Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14, 2019

  • 8:45 am: Worship in the Chapel and Sanctuary. There will be a palm procession during the service.
  • 9:45 am: Intergenerational Brunch in the Social Hall.
  • 10:40 am: We will join with the Episcopal Church of the Advent for a “Blessing of the Palms”. Come to Montgomery Commons at 10:40am for a brief service (Montgomery Commons is bordered by the Advent, the Mary Black Foundation, First Presbyterian, and the Piedmont Club).
  • 11:00 am: After the service in Montgomery Commons, there will be Palm Procession, with a donkey, up to the Sanctuary.

Palms will be provided by the Sanctuary Guild at all worship services.



Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:30pm // Sanctuary
A service of readings in darkness with communion, remembering Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples before his crucifixion.


Good Friday

Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:15-8:55 am // Chapel
This year we have added an early morning Good Friday service at First Presbyterian. It features scripture, hymns, and music. Nursery provided for ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:15-12:55 pm // Chapel
The Good Friday service is an annual tradition at First Presbyterian. It features scripture, hymns, and music by the Chancel Choir. 


Easter

Sunday, April 21, 2019

  • 6:45 am: Sunrise Service // Columbarium, rain location in the Chapel.
  • 8:45 am: Worship Services in the Sanctuary and MorningSong (Fogartie Hall)
  • 10:15 am: Butterfly Release and Hot Cross Buns // Front Lawn
    • At this special event, we remember the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Since ancient times, the butterfly has served as a symbol of Jesus' beautiful transformation following his crucifixion and death. The butterfly also reminds us of our final resurrection and eternal life, when we will all be changed.
  • 11:00 am: Worship Service in the Sanctuary

Cross of Flowers / / Front Lawn
The Cross of Flowers is an annual First Pres Easter event. Members and guests are invited to place flowers in the rough-hewn cross, which is erected by the Sanctuary Guild on the Lawn of the church, as they come to worship on Easter. This cross, full of spring flowers, represents the new life we receive through Christ's resurrection.