Lenten Devotionals for the Congregation
Each year during Lent, we are invited to read scripture, reflect and pray together using one common study. We hope you’ll join in on this exciting opportunity for spiritual practice! You can still pick up your copy of the 2015 Lenten Devotional at the Atrium Counter. We are offering two choices, The 2015 Austin Seminary Lenten Devotional, or the Draw Near Presbyterians Today 2015 Lenten Devotional.
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 18, 12:15 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 29
Palm Sunday Services
8:15 a.m. Chapel
9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Sanctuary
Child care available
Sunday, March 29, 4-5:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the Easter season! Children ages 2-8 and their families are invited to enjoy Easter-themed games, crafts, story time, and an egg hunt. Introduce your children to the symbols and meaning of Easter at this joyous celebration.
Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
This service in the Sanctuary will include Communion and commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Child care available
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
This traditional Tenebrae service of darkness is a poignant service with shrouded crosses.
Child care available
Sunday, April 5
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service (in the Pecan Grove)
This year it will be held in the Pecan Grove, a place we all hold near and dear. We will be as outside in “nature” as our location permits, watching and waiting for the sun to rise on what we know will be another joyous Easter at church. We are inviting people to come casual to that outside service. It will be held (heaven forbid) rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket for this special service.
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.
Sermon on Easter Sunday:
Preaching: Rev. John Buchanan
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 Patio Project
March 29 and April 5
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. The petting zoo in Jubilee Plaza provides a visual of what rural Nicaraguan families will receive. 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.
Lily Forms Due!
Orders for Easter lilies are due on Sunday, March 22. Get an order form in the Atrium or online here. Plants cost $10 each and dedications will be placed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. Lilies may be picked up after the 11 a.m. service on Easter.
The church will be closed on Monday, April 6, 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.
Lily Form orders
Lily Forms Due! Orders for Easter lilies are due on Sunday, March 22. Order forms can be found in the Atrium. Plants cost $10 each and dedications will be placed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. Lilies may be picked up after the 11 a.m. service on Easter.