Welcome to the Season of Lent at Northminster Presbyterian Church!
The season of Lent is a journey with Jesus: 40 days in the deserted wilderness – that moves steadily towards the noise of Jerusalem, loud Hosannas, sleepy denial, and bold betray – all leading to the miracle of the empty tomb.
- What unexpected places were discovered along the way?
- What unexpected places were sacred for Jesus and those he encountered?
- What unexpected places might become sacred for us as a community of faith and individuals as we take this journey of faith?
You are invited to join us at Northminster Presbyterian Church this Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday, February 22 as we discover unexpected sacred places while we move toward the cross of Good Friday and the empty tomb of Easter Sunday.
We look forward to seeing you!
March 20th - March 31st
Labyrinth | Regular Church Hours
Take time for quiet reflection and contemplation this season with a limited-time labyrinth in the chapel. The space will be available during normal church hours and we ask that you remove your shoes before entering the space. A special brochure guide is available to lead you during your walk. The labyrinth, on loan from our friends at Second Presbyterian, will return on March 20th and remain through the end of the month.
Sunday, March 26th
Sunday Morning Service | 10:00 am
We invite you every Sunday morning for our regular Sunday worship service!
Sound & Spirit: Messiah and Spirituals | 4:00 pm
The Northminster Chancel Choir, orchestra, and soloists perform Handel's timeless classic oratorio Messiah (part II) and African-American spirituals. Vocal artists include Alejandra Martinez, Soprano; Amber McKoy, Mezzo-Soprano; John Wesley Wright, Tenor; and Sam Spade, Bass.
Wednesday, March 29th
Wednesday Night Adult Study - Lent | 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday night from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, our Adult Study series is led by Mary Beth Riner, who for 30 years has practiced Centering Prayer. Sessions will include an opening chant, check-in, 10 minutes of silent prayer, reading a passage, discussing assigned readings from the book Open Mind, Open Heart by Father Thomas Keating, and receiving a parting object to carry home for daily practice.
Sunday, April 2nd
Palm Sunday Service | 10:00 am
Don't forget our Palm Sunday service on April 2nd! A parade of palms with children leading the way and a celebration of communion as we prepare to start Holy Week together.
Tuesday, April 4th
Orders close today! Please consider a $25 donation for plants and décor used throughout the Lenten season. The plants that decorate the sanctuary will later be used on the westside project! You may make your donation in memory of, or in honor of a loved one, and your dedication will be printed in the Easter bulletins.
Please note that plants will not be taken home following Easter service and will be used to decorate the westside playground.
Thursday, April 6th
Maundy Thursday Service | 7:00 pm
Join us for our Maundy Thursday service on April 7th at 7:00 pm. Gathered around the table of the last supper, we will encounter the visible symbols of Jesus' last earthly night: water, bread, and silver. Holy Communion will be served.
Friday, April 7th
Good Friday Service | 7:00 pm
Join us for our Good Friday service on April 7th at 7:00 pm. The ancient service of Tenebrae includes readings, anthems, hymns, and the extinguishing of candles. featuring Northminster's chancel choir and guest instrumentalists.
Saturday, April 8th
Easter Egg Hunt & Tinker Coffee Cart | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Join us for Northminster's annual Easter egg hunt! In addition to our 10:30 am egg hunt, we will have activities & snacks (as well as a Tinker House coffee cart) before and after the hunt as well as open tours of the church throughout the morning. In case of rain, we will move our egg hunt inside to The Gathering Place, Calvin Hall, and the Youth Rooms. This event is free and open to the public! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Nancy Fortenberry.
- 10:00 am - Registration and activity station for kids
- 10:30 am - Easter egg hunt begins (Preschoolers on the playground, Elementary on the greenspace around the church)
- 11:00 - 11:30 am - Activity stations and snacks
Please note that the south parking lot will be blocked off and all parking will be in the north parking lot (or street if available).
Sunday, April 9th
Easter Service | 10:00 am
Mark your calendars for our Easter Sunday service at 10:00 am! Join us during our regular worship time for a joyful celebration of the resurrection.