The 6 weeks leading up to Easter are historically known as Lent. This is a season where we go deep into our faith and consider Jesus' sacrifice for us. There are many opportunities to go deeper during this season. Check out a Small Group, additional worship times, and 21 days of prayer.
We walk through a season of shadows and gallows; a season in which we feel we have gone too far and done too much wrong. The weight of the sadness, loneliness, and fear shackle us under a heavy burden. I am not sure there is hope or forgiveness or life for me.
At the same time, there is a beating heart, an amazing love, and a rising revival; Jesus lives and dies and lives again in this season we call Lent. Jesus knows my name, forgives my mistakes, and offers me an amazing life. With Jesus, I am coming alive…really alive!
I want nothing more than Jesus first in my heart. So, before I do anything during this season of shadows and gallows I will seek a closer relationship with Jesus. Oh, I don’t deserve this amazing love; but Jesus gives His life to give me His love!
I pray my stone-cold heart and my stubborn will can finally yield to the amazing grace of the Lord God. I yield my rebel heart to Jesus. I pray Jesus will rush in to rescue me…again.
We begin the season of Lent with an invitation. The invitation is to turn from our bad habits and our sin or wrongs and turn to Jesus.
Here at First Church we also practice the ancient tradition of placing the symbol of the cross on our foreheads with ash.
You won't want to miss the powerful worship experience on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
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.
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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, April 14 and we will worship at our regular times - Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 & 10:30.
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 sacrifice through Holy Communion.
On Maundy Thursday, April 18, we will gather at 7:00 p.m. for worship and Communion.
The day known as 'Good Friday' is one of deep reflection. On this day we remember how Jesus took the punishment for our sins and died on the cross. While it is a sad story, we call it 'Good' because it is through this loving action we can become children of God.
This year we will worship at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and have a lite lunch afterward.
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 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.