Lent is a season of repentance, often experienced through fasting, prayer, giving something up, or doing something extra to try and grow closer to God in the 40 days (excluding Sunday) leading up to Easter. This year our theme for the Lenten Season is “Centered in Christ.” Use our Lent Pack with a calendar sharing an opportunity each day to center ourselves in Christ together individually and as a church family. Pick up your Lent Pack at Drive-Through Communion or download it virtually, by clicking the link here. Below, you can read about special services and studies we’re hosting as we begin this important season together as a church family.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
We began this season of Lent, a season of turning towards God, with Ash Wednesday. Watch our Ash Wednesday Service here.
PALM/PASSION SUNDAY MARCH 28 | 9:00 & 10:30 am
This year for Palm & Passion Sunday, we had a virtual Parade of Palms! You can watch our Palm Sunday services here.
MAUNDY THURSDAY APRIL 1 | 6:00 pm | Meal on Zoom; link is phumc.com/holythursday
Holy Thursday is the night that we remember Jesus gathering for his last supper with his disciples. They gathered around a table for the Passover meal. Since we cannot gather around a table together in person as a church family, we would like to invite all our church family to gather around their eating spaces in their own homes and join in a Thursday meal as we go through the last meal of Jesus and what it means for us today.
As you prepare, you are invited to have at your home the following items for our meal together:
- Bitter Herbs (like lettuce or kale or horseradish)
- Olives or olive oil
- Fruit and nuts (any fruit or nuts can work)
- Unleavened bread (like tortillas or pancakes)
- Fruit juice or wine
So, gather these items and those persons in your household around your table, and join your PHUMC family Thursday evening, April 1st, at 6:00pm on Zoom by clicking the link here.
GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 2 |6:00 pm| Online Worship
This year, we will worship together on Good Friday via Facebook and YouTube with a service of Tenebrae (latin for “darkness”). Through candlelight, video, scripture, and music, we will remember the death of Jesus on the cross and its power for our lives. We hope you’ll join us for this powerful service.