Lent is a holy season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. The forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness enduring the temptation of Satan in preparation for His ministry, echoing the forty years the Israelites spent in the wilderness, and the forty days of rain during the Flood of Noah’s time.

Holy Week spans from Palm Sunday to Easter and encompasses the final week of Jesus’ earthly life culminating in His death (and the death of sin’s power over us) and victory over death at His resurrection! This is a most holy time for Christians and we share it with you in the hope that you, too, will come to know and trust Jesus as the Savior of the World.

Palm Passion Sunday
April 2nd, 2023 @ 10:30 am
Begins early outside at St. Luke’s RCC with St. Paul’s Lutheran for the Blessing of the Palms, dress for the weather
Special Children’s Palm Sunday Celebration at 9:45 am
Host: Lighthouse Fellowship UMC
Address: 137 North Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lfumcglenside/live/

Holy Thursday Service with Communion
Thursday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm
Host: Bickley’s New Beginning UMC – Preacher: Pastor Jackie Stewart
Address: 6239 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126
Connect: https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=8BD6625185C64C12!149&ithint=file%2cdocx&authkey=!Au-3hUbkorEd704

Good Friday Service “The Seven Last Words of Christ”
Friday, April 7 @ Noon
Host: Grace UMC – Pastor Steve Pittman
Address: 7101 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Facebook: Grace UMC The Place To Be
YouTube: Grace UMC The Place to Be
Or Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2207703688?pwd=TXl4QjJ1VnZrYnlRblJiMlY5QUhDdz09
Meeting ID: 220 770 3688 Passcode: 318570
Telephone: 1 929 205 6099 US, Or 1 301 715 8592 US

Good Friday CrossWalk
Friday, April 7 @ Noon
Community Walk with the Glenside Ministerium featuring the Biblical Stations of the Cross. Begins at St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot, 120 N Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes.

The Seven Last Words Preachers
1st Word – Pastor Stewart: Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
2nd Word – Pastor Brubaker: Luke 23:43 “Today, you will be with Me in paradise”
3rd Word – Pastor Billman: John 19:26-27 “Woman, here is your son.”
4th Word – Pastor Lasater Wailoo: Mark 15:34 “My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
5th Word – Pastor Coleman:  John 19:28 “I am thirsty”
6th Word – Pastor Pittman: John 19:30 “It is finished”
7th Word – Pastor Coulbourn: Luke 23:46 “Into Your hands, I commend My Spirit.”

Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil online
April 8, 8:00 am-10:00 am
Host: Grace UMC
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86188111130?pwd=aCs5Wmdkem10UlM0VUZSWVBOVDlzUT09
Meeting ID: 861 8811 1130 Passcode: 843065
One tap mobile: +16469313860

Easter Sunday Resurrection Celebration!
April 9th, 2023 – 10:45 am – Join us in person!
Host: Lighthouse Fellowship UMC
Address: 137 North Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lfumcglenside/live/

THANK YOU for joining us throughout Lent & Holy Week!