This Week in Worship: February 9–15, 2018
Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.
Journey Worship | Sunday, 8:45 am
An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Speak the Truth. Pastor Patrice will preach.
Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, 11 am
Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. The Rev. Jimmie Hawkins will preach from Genesis 4:8–16, and his sermon will be titled “We Are Our Brother’s, Our Sister’s Keeper.”
The Rev. Hawkins currently serves as director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.
Ash Wednesday Service | Wednesday, 12 pm
On Wed., Feb. 14, the season of Lent will begin with our Ash Wednesday service at 12 pm, featuring the imposition of ashes in the Chapel. Pastor Randy will preach from Matthew 5:38–48, and his sermon will be titled “Voices of Peace: Desmond Tutu.”
Following the service, the Rev. Dr. Heather Hartung Vacek will be with us to discuss “Speaking Faithfully About the Challenge of Mental Illness.” Join us in Good Samaritan Room (formerly the Small Dining Room). Lunch provided.
The Rev. Dr. Vacek joined the faculty at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2012, and became vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty/associate professor of church history in 2016.
Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, 7 pm
As you begin your observance of Lent, join us for a special Ash Wednesday Taizé service, led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan. The service will offer sung and spoken prayer, scripture reading and silence, an opportunity for individual prayer, anointing, and the imposition of ashes.
If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.
Christian Education Classes
We offer Christian Education classes for persons of all ages, from infancy through adulthood, on Sundays from 9:45–10:45 am. Click the links for adult class descriptions and children and youth offerings.
Combined Adult Church School Class
The Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, our guest from the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness, will speak at a combined adult Church School class in the Good Samaritan Room (formerly known as the Small Dining Room).