Lent and Easter at
Fourth Presbyterian Church


Daily Lenten Devotions
“Path of Discipleship” Lenten Series
Interfaith Passover Seder

Easter Flowers to Decorate the Sanctuary

Lenten Sermon Series
Lenten Taizé Service
Palm/Passion Sunday Worship
Holy Week Worship

Easter Sunday Worship

Good Friday and Easter for Children and Families

Daily Lenten Devotions

Written by Fourth Church members and staff on scripture texts related to our Lenten “Path of Discipleship” class, daily Lenten devotions are available in a variety of ways:

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Lenten Sermon Series

Following Jesus through the Gospel of John

In this year’s Lenten sermons we will follow 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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Palm/Passion Sunday Worship

Please note that the last service of the morning will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Palm/Passion Sunday and also on Easter Sunday.

April 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. | Communion

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

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

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Holy Week Worship

April 13, 2017
Maundy Thursday
12:10 p.m. | Communion Service

7:30 p.m. | Tenebrae Communion Service


April 14, 2017
Good Friday
12:10 p.m.

5:30 p.m. | Children’s Experience in Buchanan Chapel
Matt Helms leading

7:30 p.m. | Choral Service


April 15, 2017
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 16, 2017
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 Event in the Gratz Center
Matt Helms leading

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

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Good Friday and Easter for Children and Families

Good Friday Children's Experience
   Friday, April 14, 2017
   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 Experience 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 16, 2017
   9:30 a.m. on the fourth and fifth floors of the Gratz Center

An Easter Experience 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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