Lent at PHPC

This Lenten season, we will journey the forgiveness road. The truth is that forgiveness is more art than science. It is often a messy, layered, and complex process. Although, if we dare not take the journey of forgiveness, we will be held captive to hurts, grudges, and pain. They will weigh us down, holding us back from being in right relationship with ourselves, others, and God. And yet, we all need to be forgiven and offer forgiveness. This Lenten journey will lead us deeper into the presence of God as we seek to practice the art of forgiveness. Jesus the Christ will be our constant companion, revealing the freedom of forgiveness and the new way of life that awaits us all.

Lent Worship Schedule

Lent Services

Ash Wednesday Ashes-To-Go | February 14 | 7:30 -10 a.m. | PHPC campus
If you cannot attend one of our Ash Wednesday services, we will offer ashes and prayers to go. Drive up and follow the signs to one of our stations to receive ashes as a way to observe this first day of the Holy Season of Lent.

Ash Wednesday Services | February 14 | 7:15 a.m. | Chapel | 12:15 p.m., & 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
All services include the imposition of ashes. Intergenerational pizza dinner will be available in Founders Hall at 6 p.m. for all before the evening service.

Palm Sunday | March 24 | All worship services
Children are invited to wave palms as they process into worship at the beginning of each service.  

Maundy Thursday | March 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. We will celebrate with communion.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service | March 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Tenebrae is a solemn observance of Jesus’ passion and death. Through readings and music, we remember the somber events of Jesus’ last week.

Easter Sunday

Sunrise Service | 6:30 a.m. | Pecan Grove

Contemporary Easter Services | 9 & 11 a.m. | Founders Hall

Traditional Easter Services | 9:30 & 11 a.m. | Sanctuary

Lent Events

Connection Hour

Intergenerational Celtic Lent Workshop | Sunday | February 18 | 10 a.m. | Jubilee Hall
Join us as we prepare for the season of Lent together and focus on the practice of forgiveness. Come and make new PHPC friends of all ages and stages! You are invited to make Lent resources for your home and participate in service projects for our community. There will also be take home materials for all ages to support our Lenten journey.

The Art of Forgiveness Short Term Connection Hour Offering | Sundays | February 25, March 3 & 10 | Jubilee Hall B
Ever get stuck in the wrongs of the past? Wonder how to even begin to forgive? Each week a pastor will explore an aspect of the spiritual practice of forgiveness, in connection with the Lenten sermon series.

Intergenerational St Patrick's Day Celebration | Sunday | March 17 | 10 a.m. | Jubilee Hall
Come celebrate the most well-known Celtic Christian, St. Patrick! Come wearing green and be ready to learn more about Patrick’s faith and legacy.

Palm Sunday Brunch & Egg Hunt | Sunday | March 24 | 10 a.m. | Jubilee Hall & Atrium Courtyard
Gather with your PHPC family for lighter Sunday Brunch fare followed by an Easter egg hunt in the Atrium Courtyard. Families, plan to have your children bring their baskets for the hunt. NOTE: Please register and pay online to reserve your spot. Contact Sarah Hammontree at shammontree@phpc.org with questions.

Spring Events and Offerings

Next Steps: Senior Information Sessions | Thursdays in February | 2 p.m. | Jubilee Hall
Transitioning into retirement and senior adulthood brings about new issues and questions. In our information sessions, we will cover commonly asked questions, and maybe some you don't even know to ask. Sign up for one session, or all of them. These are free and open to everyone, but we do require registration at phpc.org/connect/events. If you have questions, contact Mahlon Hight at mhight@phpc.org.

Hallam Family Concerts Presents "Within Worlds" | Saturday | February 17 | 3 p.m. | Sanctuary
Husband-and-wife performers Bradley (organ) and Kara Welch (flute) unite with HFC Artistic Director Emily Levin (harp) for a program that explores the infinite variations of love, including the heartbreaking Adagietto from Gustav Mahler’s 5th Symphony. Hallam Family Concerts are a series of free chamber music concerts sponsored by the Fine Arts Chamber Players.

Dallas Civil Rights Museum Tour | Saturday | February 24 | 10 a.m. | MLK Jr. Community Center
Join us on a tour of the museum to discover and reconnect with the power of the Civil Rights Movement in America during the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The museum houses a collection of original speeches, books, spoken word, art, and artifacts reflecting the Civil Rights movement to inspire dream-keepers and change agents. Please register online at phpc.org/connect/events.

Family Music Fun & Fellowship | Sunday | February 25 | 4 - 6 p.m. | Jubilee Hall
Elementary age kids, along with their parents, are invited to a time of fellowship and fun with music, led by Stephanie Rhoades and Jami Brown. There will be singing, movement, and musical games. Following the music and games, we will provide a pizza dinner. Questions? Contact Stephanie Rhoades at srhoades@phpc.org.

PHPC Presents Godspell | March 1, 2, & 3 | 7 p.m. | Founders Hall
Godspell is the iconic musical based on the Gospel of Matthew by Stephen Schwartz. An intergenerational cast from the congregation will explore the story of Jesus’ ministry through song, dance, and story. All are welcome to join as we share it with the PHPC community.

Family Playground Playdate | Saturday | March 2 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Founders Hall Playground
Join us on the PHPS playground next to Founders Hall for a time to play with your friends from PHPC. There will be coffee for the grown-ups and snacks for the kids. This event is geared toward preschool through early elementary kids, but all are welcome to attend. We hope to make this a monthly event this Spring. Questions? Contact Sarah Hammontree at shammontree@phpc.org

Epiphany Volunteer Open House | Sunday | March 3 | Sessions start at 10:15 or 11:15 a.m.
Curious about our Epiphany Ministry? Thinking about volunteering? Join us at the Youth House to meet our vibrant Epiphany participants, discover our engaging Sunday School and Life and Arts programs, and enjoy an interactive activity. Sign up at phpc.org/epiphany. We look forward to having you!

Interfaith Ramadan Dinner | Monday | March 18 | 7 p.m. | Jubilee Hall
This year’s Ramadan Dinner, in partnership with the Dialogue Institute of Dallas, will include a Ramadan presentation and a buffet style dinner. Bring your questions. This is a fun way to learn about another faith and share our Presbyterian faith with others. The meal is free of charge, but RSVPs are required to attend. Contact Chrissie Ozuna at cozuna@phpc.org for the RSVP link.

Looking Ahead

Brian McLaren: The Space Between Us  April 14 & 15
Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. Brian will preach on Sunday, April 14, and will present lectures on both April 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

An Evening With PHPC Songwriters Sunday, April 28 | 6 p.m. | Founders Hall
Come listen to Dove award-winner Kendall Payne, multi-instrumentalist Paul Demer, and former Munger Place music director Kate Miner sing old favorites, new music, and more.

PHPC Serves Thursday - Sunday, April 11 - 14
Mark your calendars to be part of the church in the world by serving your neighbors in Dallas! Everyone is invited to join in participating in volunteer projects in the community or at home. Each day of the weekend will have an opportunity to engage in acts of service and learn about our Community Impact Partners, with family friendly options available. Visit www.phpc.org/serve or contact Chrissie Ozuna at cozuna@phpc.org with questions.

Americana Concert Sunday | May 19 | 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
The Sanctuary Choir, orchestra, organ and Sanctuary Ringers present this popular annual evening of great American hymns, folk songs, Broadway tunes, and patriotic music. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Starting at 5, the youth group will be selling hot dog meals with dessert as a fundraiser for upcoming trips.

Good Grief – PHPC Grief Support Weekly May 21 - June 25
This 6-week grief support series enables those experiencing a loss to come together with others who are grieving and sharing common feelings and experiences, in hope of understanding how to move forward with grief in a healthy way. Please sign up on our events page or contact Mahlon Hight at mhight@phpc.org with questions.