Lent through Easter with GPPC
February 22, 2023 - Ash Wednesday
First United Presbyterian Church has invited GPPC to join them for Ash Wednesday worship
in their Sanctuary at 3401 North Ave, Richmond, VA 23222
The service will also be accessible by Zoom, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to connect.
The Ash Wednesday bulletin may be found here.
Sundays, February 26, 2023 through April 16, 2023,
immediately following Worship -
How to be a (Good) Adult Christian
During this season of Lent, we invite adults of all ages to join in a reflective class that discusses how to live and move through the world as adults and Christians. Over the course of six weeks, we'll talk about developing spiritual practices, how to engage in authentic fellowship, how (and when) to pray, get some background on Presbyterian core beliefs, and hopefully have time to engage in topics and discussion brought up by the class. Everyone is welcome! We will meet on Sundays after Worship, beginning on February 26 and ending on Palm Sunday, April 2. We hope you can join us!
April 2, 2023 - Palm / Passion Sunday
Palm / Passion Sunday is a particularly stirring day in the worship life of GPPC.
We will gather in front of the Sanctuary at 11:00am for a processional with palm branches and Ghanaian drumming. The service will conclude with the reading of the story of Jesus' death.
We hope you'll join us in person if you can, but if not,
live-stream videos of our worship are preserved on YouTube.
Worship bulletins are available here, beginning each Friday before the service.
April 6, 2023 - Maundy Thursday
We will recall Christ's Last Supper with his disciples and his commandment (mandatum) to love one another, as we share worship over a simple supper of soup and bread in the Fellowship Hall. GPPC will share this time with First United Presbyterian Church.
Please enter the Fellowship Hall through the kitchen or through the courtyard
(from the parking lot, go up the ramp, through the iron gate, then to your right).
April 7, 2023 - Good Friday
Good Friday is particularly special this year. Thanks to a generous gift to the music program,
the choir will present Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of our Savior on the Cross
with soloists and an orchestra of twenty musicians.
The congregation of First United Presbyterian Church will join us
in the GPPC Sanctuary for this service.
April 9, 2023 - Easter Sunday
Our celebration of Christ's resurrection will take place in the GPPC Sanctuary. It will include the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
As an expression of our communion with people around the world, we will also participate in the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Additional information on the offering and how to give follow below.
Special Offering - One Great Hour of Sharing
Through four church-wide Special Offerings throughout the year, Presbyterians share Christ's love with millions of people around the world. We encourage every member to give to these offerings that connect us to God's work and change lives.
One Great Hour of Sharing is received each Easter, and serves the "least of these" among us by feeding the hungry, empowering the oppressed, and by providing relief to those affected by catastrophic events. To give directly to OGHS, click here. To give to GPPC, click here.