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April 2017 Focus

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in Church News, News & Events

April 2017 Focus

Our April 2017 Newsletter is here!  Be sure to check out our Holy Week schedule, and Easter Egg Hunt times as well as our Youth Activities and things new to the Community Center.

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Easter Day Services

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Church News, News & Events

Easter Day Services

Three services will be held on Easter Sunday, April 16th. The 7:00 a.m. Easter Dawn Servcie (held on our front portico, weather permitting) includes music by some of our church choir members and a message from one of our pastors, followed by a light continental breakfast. Our 9:00 a.m. Traditional Service includes music by our Chancel, Dorian, and Celebration Brass Choirs. The 11:15 a.m. Informal Worship Service will feature contemporary praise music. The message from Rev. Dr. David McKinley, along with the music, will exuberantly celebrate...

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Tenebrae Communion Service

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Church News, News & Events

Tenebrae Communion Service

On Holy Thursday, April 13th, at 7:30 p.m., Central Schwenkfelder Church will hold a Tenebrae Communion Service which includes readings and music about Christ’s passion. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. The service starts out in candlelight. Candles are extinguished one by one with each reading. After Psalm 22 is read, the Christ candle is put out leaving the congregation in near darkness. At this point, the service ends and people leave in silence. Many say this is one of the...

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Central Worship on Palm Sunday

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in Church News, News & Events

Central Worship on Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, April 9th during the 2nd Service, Central Worship will offer the final week of Jesus’ life in Scripture and Music. Everyone is invited to walk the journey through Mark’s Gospel from Palm Sunday to Christ’s glorious resurrection, with music that places the scripture passages on the heart. We hope to see you there with friends and...

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Palm Sunday Cantata

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in Church News, News & Events

Palm Sunday Cantata

The Chancel Choir and instrumental ensemble will present the cantata, “At the Ninth Hour,” on April 9th, 2017 (Palm Sunday) at the 9:00 service.  This work by Allen Pote captures the drama of the last week of Christ’s life on earth.  It relates the events that begin with Jesus riding triumphantly into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through his suffering and crucifixion. The heights of joy we feel on Easter are rooted in the depths of Christ’s suffering.  Let us walk this journey with Christ as we prepare for Holy Week. We pray...

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March Focus is here!

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in Church News, News & Events

March Focus is here!

Spring time is just around the corner and we’re getting busier and busier!  So, take a look at the March Focus and check out what’s going on at Central!  Hopefully, you can find something of interest.  Whether it’s for one of our noontime Lenten Lunch’s or our Special Lenten Communion Service, we’d love to have you come out and join...

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Lenten Luncheon Bible Studies

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in Church News, News & Events

Lenten Luncheon Bible Studies

Lenten Luncheons are held each Wednesday through April 5th.  Lunch starts at 12:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and the lesson begins promptly at 12:20 p.m. each week. Bring a sandwich to share and some soup or dessert.  Please sign up in the Narthex each week that you plan to...

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