Holy Week at First Presbyterian Church

Apr, 14, 2019

Christians around the world will usher in Holy Week on Palm Sunday, April 14.

Here are the dates to note in your calendar:

  • Palm Sunday, April 14
  • Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, April 18
  • Easter & City-Wide Sunrise Service, April 21

The Tenebrae Service will be in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. A solemn service with scripture read by candlelight, it reminds us of Jesus’ final hours from the Last Supper to his death on the cross.

This year’s Easter Sunrise service at Romare Bearden Park will be at 7 a.m. on April 21. About a dozen churches and a community choir are expected to participate. Gail Henderson-Belsito, Director of Worship at Caldwell Presbyterian Church and a well-known face at First Presbyterian Church, will preach. Breakfast pastries and coffee will be available at the park during fellowship after the service.

In the Sanctuary, worship will be at 9 and 11 a.m., with a butterfly release for children, the flowering of the cross and fellowship at 10 a.m.