...a home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way, from the burning of the noontide heat and the burden of the day.

Holy Week

Palm-Passion Sunday

Hosanna... that ancient song we sing, for Christ is our Redeemer; the Lord of Heaven, our King.

Sunday, April 2
Palms, Communion, and beloved hymns as we move from the grand processional into the holy city of Jerusalem to the hill at Golgotha. 

Artwork: "Power Play" by the Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity 

Easter Egg Hunt

Following Palm Sunday Worship, we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt either on the Walnut Street Lawn  or in Smith Hall (rain location). Be sure to have your children bring their baskets and get ready to go hunting!

Maundy Thursday

Here would I stay and sing no story so divine: never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine...

Thursday, April 6
6:00 p.m.

Join us for a service like no other as we join in Communion together around a common supper table in our Chapel before moving to our Sanctuary for our traditional service of Tenebrae, the Latin word for "shadows," as we come closer to Christ's final hours on earth.

Artwork: "Re-Member Me" by the Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity

Good Friday

... the wonderful cross bids me come and die to find that I may truly live

Friday, April 7 

12:00 p.m. Hollidaysburg Ministerium Lenten Lunch Series
Join us as we begin with a time of fellowship and food with our siblings in Christ in Smith Hall, followed by a short worship service in our Chapel based upon the Seven Last Words of Christ.

7:00 p.m. Hollidaysburg-Altoona Area Presbyterian Churches Worship Service
Join us for a traditional Good Friday Worship service led by the pastors of our area Presbyterian Churches and a joint choir under the direction of our very own Music Director, Walt Yatta.

Artwork: "Why Have You Forsaken Me?" by the Rev. Lauren Wright Pittman

Jesus Christ is risen today...

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 9
10:00 a.m. 

Join us for Easter Sunday worship with choir, handbells, trumpet, organ, flowers, and Communion as we make a joyful noise to celebrate the resurrection of our Risen Lord!

One Great Hour of Sharing

During Holy Week, we will participate in one of the four annual special offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): One Great Hour of Sharing. For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world. The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope. You can learn more about OGHS by clicking here!

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