Lent and Easter at
Fourth Presbyterian Church

Daily Lenten Devotions
Lenten “Path of Discipleship” Series

Ash Wednesday Worship
“Ashes on the Way”

Palm/Passion Sunday Worship
Holy Week Worship
Easter Sunday Worship
Easter Brunch

Good Friday and Easter for Children and Families

Daily Lenten Devotions

Written by Fourth Church members and staff, every year our daily Lenten devotions are available in a variety of ways beginning on March 6:

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Ash Wednesday Worship

March 6, 2019
12:10 p.m. | Communion and Imposition of Ashes

7:30 p.m. | Communion and Imposition of Ashes

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Ashes on the Way

Pastors and Fourth Church members will be present in the Narthex and outside the Sanctuary between 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 6. During that time they will impose ashes for those in our community who are unable to be with us for worship but who find the ashes a meaningful way to mark the beginning of this season of repentance and reflection.

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Palm/Passion Sunday Worship

The Palm/Passion Sunday worship times are the same as our regular weekly Sunday worship schedule.

April 14, 2019
8:00 a.m. | Communion

9:30 and 11:00 a.m. | Children’s Palm Procession

4:00 p.m. | Jazz Service with Communion

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Holy Week Worship

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Maundy Thursday
12:10 p.m. | Communion Service

7:30 p.m. | Tenebrae Communion Service

April 19, 2019
Good Friday
12:10 p.m. | Good Friday Service

5:30 p.m. | Children’s Program in Buchanan Chapel

7:30 p.m. | Choral Service

April 20, 2019
Holy Saturday
8:00 p.m. | Easter Vigil

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Easter Sunday Worship

Please note that the last morning service on Easter Sunday begins at 11:30 a.m.

April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday
6:30 a.m. | Sunrise Service at Oak Street Beach, with Communion

8:00, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. service is live-streamed at www.bit.ly/FPCworship

9:30 a.m. | Children’s Program in the Gratz Center

4:00 p.m. | Jazz Service with Communion

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Easter Brunch

Join Fourth Church members and friends, families and individuals, for our annual Easter brunch at 12:30 p.m. in the Borwell Dining Room on Easter Sunday, April 21.

The menu will include sliced ham, crisp bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fresh fruit, waffles and syrup, Danish, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk.

All are invited for this special time of fellowship and celebration!

Reservations (required) can be made online or by contacting Anne Ellis

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Good Friday and Easter for Children and Families

Good Friday Children's Program
   Friday, April 19, 2019
   5:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Although Good Friday is a vital component of the Easter story, the difficult subject of Jesus’ death is often omitted for children in favor of the easier celebrations of Palm Sunday and Easter morning. In order to help children better understand the Easter story, our Children’s Good Friday program is designed to help introduce Jesus’ death to them without overwhelming them with details.

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Easter Sunday Children’s Event

   Sunday, April 21, 2019
   9:30 a.m. on the fourth and fifth floors of the Gratz Center

An Easter program for children four years of age through fifth grade is held at 9:30 a.m. on Easter morning. All children begin the morning together and then rotate between three different rooms, where they interact with figures from the Gospel stories and make Easter crafts. Children are then invited to go on an Easter egg hunt throughout the fifth floor of the Gratz Center.

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