Join Us for Lenten & Easter Services in Fox Chapel, PA – 2018

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We welcome you to come to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel for our Lenten and Easter Day services.

2018 Easter Day Worship Services
Sunday, April 1 – 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Special music featuring the Sanctuary and Glockchen Choirs, and Joe Herndon, trumpet



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View our full Lenten and Easter schedule below.

DateEventTimeTheme
Feb. 14Ash Wednesday 7:30 p.m. worshipSolemn Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Feb. 18Sunday Lenten Service8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 21Wednesday Lenten Service6:30 p.m. soup & bread -- 7:30 p.m. worshipGrace
Feb. 25Sunday Lenten Service8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 28Wednesday Lenten Service6:30 p.m. soup & bread -- 7:30 p.m. worshipCommitment
March 4Sunday Lenten Service8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
March 7Wednesday Lenten Service6:30 p.m. soup & bread -- 7:30 p.m. worshipJustice
March 11Sunday Lenten Service8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
March 14Wednesday Lenten Service6:30 p.m. soup & bread -- 7:30 p.m. worshipObedience
March 18Sunday Lenten Service8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
March 21CANCELED DUE TO SNOW STORM --
Wednesday Lenten Service
CANCELED DUE TO SNOW STORM --6:30 p.m. soup & bread -- 7:30 p.m. worshipSuffering
March 25Palm / Passion Sunday8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Blessing of the Palms
March 29Maundy Thursday7:30 p.m. worshipSolemn Eucharist
March 30Good Friday7:30 p.m. worship
March 30 - 31Prayer Vigil March 30, 9:00 p.m. – March 31, Noon
March 31Easter Egg Hunt12:00 p.m. (Noon)
April 1Easter Sunday8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Easter Worship --- 9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast --- No Sunday SchoolSpecial Music featuring the Sanctuary and Glockchen Choirs and Joe Herndon, trumpet

What is Lent and Easter?

Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Lutheran calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, we replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. As Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his death on the cross, Lent recalls the events leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion. During the Lenten season, we no longer sing the Alleluia or the hymn of praise until Christ is risen on Easter Sunday morning.

Just as we set aside time to spiritually prepare for Christmas Day, it makes sense to set aside time to prepare for the two most important days of the Christian year.

Lent is a time that offers us an opportunity to come to terms with the human condition we may spend the rest of the year running from, and it brings our need for a Savior to the forefront. Like Advent, Lent is a time to open the doors of our hearts a little wider and understand our Lord a little deeper, so that when Good Friday and eventually Easter comes, it is not just another day at church but an opportunity to receive the overflowing of graces God has to offer. It is this time of year known as Lent, that we are reminded of what Jesus did for us.

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