Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

 

Ash Wednesday

March 1
Join us as we welcome the season of Lent. At 6:15 p.m. in the Little Chapel, we’ll have a short, 15-minute service for children and families that introduces the season in a child-friendly way. At 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, join us for a meditative service with the reading of Scripture, prayers, hymns, and the ritual of the imposition of ashes. Childcare available.

 

Walk “The Way of the Cross” during your Lenten journey

Hanging on the walls of The Little Chapel you will find fifteen hand-stitched panels that represent Jesus' journey to the cross. Christians have, for centuries, made this symbolic walk to enhance their Lenten devotions. There is a guide available for your walk with ideas and prayers to assist your pilgrimage. They are located on the back, long table. Please feel free to visit, view, read and reflect. May God bless your experience with renewed faith.
 

A 6-week Lenten Small Group, reading John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton

As we journey through Lent and prepare ourselves for Easter, consider joining with other Glenn members for reading and discussion of John. To connect with a group (see a few options here) or start a new one, contact Rev. Susan Pinson. The books are available in the church office for a $5 donation.
 

Palm Sunday

April 9
Worship services at 8:30 a.m. in The Little Chapel, 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, and The Gathering at 5:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem as we begin Holy Week.
 

Maundy Thursday Service

April 13
7:00 p.m.
 

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

April 14
Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a somber and reflective service of prayer, song, Scripture readings, and meditation. Childcare provided.
 

Saturday Easter Vigil

April 15
8:30 p.m. outside the Sanctuary. Through what is traditionally called the Paschal Triduum, the Church remembers and celebrates Christ’s last meal with his disciples, his crucifixion, and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Great Easter Vigil is an ancient service that normally took place between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Morning. Join us in remembrance of the Lord’s Passover.
 

Easter Sunday

April 16

We invite all ages to bring a few buds of fresh flowers - whether from a blooming tree at home or a special Easter gift - to decorate the Easter Cross.

7:15 a.m. - Sunrise Service
Join with our Emory Wesley Fellowship students on the front lawn for a short service (about 30 minutes) that will "tell the old, old Story" through song, Scripture, meditation, and prayer as we greet the rising of the sun.

8:30 a.m. - Worship
A traditional Easter service in the Sanctuary that ends with an invitation for members of the congregation to join the Chancel Choir in singing Handel’s magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus.”

9:15 a.m. - Easter Sunday Brunch
All are invited to the Ward Hall for a special time of fellowship and food. Bring your favorite brunch treat to share (no nuts please). Easter crafts will be available for children.

10:00 a.m. - Sing-a-long in the Amphitheater
Bring a blanket to sit with your family!

10:30 a.m. - Special Music begins
A half hour of sacred pre-service music is provided by Dr. Timothy Albrecht, Glenn and Emory University Organist, accompanied by trumpeters and timpanists. 

11:00 a.m. - Worship
A traditional Easter service in the Sanctuary that ends with an invitation for members of the congregation to join the Chancel Choir in singing Handel’s magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Childcare provided at all services except the sunrise service.