Lent

Ash Wednesday –  7:00 p.m.:  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent with a reflective Ash Wednesday worship service that inspires us to consider the meaning of our lives and call us to recommit to our own personal spiritual growth during the days leading up to Holy Week and Easter.

Palm Sunday – March 28 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom we will celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Our virtual choir will offer Sanctus (No. 4) from St. Cecilia Mass by Charles Gounod.
Good Friday Tenebrae – April 2 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Tenebrae means “shadows.” We will read the story of Jesus’ walk to the cross and crucifixion as we extinguish candles, accompanying him into the darkness of the tomb.
Easter Vigil April 2 (following Tenebrae) to April 4 (Easter Dawn) –  Our tradition is to take shifts alone or with friends or family in the sanctuary, keeping watch while Jesus is entombed. Planning is underway about how we may hold this this year (virtually, in-person, or both).
Easter Sunrise Service April 4 at 6:30 a.m. – Planning is underway to determine how to safely hold this NMCC tradition.
Easter 10:00 a.m. Worship April 4 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom, with all the NMCC music, art, excitement, prayer, preaching, and celebration we have come to expect from our virtual celebrations.