***EASTER SUNDAY***

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 | Easter Sunday
See the full schedule.

Sunrise Worship,
6:45 am
Danita Branam, homily; Music from Allison Sniffin and Mark Rehnstrom

Celebration! Worship, 9:30 am
Selections from Jesus Christ Superstar
Jacqui Lewis, homily
Music: Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Middle Church Choir, Village Chorus for Children and Youth, Rod Rodgers Dance

Easter Egg Hunt (Grades 3 and Up)
Easter Egg Hunt (Grades K-2)
10:35 am -11:40 am
Join us immediately following the Easter Worship Celebrations, for our annual Easter Egg Hunts. Children in Grade 3 and older will meet in the 4th Floor.

Celebration! Worship, 11:45 am
Selections from Jesus Christ Superstar
Jacqui Lewis, homily
Music: Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Middle Church Choir, Village Chorus for Children and Youth, Rod Rodgers Dance

Easter Egg Hunt (Grades 3 and Up)
Easter Egg Hunt (Grades K-2)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us immediately following the Easter Worship Celebrations, for our annual Easter Egg Hunts. Children in Grade 3 and older will meet in the 4th Floor.

Easter Scavenger Hunt
1:15 - 2:30 pm
A challenging hunt through out the building for Grade 3 and up.



***PAST LENTEN EVENTS***

TUESDAY, MARCH 5
Middle Mixer: Fat Tuesday Potluck, 6:30 pm
A special evening of festivity and fun.
 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
Ash Wednesday Worship, 7:00 pm
Bertram Johnson, preacher
Music: Dionne McClain-Freeney, Middle Church Jammers


SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | First Sunday in Lent
Celebration! Worship, 9:30 am & 11:45 am
Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, preacher
Sermon & Scripture: "Ancestors Among Us" | Deuteronomy 26.1–11
Music: In-the-Middle Choir and Middle Church Choir

Bible in the Middle
10:35 am, 4th Floor Studio | Led by staff and clergy
In March, we explore Scripture through the contributions of women theologians as the work relates to the season of Lent.


TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Lenten Bible Study

6:30 pm, 4th Floor Classroom | Led by clergy
As we embark on a transforming journey towards love, bring your dinner and join our pastors for a Lenten Spiritual Practice of Writing Our Stories.
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 | Second Sunday in Lent
Celebration! Worship, 9:30 am & 11:45 am
Caroline Ainsworth Hughes (9:30 am) and Jenn Hagedorn (11:45 am), preachers
Sermon & Scripture: "Covenants of God and Covenants of Empire" | Genesis 15.1–12, 17–18
Music: Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir and Village Chorus for Children and Youth

Bible in the Middle
10:35 am, 4th Floor Studio | Led by staff and clergy
In March, we explore Scripture through the contributions of women theologians as the work relates to the season of Lent.


TUESDAY, MARCH 19
Lenten Bible Study

6:30 pm, 4th Floor Classroom | Led by clergy
As we embark on a transforming journey towards love, bring your dinner and join our pastors for a Lenten Spiritual Practice of Writing Our Stories.
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 | Third Sunday in Lent
CELEBRATING ARETHA FRANKLIN!

Celebration! Worship, 9:30 am & 11:45 am
Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Sermon & Scripture: "A Womb-like Love" | Isaiah 55.1–13
Music: Middle Church Band with guest Kristina Nicole Miller

Bible in the Middle
10:35 am, 4th Floor Studio | Led by staff and clergy
In March, we explore Scripture through the contributions of women theologians as the work relates to the season of Lent.


TUESDAY, MARCH 26
Lenten Bible Study

6:30 pm, 4th Floor Classroom | Led by clergy
As we embark on a transforming journey towards love, bring your dinner and join our pastors for a Lenten Spiritual Practice of Writing Our Stories.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 31 | Fourth Sunday in Lent
Celebration! Worship, 9:30 am & 11:45 am
Rev. Dr. Damaris Whittaker of Fort Washington Collegiate Church, guest preacher
Music: Middle Church Choir

Bible in the Middle
10:35 am, 4th Floor Studio | Led by staff and clergy
In March, we explore Scripture through the contributions of women theologians as the work relates to the season of Lent.


TUESDAY, APRIL 2
Lenten Bible Study

6:30 pm, 4th Floor Classroom | Led by clergy
As we embark on a transforming journey towards love, bring your dinner and join our pastors for a Lenten Spiritual Practice of Writing Our Stories.


SUNDAY, APRIL 7 | Fifth Sunday in Lent & Conference Sunday
Celebration! Worship, 9:30 am & 11:45 am
Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Sermon & Scripture: "A Brave New Thing" | Isaiah 43.16–21
Music: Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Middle Church Choir & Special Dances


SUNDAY, APRIL 14 | Palm Sunday
Celebration! Worship, 9:30 am & 11:45 am
Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Sermon & Scripture: "Which World Do You Want?" | Luke 22:14-23, Isaiah 50:4-a
Music: In-the-Middle Choir, Middle Church Choir, and the Manhattan Brass

On Palm Sunday, the Manhattan Brass, the Middle Church Choir offer special music as our scripture shares the literacy of Passion Week and The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis preaches.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Lenten Bible Study

6:30 pm, 4th Floor Classroom | Led by clergy
As we embark on a transforming journey towards love, bring your dinner and join our pastors for our final Lenten Spiritual Practice of Writing Our Stories.

***HOLY WEEK***

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 | Maundy Thursday
"Last Supper" Communion, 7 pm, Community Room
Music and Ritual Washing

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 | Good Friday
7 Last Words Good Friday Worship, 7 pm, Sanctuary
Homilies from Middle clergy and guests; music from the Gospel Ensemble

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 | Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday Memorial Vigil, 7 pm, Sanctuary
Reflections and readings