship to celebrate Sanctuary's 100th anniversary
"The cross is a symbol of woundedness. It is a symbol of courage, of anger, and of struggle. God enters the messiness of our lives at all these points, not just in Jesus' death but also in his life. Think of those dusty, sore feet, his hungry belly, his tired body. He was human, and he loved us in our humanness - us - sinners, and lepers, and bent-over old ladies, and tax collectors, and lawyers. Jesus loved and loves all of us."
— Deborah Kapp
March 4, 2018
First United offers a rich variety of opportunities for contemplation throughout Lent. Worshipers can visit interactive prayer stations in the Sanctuary, sharing prayers with deacons on Wednesday evenings. There are signups for book groups. Easter Week offers multiple worship services, including dinner and worship on Maundy Thursday, a peace vigil on Good Friday, and two services on Easter.