Schedule for Wednesday Lenten Services with the UCC Congregations of the Philadelphia Association

Schedule for Wednesday Lenten Services with the UCC Congregations of the Philadelphia Association

(If you worried that you missed Michael’s turn preaching on 03.07, fear not! A switch in the schedule and now he’s on the roster for 03.21 — see below!)

Instead of our own Lenten devotions this year, we are going to join other UCC congregations for a round-robin of worship in different churches with different preachers… (If you want to go, but are worried that you don’t know where these churches are, let Michael know: we’ll organize carpooling.)

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Old First will have its traditional service in the Sanctuary.
(Grace Calvary UCC will host the Philadelphia Association’s Ash Wednesday Service; Bishop Kermit Newkirk of Harold O. Davis will be the preacher.)

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7 p.m.: Old First will host the Philadelphia Association Lenten Service. The Rev. Les Miliner, pastor of Calvary UCC, will be the preacher.

Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. Hope Outreach UCC (401 East Indiana) will host the Philadelphia Association Lenten Service. Michael was to preach, but a change in another pastor’s schedule, and Michael agreed to switch preaching dates with her, and therefore preach instead at Woodcrest UCC on March 21.

Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. Calvary UCC (2900 West Lehigh) will host the Philadelphia Association Lenten Service. The Rev. Carole Wright of Woodcrest UCC will be the preacher.

Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m. Woodcrest UCC (8107 Thouron Ave.) will host the Philadelphia Association Lenten Service. Michael will be the preacher.

Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m., Harold O. Davis (4500 N. 10th St.) will host the Philadelphia Association Lenten Service. The Rev. Cean James will be the preacher.

Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m., Living Water UCC (their new address to be announced) will host the Philadelphia Association Lenten Service. The Rev. Ryan Henderson will be the preacher.

Maundy Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m.: Old First will have a Last Supper, in the Social Hall; worship over dinner.

Good Friday, April 6, Old First will have its traditional services:
12 noon to 3 p.m.— a Vigil, wherein we will read together the Passion narratives.
7 p.m. — Good Friday Service in the Sanctuary.
(Harold O. Davis, 4500 N. 10th, will host a Good Friday Service at Noon for the Philadelphia Association.)