"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"

Church Calendar

Looking for past Sermons and Worship Service information? See the Worship Page

Looking for Special Events listings? See the Events Page

 

Friday, April 19

7:00p   Good Friday Service, Sanctuary

Saturday, April 20

10:00a    AA Women’s Group, Church Lounge

2:00p   Crescendo Recital, Sanctuary

  6:00p   Bingo Night, Rickman House

7:00p   The Great Vigil of Easter, Sanctuary

Sunday, April 21—Easter

  8:15a  All-Church breakfast, Dining Room

8:45a  Lectionary Study, Room 302

9:00a  Reading Aloud, Room 300

9:00a  Adult Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

9:45a  Childcare, Rooms 208 and 211

10:00a  Worship in the Sanctuary

Monday, April 22

10:00a Presbyter deadline

12:00p AA Group, Room 314-315

6:00p Boy Scouts, Dining Room

6:30p Deacons’ meeting, Room 314-315

7:00p Thoughtful Readers Book Group,  Room 300

7:00p Kalamazoo Singers, Gathering Place

Tuesday, April 23

7:00a  Men’s Fellowship, Room 207

10:00a Archivists, Archives

11:00a Staff Meeting, Archives

12:00p Bulletin/Announcements deadline

l:00p  Yoga, Gathering Place

6:00p Kalamazoo Pipe Band, Gathering Place

Wednesday, April 24

  4:00p Food Addicts, Room 314-315 

4:30p DCLC, Upper Level

5:30p Celebrate the Vision: Dinner,  Dining Room

6:00p Food Addicts, Room 314-315

6:30p Session meets, Room 301

Thursday, April 25

9:30a Women’s Bible Study, Room 301

11:00a FPC Librarian on site

11:00a DCLC, Upper Level

12:00p AA Group, Room 314-315

1:00p Yoga, Gathering Place

5:00p Adult Bell Choir rehearsal, Bell Choir Room

7:00p Adult Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

Saturday, April 27

10:00a AA Women’s Group, Church Lounge

Sunday, April 28

8:45a  Lectionary Study, Room 302

9:00a  Reading Aloud, Room 300

9:00a  Adult Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

9:45a  Childcare, Rooms 208 and 211

10:00a  Worship in the Sanctuary

10:15a Church School

11:00a Building Use Group, Archives

11:15a “Living Well Aware”, Room 301/302

11:15a Youth Sunday School

1:00p CROP Walk

1:00p Revolution youth group—CROP walk

Upcoming Worship Schedule

 

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19, – 7:00 p.m.

On Good Friday we will gather to worship in a quiet, more contemplative mode, remembering the ancient story of Jesus’ crucifixion through the traditional last words of Christ. The service will incorporate scripture, poetry, song, and silence.

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 20, – 7:00 p.m.

Often we skip straight from the immediate devastation of Good Friday to the joyful celebration of Easter Sunday. This year, we are adding a service that offers an opportunity to sit within the silence of the tomb and to find ourselves in the fear and uncertainty felt by Jesus’ followers in that in-between time. This will be a Taizé-style worship service in the East Transept with music, readings, and periods of silent contemplation.

EASTER, APRIL 21

Our Holy Week worship will reach it’s glorious conclusion with a celebration of the Resurrection of Christ during the regular service at 10:00 a.m. on Easter morning. Our worship will include

communion, special musical brass accompaniment, and, of course, floral decoration of our Sanctuary as a beautiful expression of the life abundant, as we share in God’s love.

 

April 19 —7:00 p.m.

Good Friday

 

April 20 —7:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday

 

April 21

Easter

Communion

The Rev. Dr. Seth Weeldreyer

Luke 24:1-12; Luke 24:13-49

 

April 28

Second Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Kathleen Robertson King

Jeremiah 31:27-34 Romans 12:1-3

 

May 5

Third Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Dr. Seth Weeldreyer

Acts 9:1-20; John 21:1-19

 

 

May 12

Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Chrissy Westbury

Psalm 23; John 10:22-30

 

May 19

Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Chrissy Westbury

Psalm 148; Luke 3:10-18