Holy Week Services
Please consider joining us during our Holy Week Services as we remember what ultimately our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ did as he gave his life for us by conquering death on the Cross for our sins! Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
Palm Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Let us begin the journey and passion of Holy Week together, on Palm Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. for Worship. Each person will be given a palm branch to wave during the opening of Worship. “…. Lo, your king comes to you triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9).
Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
We will be having a Maundy Thursday Worship Service on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. This will be a communion service. “Maundy Thursday begins the Three Days (or Triduum), remembering the new commandment that Christ gave us in word and deed as he taught us how to love one another, washing our feet as a servant. We also celebrate the Lord’s supper, remembering the meal Christ shared with his disciples before his death.” —PC(USA)
Good Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
On Good Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. we will be hosting an Ecumenical Community Good Friday Tenebrae Service. The Good Friday service is intentionally in concert with the broad ecumenical tradition, and representative of many ecumenical aspects. It, therefore, reflects a commonality with many strands of Christian tradition. The Good Friday service is a penitential service, yet it is also a celebration of the good news of the cross.
A Tenebrae service is an ancient tradition in Christian history that took place on one of the last three days of Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday. The purpose of the service was to remember the somber events that occurred in Jesus’ life from the exuberant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through the night of Jesus’ burial on Good Friday. The flames of candles are extinguished one by one as Scripture readings are shared to tell the story of Holy Week.” —PC(USA)
Easter Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.
Please join us for Worship at 11:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21! The Rev. Dean McGormley will give the message this Easter. We will worship our Risen Savior and remember how he conquered the grave! He is Alive!
The members of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe welcome you! As you peruse our website, we hope you catch a glimpse of who we are and what we stand for.
Our imposing historic building sits right on Loranger Square, next to the Courthouse and across the Lotus Fountain in downtown Monroe. It is a beacon to a venerable history: Our founding pastor was Dr. John Monteith, the first president of the University of Michigan; our facility hosted the wedding of General Custer and provided shelter for the Underground Railroad; and the church itself is older than the state of Michigan.
Such history bears witness today in what we believe and who we are. We are a vibrant and diverse congregation whose mission is to serve Jesus Christ. When our worship concludes with the sung benediction, our service in the world and in this city begins.
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We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a member of Maumee Valley Presbytery.