Lent 2018

The good news of the gospel is that we encounter God’s salvation in embodied ways— in our body’s ability to perceive familiar realties and interpret new ones. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday - a stark liturgical reminder we are dust. It ends during a holy week of alabaster jars, cool water on weary feet, and the bittersweet taste of wine at the last supper. Join us on this Lenten journey as we consider together who we are and how we encounter an incarnate God through our senses.


February 18: Taste
Mark 8:22-25

February 25: Hear
Luke 7:11-15

March 4: Sight
John 2:1-10

March 11: Touch
John 5:25-29

March 18: Smell
John 12:1-3

March 25
Palm Sunday Dramatic Reading

Service Times

Ash Wednesday
February 14
12:15 p.m., 7 p.m.

Palm Sunday
March 25
8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m., 5 p.m.

Maundy Thursday
March 29
7:30 p.m.

Good Friday Tenebrae
March 30
7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday
April 1
Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m.
8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., 5 p.m.

Adult Formation

"Shabbat Practice in the Jewish Tradition"
March 4, 9:30 a.m., Jubilee Hall
Robin Kosberg, Temple Emanu-El Dallas

"Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace"
March 11, 9:30 a.m., Jubilee Hall
Deanna Hollas

“A View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”
March 18, 3 p.m.
Performance by Al Staggs
Supported by the PHPC Foundation

Sabbath and Labyrinth Practice
March 25, 9:30 a.m., Jubilee Hall
Rev. Nancy Drake

Table Groups

Week of February 19- March 26

Join us for six weeks of food, fellowship, and discussion of Walter Brueggemann’s book Sabbath as Resistance. Table Groups are wonderful way to make connections and dive deeper this Lent. 

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Daily Devotions

Receive a Lenten devotion with a reflection, question, and prayer in your email each morning. Pastors, staff and members have written a short reflection accompanied by scripture and prayer to start your day. If you are not on the church’s email list and you would like to be, please contact  

Worship at Five

February 25: Join us in Jubilee Hall for a special Worship at Five service around dinner tables. We will eat and fellowship as we worship and explore the sense of “Taste.”

March 25: Members of the Worship at Five community will plan and lead a special Palm Passion Sunday service. If you are interested in being a part of this creative planning team, please contact Jessie Light-Wells at