Worship Services for Lent and Easter

Ash Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 pm - Communion service, with imposition of ashes, if desired

Community Services each Wednesday at 7:30 - Scroll down for the full schedule

Palm Sunday, April 14, 8:30 and 10:45

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:30 - Communion service

Good Friday, April 19, 7:30 - Tenebrae service of scripture and music, led by the Chancel Choir

Easter Sunday, April 21, 7:00 sunrise service in Valley Forge Park, 8:30 and 10:45 in the sanctuary

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Psalms for the Season

The Psalms are a collection of hymns and prayers that express the richness of human spiritual experience.  Throughout them runs an awareness of divine grace and love, and many of them simply give thanks for God’s goodness.

A handful of the Psalms express what it is to be a sinner dependent on God’s forgiveness and protection.  (Often that means protection from our own selves.)  Traditionally these “penitential Psalms” have been used as a guide for reflective prayer and confession.  This year the penitential Psalms will provide our sermon texts throughout the season of Lent.

March 10                                        Psalm 6                 “Fear of Death”

March 17                                        Psalm 31              “Taking Refuge”

March 24                                        Psalm 37              “Taking the High Road”

March 31                                        Psalm 51              “Owning Up”

April 7                                            Psalm 102            “God Holds the Keys”

April 14 (Palm Sunday)                  Psalm 130            “Depths and Heights”

April 18 (Maundy Thursday)        Psalm 143             “Crushed”

God’s Holy People

2019 Wednesday Evening Community Lent Worship
All Services begin at 7:30 pm


Dietrich Bonhoeffer
March 13 at St. John’s United Church of Christ

315 Gay Street, Phoenixville
Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Cynthia Krommes of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Dorothy Day
March 20 at Bethel Baptist Church
412 Fairview Street, Phoenixville
Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Koshy Mathews of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Bishop Oscar Romero
March 27 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

121 Church Street, Phoenixville
Preacher:  Episcopal Bishop Daniel G. P. Gutierrez

John Knox
April 3 at GraceCrossing Community Church

248 Church Street, Phoenixville
Preacher:  Rev. Douglas Hagler of First Presbyterian Church

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 10 at First United Methodist Church
865 Main Street, Phoenixville
Preacher:  Rev. Dan McDowell of GraceCrossing Community Church