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 – April 10 at 10:00 a.m.:  We will celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The choir is singing All Creatures to our God We Sing arranged by Mark Hayes.
Good Friday Tenebrae – April 15 at 7:00 p.m.: 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 VigilWe will again keep an Easter vigil from the end of our Good-Friday gathering, though with shortened hours. Our tradition is to take shifts alone or with friends or family in the sanctuary, keeping watch while Jesus is entombed. There will be candles, a comfy chair, a prayer shawl, reading material and blessed silence.  We begin on April 15 at 8:00 pm until Midnight and on Saturday from 6:00 am to Midnight. You are asked sign up to keep vigil in the sanctuary for one hour during this time.  The sign-up sheet is in Fellowship Hall, or sign up by contacting the office, office@northmadisoncc.org.
Easter Sunrise Service April 17 at 6:30 a.m.: Join Pastor Heather as the dawn breaks and we lift up our hearts with music, readings and prayer, celebrating together God’s gifts of new life and wholeness.  The cemetery is located less than a mile from NMCC on the right on Route 80, east of the 79/80 Circle, just before Summer Hill Road.
Easter 10:00 a.m. Worship April 17 at 10:00 a.m.: Join us in this service of celebration of resurrection and new life. Our sanctuary will be filled with beautiful flowers, joyous music, inspired scripture and a special message of hope celebrating God’s love. There will be no communion for Easter Sunday worship.