Lenten Journey to Easter
During the five weeks of Lent we will explore what it means to follow Jesus in the way of the cross.
Ash Wednesday Services
7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.
12:15 and 7:00 p.m.
Church Women United - Community Lenten Luncheons
Thursdays during Lent
Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church at 701 Westminster St.
(located one block north of Munson Ave. at the light on Airport Access Rd.)
$3 donation suggested for local missions
Agenda consists of 11:30 a.m. Luncheon (sandwiches & dessert), 12:00 noon Special Music and 12:30 p.m. Message.
March 24 - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Seder Meal
March 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Gather around tables to share food and the message of this holy night.
Good Friday Worship Services
Community Service, The Seven Last Words of Christ
March 29 - 12:10 to 3 p.m.
Pastors from the Traverse City Area
Tenebrae Service: Service of Diminishing Light
Friday, March 29 - 8:00 p.m.
Gather in the dim light of the sanctuary to recall the final hours of Jesus' life and his crucifixion
Saturday, March 30
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A time of individual quiet prayer and reflection. Come and go as you are able or sign up for a half hour block. You may, also, light a small candle to place on the altar. The 12 hour vigil will be divided into half hour segments. One or more persons may participate during each segment. You may, come and go any time during the day, whether or not you have signed up for a specific time. The Cass Street entrance will be used. Sign-up sheets are available after today’s service. Paul Welch, artist and member of Central, will sketch a symbol of Holy Week during part of the vigil, as an act of prayer. For more details call Margaret Knapp at 267-5797.
Easter Sunday Worship Services
Sunrise Service at Grielickville Park (between Harbor West Marina & TC Yacht Club) - 7:00 a.m.
Early Morning Chapel Service - 8:00 a.m.
Well Worship Service - 9:00 a.m.
Traditional Easter Service - 11:00 a.m.
Lent Educational Opportunities
Journey to the Cross - 2 offerings
Sunday, February 17 - Following both services
Wednesday, February 20 - 6:30 p.m.
3rd Floor Education Wing
Walk along the path that Jesus walked during his last days on earth. Experiences focused on Jesus' love and forgiveness demonstrates the real meaning of Easter; Christ's victory over death. All ages are welcome to learn about the cross in a way that everyone can understand and no one will forget.
Heroes Elementary Youth Group
Wednesdays, February 13 - March 20
1st - 5th grades
During Lent Heroes will be doing a study based on the book, "The Easter Garden." For more information on the book click here.
Sunday, March 24
Beginning of the 11:00 a.m. Service
On the Sunday before Easter, all children are invited to participate in a short re-creation of Jesus entering Jerusalem by waving palms and joining the congregation in chanting "Hosanna." Children will proceed to the alter from the Gathering Place to enjoy Children's time.
Wednesday, March 13
6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Join us for this great Lenten activity. See making a cross as a spiritual practice that will draw you closer to God and deepen a life lived for Christ. Each attendee will use found materials to create their own cross. Bring things you have around the house (craft supplies, driftwood, found items) or use what we’ve collected at church. The practice of making a cross takes you beyond analytic thinking, and offers a way of prayer where understanding comes from doing.
Sundays, March 10 and 17, April 7, 14, 21
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Leader: Ruth Jones
This new opportunity uses a version of the Bible written in story form. This study will be a great opportunity for Lent and beyond as we reflect on the Easter story. These 5 lessons will come from the gospel stories of Jesus life, starting with his ministry and finishing with the new beginnings of Christianity after the resurrection. The Story version of the Bible is available in the church office for $10 for those who are interested in having their own copy.
222 Cass Street Traverse City, Michigan 49684