Worship and Activities During Lent 2015

February 18
Ash Wednesday
7pm in the Sanctuary

February 22
First Sunday in Lent

February 25
Centering Prayer & Meditation*
7-8pm in the CE Commons

March 1
Second Sunday in Lent
Reception of New Members

March 4
Centering Prayer & Meditation

March 8
Third Sunday in Lent
Building Rededication Ceremony

March 11
Centering Prayer & Meditation

March 14
Getting Real With God**
Reclaiming the Christian Spiritual Practice of Lament
8am-2pm in the Pearson Room

March 15
Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 18
Centering Prayer & Meditation

March 22
Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 25
Centering Prayer & Meditation


March 29
Palm Sunday

Morning Worship, 10am: We mark the last week of Jesus’ life, from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem through his arrest and trial, to his death on the cross. Join us after worship for Palm Sunday Brunch! Evening Worship @the Well, 6:15pm: We celebrate Palm Sunday, and Pam Cochrane preaches on Mark 1:1-11.

April 2
Maundy Thursday, 7pm in Clark Hall

The Maundy Thursday Service celebrates Jesus’ last supper with his disciples with communion, reflection, and prayer at 7pm in Clark Hall.

April 3
Good Friday, 7pm in the Sanctuary

Using scripture and candle light, we face the difficult story of Jesus’ death on Good Friday. This moving service includes readings by Confirmation Class and music from the River Rock Band.


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Last year’s Easter Sunrise Service. Photo by Paul Topalian.

April 5
Easter Worship

6am Sunrise Service

9am & 11am Morning Worship

(No Evening Worship)

Sunrise Service: It has become a tradition to gather atop the hill at the Old Belfry (behind Hancock Church) for a simple Easter Sunrise worship service of singing, scripture, communion, and sharing the names of loved ones who have died. Park in the Cary Library lot, and climb the pathway across Clarke St. Dress warmly for the spring sunrise.

9am & 11am Morning Worship: Two full worship services are held in the sanctuary for Easter Sunday! Our Chancel Choir is joined by brass quartet and timpani for a festive morning of music, including our annual singing of the Hallelujah Chorus! Children worship with their families. Childcare provided for infants and toddlers.

April 12
Special Easter Celebration
Evening Worship @the Well
6:15pm in Clark Hall

Please join us the Second Sunday of Easter on April 12 for a special Gospel Night at Worship @the Well. The New England Gospel Ensemble provides a night of rousing music to celebrate the resurrection!


*Centering Prayer & Meditation will take place every Wednesday during Lent beginning Feb. 25-Mar. 25th. We will gather from 7-8pm in the CE Commons. The first half-hour will be silent centering prayer, and the second half-hour will be open to quiet meditation and reflection. Pam Cochrane, Acting Minister of Faith Formation, will facilitate the sessions. This is an opportunity to learn and hone your personal prayer practice. All are welcome to one or all sessions.

**Read more about Getting Real With God: Reclaiming the Christian Spiritual Practice of Lament.