February 22nd through March 29th

“Lent” comes from an Old English word, meaning “springtime.” Lent is a time of prayer, reflection, and preparation for new life.

The season of Lent is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call to Ninevah to repent and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness.

As people of faith, we seek to “serve and preserve” God’s world.

~Presbyterian Mission

During the final week, Holy Week, we hear the fullness of Christ’s passion, his death, and resurrection. From Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and on to the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday), all of Holy Week focuses on the passion. As his followers, we travel Christ’s path of servanthood through the Lord’s Supper and the suffering of the cross toward the glory of Easter, all of which underscores the inseparable link between the death and resurrection of Jesus.

This year we’ll explore devotions from Were You There? Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals, by Luke A. Powery.

From the Preface: “There is no lack of pain and suffering in the world. Look around. Read the newspaper. Click on the Internet. Scroll Facebook or read a tweet. Suffering is always present like the paparazzi. It seems to stalk its human prey. Suffering is a part of the broken, sin-sick world. And if there is a theo-musical genre that reminds us of this, it is the Spirituals. They are musical memorabilia created on the anvil of misery by enslaved Blacks. They are sorrow songs. They are suffering songs. However, to sing can be a sting to the reality of suffering. It can be a sign of hope and the presence of God in the midst of agony. This is why they are called the ‘Spirituals’ because they are the Spirit’s song and the Spirit will not be stopped and will blow through every season of life, even liturgical seasons like Lent.”

In Lent, we slow down, take time, and examine our internal spiritual lives and the way we live out our Christian faith

~Presbyterian mission

There are many ways we celebrate Lent and Easter at Faith Presbyterian.  Come and join us!


One Great Hour of Sharing. One of the four annual denominational offerings, OGHS seeks to serve individuals and communities in need and provide safety, sustenance, and hope.

We collect this offering on Palm Sunday. Learn more!


Ash Wednesday, Imposition of ashes. We receive a sign of the cross with ashes as a reminder of our own mortality. February 22nd from 12:00 to 12:30 in the Sanctuary.

Sunday Worship. Come join us in weekly worship at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday Prayer Service, 12 to 12:30 in the Sanctuary. We gather to pray, hold silence, and sing our way through Lent. 12:00 to 12:30 in the Sanctuary.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 2nd. We remember Jesus’ peaceable entry into Jerusalem riding a donkey. 9:30 in the Sanctuary.

Maundy Thursday, April 6th. We remember Jesus’ last supper with his friends before his arrest. 7pm in the Courtyard.

Good Friday, April 7th. Reflecting on the crucifixion of Christ, we remember the love of God in solidarity with the suffering work. 7pm in the Sanctuary.

Easter Sunday, April 9th. We give thanks for new life that God brings out of death. 9:30 in the Sanctuary.

Easter Brunch. We join in fellowship over a potluck meal. 10:45 in the Fellowship Hall.