Lent and Easter

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return”

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent with a public act of confession and contrition.We acknowledge that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and we stand in solidarity as fellow creatures before our Creator God, acutely aware of our mortality, as well as the need to turn around, to change directions, and to repent. This first day of Lent reminds us that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. 

Holy Week Worship

Maundy Thursday Online
April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday is believed to be the day Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with His disciples.  This service features communion.

Good Friday Tenebrae Online
April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Through readings and music, we remember the somber events of Jesus’ last week.

Easter Sunday Online
April 4 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
These services will feature a mix of music from previous years and a new message and liturgy!

Easter Sunday Outside In-Person
We have three opportunities for outside worship on Easter Sunday! Registration will open soon.
Please bring your own chairs or blanket, wear a mask while on campus and observe social distancing.

Easter Sunrise Worship (Pecan Grove) at 6:30 a.m.

Contemporary Worship (Soccer field) at 9 a.m.

Traditional Worship (Soccer field) 11 a.m.

Adult Learning

In the Christian year, Lent is a time of repentance, reflection, study, and deepening our faith in preparation for Easter. Therefore, it is a particularly wonderful time for engaging the learning ministries of the church.

As always, we invite you to join us on the greatest adventure of your life as we strive to become deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We know that sometimes getting started or figuring out where and how to plug in is daunting (especially during a global pandemic!), but we want to walk alongside you and help you grow in faith. No matter where you are on your journey, there is a place for you. 

Whether you are looking for practical tools to help you with life’s daily challenges or help going deeper in your journey of faith, our Adult Learning Ministry at PHPC offers opportunities for Bible study and devotional courses, civic engagement, parenting and relational classes, book and theological studies, travel-learning, and more. 

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Stations in the Street

March 28 - April 4
Outdoor Courtyard Walkway

This Holy Week, we invite you to journey with Christ by experiencing Scott Erikson’s Stations in the Street art show. Erikson writes, “This journey to the cross is not only a meditation on Jesus accomplishing what He came to do...it’s also a contemplation of Jesus silently participating in some of the worst aspects of being human.” So as you follow Jesus from Gethsemane, to the cross, to the garden tomb, our prayer is that you will find the Risen Lord walks with you.

Reflections by Monie Pastoral Resident Jeannie Corbitt will be provided, and we invite you to bring headphones along, as we will have signage that will allow you to listen to music recorded by Paul Demer.  We hope this experience will help you prepare your heart and mind for Easter.