Join us as we move through the Lenten journey and into the excitement of Easter and the promise of the Risen Christ. For 2021, worship opportunities will be offered in a variety of formats.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Begin the journey into Lent, and onward to the cross, with this worship service through our Worship at Home page, as we launch our 2021 Lenten series. Again and again, we mess up, we lament, we doubt. Yet again and again, God meets us and offers us a new way forward.
This Lent, we invite you to come to God in prayer again & again. We have placed a framed screen on the front steps of St. Paul's and invite you to add your prayers. Woven together, our prayers will fill the shape of an ampersand (the & symbol). Please click here or scroll down to the next section and read more about this invitation and God's holy "and."
Commemorate both the triumphant arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the turn the crowd takes. Worship at Home (click here!). The scripture selection for the day is John 12:1-19, with a message from Pastor Pat and special music from organist Marvin Mills.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the events of the day before Jesus’s execution, including The Last Supper and the arrest of Jesus. Micah Smartt will share the message this year. You will be able to watch the worship service on our Worship at Home page.
Good Friday, also sometimes called Black Friday, commemorates the crucifixion and death of Christ. Pastor Pat Allen and Pastor Kate will craft a service available through our Worship at Home page.
Dr. Meg Baker is already hard at work devising a way to safely enjoy Easter crafts and children's activities in 2021. Stay tuned!
6:30 am - Clum Kennedy Park
9:00 am - Reinhardt Park
10:30 am - Reinhardt Park
Celebrate the message of hope made alive in the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Currently we plan to have these worship services in-person, outdoors. The First Service of Easter will be held in the garden-like setting of Clum-Kennedy Park (with parking available in the lot between Johnson's flowers and Old Town Market on Kensington Parkway).
We plan for both the 9:00 & 10:30 services to be held in Reinhardt Park directly across the street from St. Paul's front doors. All services will meet or exceed the covid-related safety standards set by Montgomery County officials.
As with our outdoor services in the past year, please bring your own chairs, plan to maintain distance and mask use, and dress for whatever the weather might bring. More details will be available in the March edition of the Epistle newsletter.