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Lent & Easter 2023



Lunch Service

Interfaith Service


A quite moment

of silence and meditation

each Thursday


Holy Week

Palm Sunday Service

& Choral Cantata

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday


Resurrection Sunday Service (online & in-person)

Easter Egg Hunt

Silent Santuary

Ash Wednesday
February 22
Lunch Hour  Service (in-person):
12:00 pm, First United Methodist Church
A short service designed to fit in your lunch break.

Interfaith Service (in-person):
6:30 pm, St. Paul's Lutheran Family
A service of contemplation with our interfaith community

Silent Sanctuary
Thursdays, 12:15-12:45pm
Church Sanctuary

All Are Welcome
Communal Interfaith Experience of God’s Presence in
Historic Candlelit Sanctuary with Stained Glass Windows

12:15 pm-Short Inspirational Reading, Song, or Video
12:25 pm-Bell: Sit in Silence for 20 Minutes
12:45 pm-Bell:Depart in Silence

Bring warm jacket, blanket, shawl, or throw.
Sanctuary is heated but may be cool.

Consider lunch elsewhere before or after prayer time.
Call Sharon Rogers, Hostess, at 775-233-9940 with questions.

Silent Sanctuary will continue on Thursdays after Lent and Easter.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday

April 2, 10am  (in person & online)

Choral Cantata presentation: The Greatest Love

Our Choir and narrators, Pastor Kevin and Michelle Dotts, will present "No Greater Love" by Lloyd Larson on April 2 at our 10:00 a.m. Service. It is based on the verse from John, "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life or his friends". Not only does it follow the great sacrifice that Jesus demonstrated for his followers, but it also reflects the immeasurable gift of the One who subjected Himself to hate, rejection, and ultimately a cruel death on the cross merely because He lived a life of service and love for others.


Lloyd Larson writes: "You or I may never be called upon to sacrifice our life for another person. But each day we likely have opportunity to sacrifice our preferences, our convenience, our time, our resources for the sake of others. Whether noticed or not, it seems to me that this is one of the great lessons to be modeled by those of us who claim to be followers of Christ, who lived a life of perfect love."

Palm Sunday Processional
The annual Palm Sunday procession featuring Jesus and a donkey will start at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 9:30 a.m. and pass in front of First UMC around 9:35 AM, where our choir will join the procession. Come to church early to participate in this annual tradition. Hallelujah!


Maundy Thursday

April 6, 6:30pm  (in person & online)

A special service commemorating the last meal of Jesus with his disciples including a foot washing rite, communion, and music with all our music ministries. Service will end with "stripping the church".

Good Friday

April 7, 12pm

Interfaith Service, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community

Our Interfaith community will gather for a time of prayer and reflection as we await the resurrection of the Savior.

Holy Week

Easter Sunday

The Resurrection

of Our Lord Sunday 

April 9, 10am (in person & online)

We will gather as a church family with all our music ministries to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Eggs will be hidden across the lawns and preschool playground of the church.  Children are all invited to join in the hunt following the 10am service.


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