Lent And Easter

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The goal of the Lenten Season is to enrich the spirit and draw closer to Jesus Christ through the lessons imparted by His Resurrection.

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 6 weeks before Easter. The congregation gathers to hear the first message of Lent, to prepare them for the season.

Each Wednesday after Ash Wednesday, the congregation hosts a dinner followed by a short worship service and discussion time. All are welcome.

Palm Sunday falls on the Sunday before Easter. The congregation sings the joyous “Hosanna” and every member receives a palm.

Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. The solemn worship service and Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday recalls Jesus’ trial and sentencing by Pontius Pilate. The worship service on Good Friday recalls Jesus’ death on the cross.
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On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. Worship begins with a service at dawn. Originally, this service took place on burial grounds, but East Hills, being established in the 20th century, has no burial grounds, so we carry the service outside (weather permitting) and view the sunrise in the front yard of the church as we worship, accompanied by a brass choir. A breakfast follows for all.

Two more services follow for Easter Sunday, at 9 and 11 A.M.

Please see our calendar page for a list of Holy Week services

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