Join us for Lenten and Easter Services…
7:30 a.m. | Imposition of Ashes | Chapel
12 p.m. | Imposition of Ashes | Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. | Imposition of Ashes | Sanctuary with Children’s choirs
Student Ministries Small Groups will attend the 6:30 p.m. service rather than meeting in host homes.
Maundy Thursday Communion
April 13 | 12 in the Chapel and 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Commemorate the Last Supper in one of two services on Thursday, April 13. Music & Fine Arts staff members present a chanted reading of the St. John Passion at 12 p.m. in the Chapel, followed by communion. The St. Cecilia Women’s Choir leads music at the evening communion service at 7 p.m.
Good Friday Service of the Tenebrae
April 14 | 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
Latin for “shadows” or “darkness,” the Tenebrae service features a gradual extinguishing of the light as we remember Christ’s Passion. The Chancel Choir provides musical leadership in this service.
Anticipation of Easter
Saturday, April 15 | 11 a.m. | Chapel
Organist Rob Landes and friends present this annual Holy Weekend musical offering.
Easter Sunday | April 16
8, 9, 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. Worship Services in the Sanctuary
7:30-9:30 a.m. | Ashes to Go
6:30 p.m. | Imposition of Ashes | Sanctuary
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Lenten Music for Meditation and Reflection
Thursdays, March 2-April 6 | 12:05 p.m. | Chapel
Join us each Thursday in the Chapel during Lent as a selection of Houston’s finest musicians present 25-minute recitals designed for reflection and meditation. Guest musicians include London’s acclaimed choral ensemble, VOCES8, harpsichordist Molly Hammond, soprano Julia Fox accompanied by Rob Landes, guitarist John Edward Ross, violinist Konrad Rudowicz accompanied by Barbara Bamberg, and harpist Laura Witt.
Children’s Lenten Prayer Eggs
Sundays, March 5 – April 16
Sunday School children receive a plastic Easter egg containing the Lord’s Prayer and names of several children and volunteers in the ministry. With the help of their parents, Pre K through fifth graders pray the Lord’s Prayer and pray for the children whose names they receive. It is a beautiful way to encourage children to be prayerful for one another, and many memorize the Lord’s Prayer by the end of the Lenten season as well.
Lenten Flower Delivery
Saturday, April 1, 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Student Ministries and Caring Ministries join together to deliver flowers to Friends at Home members who are no longer able to attend church regularly. On Sunday, the congregation is invited to pick up a plant and delivery it to a home-bound member.
Sunday, April 16
Traditional: 8, 9, 10:05, and 11:10 a.m.
Encounter: 9:15 a.m.
Service of Prayer and Healing
Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.
This special Lenten service offers a quiet space for reflection and simply sitting in the presence of God. There will be time for private and communal prayer, and healing through the anointing of oil.
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Join the Gethsemane campus on Holy Saturday for a Children’s Interactive Service.
Sunday, April 16, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
We’re celebrating Easter Sunday with two morning worship services, immediately followed by a family picnic and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids at 12:15 p.m.
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Palm Sunday Service
Sunday, April 9, 9:30 a.m., 11:05 a.m., and 5 p.m.
Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper, A Holy Week Experience
Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. – Noon
Bring the family to The Story Houston’s Easer Egg Hunt on Blanton Field.
Sunday, April 16, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The Story Houston is celebrating Easter with four services. Join us on the lawn at 7 a.m. for our special sunrise worship service.
Easter Offering 2017
Details about this year’s Easter Offering will be posted soon.