Events and Calendar
Holy Week and Easter Worship
Join us for worship as we travel to the cross, and then to the empty tomb, with Jesus on the Way of Love.
Maundy Thursday – Join us for a special Zoom worship service with Hope Presbyterian Church in Detroit. Log in at 7 pm on April 1 for the service, which will focus on the five senses as we read about the anointing of Jesus, the foot washing, the last supper, and the garden.
Good Friday – Our online service will focus on Psalms of Lament as we read the difficult story of Jesus’ death on Good Friday. Special music and readings from Mark’s gospel will also guide us. Service will be available to watch anytime on Good Friday or after.
Easter – A glorious pre-recorded service will be available beginning Easter morning, including a virtual choir anthem in partnership with Hope Presbyterian Church. We will also have two outdoor services at 9 am and 11 am on the Hendrie Lawn, where we will enjoy a flowering of the cross. If you can, pick up some flowers to bring with you that we will insert into a large cross for a beautiful display during the service. Come to uncover the Alleluias and praise God together!
Travel the Way of Love this Lent
From Ash Wednesday on February 17, until Easter on April 4, we are invited to focus on traveling the Way of Love. This is a set of practices that embody what it means to follow Jesus Christ. Conceived by Bishop Michael Curry in the Episcopal Church, this notion reminds us that disciples are people who live their lives in a certain way, patterned after Jesus. These seven practices are simple, yet deep. We will Turn, Learn, Worship, Pray, Bless, Rest, and Go. We will focus on one practice each Sunday in Lent, ending with Pray on Good Friday.
If you want to go deeper with the Way of Love this Lent, consider purchasing this small devotional, Living the Way of Love: A 40 Day Devotional by Mary Bea Sullivan. It includes a short reading for each day during the season. Each devotion highlights one of the seven practices from the Way of Love.
2021 Book of the Month Challenge
This month, we’re half-way through our studies! Have you read a book and attended one of the monthly discussions yet? Remember, Pastor Emma is challenging every member of the congregation to participate in at least one of the monthly book studies through June. Can’t wait to chat with you there!
April: Being Disciples by Rowan Williams
This slim volume invites us to consider important concepts of our faith in fresh ways and think about how they apply to our daily living as Christians. The title is available in paperback, audiobook, or Kindle version. Join Pastor Emma for the discussion on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm on Zoom. Look in your email for the Zoom link or contact the church to receive it.
Kirkman Scholarships for Higher Education
Are you discerning a personal higher education? Church members who are high school seniors and older are eligible to apply for a one-time scholarship through the Kirkman Scholarship Fund. This fund allows us to award members who are seeking higher education. Most forms of higher education are eligible for scholarships. They are not limited to colleges and universities. It is not necessary to name your place of learning at the time you apply. Award checks will be mailed to the school later in the year.
Applications are available on the church website. If you would like more information or would like an application emailed to you, please contact Joelle Jarrait.