Lent & Easter 2021

The 6 weeks leading up to Easter are historically known as Lent. This is a season where we intensify our focus on Jesus' sacrifice for us. There are many opportunities to take a positive step on your spiritual journey this season. Check out a Small Group, additional worship times, and 21 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Kindness.


For more information on our worship, including current health measures, please visit our Worship Page.

Message Series

More people love the idea of Jesus than love the living Jesus.  We are fascinated by the miracles, healings, and wonders performed by Jesus, but we struggle to really trust the Son of God who did these amazing things.

 

During Lent, we will rediscover Jesus’ love and grow our confidence in Jesus’ Word.  We will invite you to move from distraction with life to devotion to Jesus.  Instead of chasing all the things and people that distract us, we can focus on Jesus who is inviting us to come and follow Him every day.  

 

If you are tired of being exhausted and bored or are weary of wondering about the meaning of life or the possibility of real love, I invite you to join us as we explore, “How To Follow Jesus!”  Your thinking will be challenged and your heart will be transformed.

Holy Week

The week leading up to Easter Sunday we walk with Jesus and revisit His final moments before his death and resurrection. Join us for our additional worship services this week.


For more information on our worship gatherings click here.

  • Palm Sunday

    The Sunday before Easter we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We have a Palm Parade where our children wave palm branches and sing. We are invited to reflect on why Jesus came into our world.


    Palm Sunday is Sunday, March 28 and we will worship at our regular times - Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 & 10:30.

  • Maundy Thursday

    The word 'Maundy' is derived from the Latin word for 'command.' The command refers to the instructions Jesus gave at the Last Supper - That we should love and serve one another, remember Jesus always, and go make disciples. We remember Jesus and His example of humility.

         

    Observing the Lord's Supper on Maundy Thursday is a powerful reminder of how we are to live the Christian life (Philippians 2:1-11). 


    On Maundy Thursday, April 1, we will gather at 7:00 p.m. for worship and the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.

  • Good Friday

    What's so good about Christ dying? Why call the day of Jesus’ death “Good Friday” instead of “Bad Friday” or something similar? 


    Regardless of the origin, the name Good Friday is entirely appropriate because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins. Today we remember that "It is finished." (John 19:30).


    This year we will worship at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2 and have a lite lunch afterward.

  • Easter

    The hope of our Christian faith is the empty tomb. Jesus conquered sin, death, and hell itself! Jesus has opened the door for anyone who would believe in Him to have a real relationship with the God of the universe.


    Easter Sunday and Holy Saturday worship will take place during each of our regular worship times - Saturday, April 3 at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday, April 4 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Small Groups

While we offer small groups throughout most of the year, we encourage everyone to try a Small Group for the 6 weeks leading up to Easter.


Visit our Small Groups page to connect to a group.

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Ash Wednesday

We begin the journey to Easter with an invitation to turn from our bad habits and turn to Jesus on a day called 'Ash Wednesday.'


Here at First Church we practice the ancient tradition of placing the symbol of the cross on our foreheads with ash in a worship gathering. This year Ash Wednesday Worship will be February 14 at 7:00 p.m.