Lent and Easter at
Fourth Presbyterian Church


Daily Lenten Devotions
Lenten Sermon Series
“Path of Discipleship” Lenten Series

Palm/Passion Sunday Worship
Holy Week Worship

Easter Sunday Worship

Good Friday and Easter for Children and Families


Palm/Passion Sunday Worship

March 25, 2018
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

March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
12:10 p.m. | Communion Service

7:30 p.m. | Tenebrae Communion Service

March 30, 2018
Good Friday
12:10 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m. | Choral Service

March 31, 2018
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 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
6:30 a.m. | Sunrise Service at Oak Street Beach with Communion

8:00, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m.

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

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

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Good Friday and Easter for Children and Families

Good Friday Children's Program
   Friday, March 30, 2018
   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 1, 2018
   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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Daily Lenten Devotions

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

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Lenten Sermon Series (2017)

Following Jesus through the Gospel of John

In the 2017 Lenten sermons we followed Jesus through the Gospel of John

March 5: John 11:1–44
Jesus raises Lazarus

March 12: John 13:1–17
Jesus washes the disciples’ feet

March 19: John 4:5–30, 39–42
Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well

March 26: John 18:28–40
Jesus goes before Pilate

April 2: John 19:1–16a
Jesus goes before the crowd

April 9 | Palm/Passion Sunday: John 12:12–27, 19:16b–22
Jesus enters Jerusalem and is crucified

April 13 | Maundy Thursday: John 19:23–30
Jesus’ last words

April 14 | Good Friday: John 19:31–42
Jesus’ burial

April 16 | Easter Sunday: John 20:1–18
Jesus’ resurrection

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