Holy Week 2016
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” or “darkness”) is a service of solemn observance of Jesus’ passion and death and allows for extended meditation through proclamation of the Word in scripture, music, and increasing darkness. The Sanctuary Choir will sing. Child care available
Sunday, March 27
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service (in the Pecan Grove, Jubilee Hall in the event of rain)
We return to the Pecan Grove for this tradition. We will be outside with nature, watching and waiting for the sun to rise on another joyous Easter at our church. We invite you to come casual to this outside service. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for this service. We will worship rain or shine, but in the event of rain we will move indoors to Jubilee Hall.
8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary Services
There is no Sunday School. Child care is available for
children up to age 5 at the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. services.
Music: Sanctuary Choir, brass, organ, percussion
Preaching: Rev. Matthew Ruffner
One Great Hour of Sharing
Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to spread God’s love with those in need. Your gift assists those affected by natural disasters, provides food to the hungry, and helps build strong communities. PHPC is participating in One Great Hour of Sharing this Easter. To make a donation, please make your checks out to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church and write “OGHS” in the memo line. Write “Easter” in the memo line for your donation to be split between One Great Hour of Sharing and the Nicaragua offering. See the bulletin insert on Easter Sunday to learn more about One Great Hour of Sharing.
Nicaragua Mission Project
PHPC is partners with CEPAD (Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua), and this Easter we are raising awareness for a CEPAD project that improves the lives of rural Nicaraguan families. For just $200, you can give a family the gift of 10 hens, one rooster, one pig, a bag of seed, and agricultural training. This gift enables families to move from subsistence living to economic independence. Gifts of any size are welcome as they all add up!
Flowering of the Cross
All children are invited to bring flowers from a home garden, or make a flower, or use flowers provided at the church to adorn the cross in Jubilee Plaza and to celebrate our Risen Lord! No preparation is required, stop in Jubilee Plaza before the service begins to add your flower to the display. There will be no Sunday School on Easter so that all family members can attend worship together. This offering in honor of the risen Lord can also provide an opportunity for families to talk about the meaning of the cross and the resurrection.
The church will be closed on Monday, March 28, in observance of the Easter holiday.
PHPC will offer round trip shuttle service from and to St. Mark’s School (north on Preston, south of Royal Lane) from 6:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., when the last shuttle leaves PHPC.