Holy Week 2018

 A journey through the Gospel of Mark. 

Special Services and Events

  • March 26–30: Community Holy Week Services, 12:00 p.m. daily
    For centuries, the Christian Church has set aside Holy Week to remember Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem, His suffering, and His death. At First Presbyterian Church, we host services for the entire community, gathering the whole ecumenical church for worship each day at noontime. Our Midday Holy Week Services take place from 12:00–12:45 p.m. daily. These “lunchtime” worship services will be led each day by pastors and musicians from five different traditions, offering all of us an opportunity to experience the richness and breadth of the whole family of God. All are welcome and we hope you will join us. Childcare will be available for children up to age 5. 

Monday, March 26: Led by CSU LuMin students (Lutheran Campus Ministry run by Rev. Paul Judson)

Tuesday, March 27: Led by Rev. Darren Fred, pastor of Timberline Old Town Church

Wednesday, March 28: Led by Father Enrique Salazar, priest of Holy Family Church

Thursday, March 29: Led by Rev. Melanie Rosa, pastor of First United Methodist Church. Communion served

Friday, March 30: Proclamation in song by tenor, Anthony McGlaun


  • March 30: Good Friday Tenebrae Worship, 7:00 p.m.
    We commemorate Jesus’ final hours by candlelight with scripture, story, and song. As we tell the account of Christ’s final hours, we extinguish candles and fall into darkness. The Tenebrae service is a powerful way to honor Good Friday on our way to Easter Sunday. Childcare will be available for children up to age 5.



  • Sunday, April 1, Easter Sunday Worship, 
    9:00 and 11:00 a.m.:

    We welcome you to our Easter Resurrection Celebration at two identical worship services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday, April 1, where the Sanctuary Choir, Exquisite Brass, and Organ will sing the Good News – Jesus Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Senior Pastor Corey Nelson will conclude our sermon series on the Gospel of Mark with his Easter message, "Terror and Amazement."

    Kids up to fifth grade are invited to a Resurrection Party in Sunday school during Easter worship. Children begin in the Sanctuary with their families and are dismissed during the Passing of the Peace. Childcare is available in our Nursery for infants up to age 2. Youth (6th–12th grades) are invited to Sunday school at 9:00 a.m.

    Join us for Easter at First Presbyterian Church.

    To our members and regular attendees: one of the best ways to celebrate resurrection is by welcoming people into our church family. Who do you know who might need a place to worship on Easter? Please be on the lookout for new faces, and consider worshipping at the 11:00 a.m. service (which will be identical to the 9:00 a.m. service) so as to allow more room for visitors.

    If you are physically able, please come early and park in the underground parking by the old Safeway—on the northeast corner of Mulberry and College—so that our parking lot spaces are available for visitors and those who may be less mobile.

Lenten Study Guide

Find the Engage: A Lenten Guide for Spiritual Growth here.


Additional Lenten Reading in the FPC Library

FPC’s Word Source Library has acquired the following new titles available for checkout:

  • 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections For Everyday Life
  • Walking With Jesus Through the Old Testament: Devotions For Lent
  • Meeting God in Paul: Reflections for the Season of Lent
  • Lent For Everyone: Matthew: A Daily Devotional
  • Lent For Everyone: Luke: A Daily Devotional

The Library is located on the north end of the second floor of the education building. Stop by!