Lent 2024

In the season of Lent, we journey together with contemplation and somber reflection toward the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. Our 2024 Lent theme is Thirsting for Justice, based on the text of the Kyrie that we will sing together, written by Mary Louise Bringle with music by Sally Ann Morris. In this season, we will reflect on the many places in our world where justice is needed, trusting in God's presence and committing to do our part to be agents of justice, love, and peace in the world. 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party
Tuesday, February 13
6:00 p.m. | Social Hall
Come celebrate with us in pancake and bacon decadence before we begin a more reflective time during Lent. Fun and food for all ages! Sign up online to bring toppings, loan griddles, and help volunteer! 
 
Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2023
Begin the season of Lent by joining us for worship and the imposition of ashes.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Drive-through Imposition of Ashes
5:30 p.m. Family Service
7:00 p.m. Ecumenical Taizé
 
Lenten Home Worship
Tuesdays, February 20 - March 19
6:00 p.m.
Please join us for a time of fellowship, a simple meal, and a brief worship service in members' homes. Limited to 20 people per gathering. Sign up online.
 
Lenten Weekly Walks
Join us for a 2024 Lenten Spiritual Practice: Walking! Each week in Lent we'll choose a different day, time, and location to walk. Come for the conversation and community! All ages are welcome and encouraged to come and get to know one another. There is no limit to how many can participate, but signing up lets us contact you with more details about where to meet, and to share if anything changes. We'll boldly walk in all kinds of weather--walks are on unless A2 public schools are canceled for weather

At each walk, a pastor will lead a short devotional moment, explain where the group is headed, and then we'll walk! End times are approximate, feel free to walk as long as you'd like and turn back whenever you need to.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2pm, Bird Hills Nature Area (Meet at parking lot at 1850 Newport Rd.)
  • Wednesday, February 28, 4:30pm, Gallup Park (Meet at boat launch, east side of Huron Parkway, by the goose statue—not canoe rental building).
  • Monday, March, 9:30am, Pinckney Recreation Area, Crooked Lake Trail, 5 miles
  • Thursday, March 14, 5:30pm, Mary Beth Doyle Park
  • Sunday, March 17, 4pm, Pittsfield Reserve Park
  • Friday, March 22, 11am, Lillie Park
     

Sign Up for a Walk

Contact Hannah Lundberg (hlundberg@fpca2.org) or Nathaniel Fryer (nfryer@fpca2.org) with questions.

Alpha House Week of Caring
March 18-24
During the week of March 18, volunteer to support guests of Alpha House, a shelter for children and parents. To volunteer, visit  firstpresbyterian.org.
 
One Great Hour of Sharing
Sundays, March 24 & 31
Join with Presbyterians worldwide in sharing God’s love with our neighbors in need by providing relief from natural disasters, food for the hungry, and support for the poor and oppressed. Click here to give