First United Presbyterian Church

Lent & Easter 2024 – Lenten Worship and Learning Opportunities

Each year, the seven weeks of the Christian season of Lent afford us the opportunity to focus more deeply on our relationship with Christ. What you’ll see below are some ways to connect and grow, through either online or in-person involvement. Sunday mornings will focus on the meaning of the cross and why and how that is important in our own lives. You’ll also note that there are various opportunities for worship beyond Sunday mornings. Two afternoon services are held at Butterfield Trail Village. Three evening services are held in the Sanctuary, and are spiritually strengthening. You can join by livestream and/or go to our website afterward to participate. On Wednesdays, there will be two different Bible study discussion opportunities. At noon, we’ll talk about Jesus meeting ordinary people at various tables. In the evenings, we’ll look at some of the important characters in the crucifixion story. Bring your lunch or dinner if you’d like. For either study, you can join us virtually (Zoom One) or in-person. We hope to see you as we learn and grow together.

Lenten Worship Opportunities

LIFT HIGH THE CROSS – SUNDAY MORNINGS at 8:30 am and 11:00 am

February 18

February 25

March 3 

March 10

March 17

March 24

March 31

The Folly of the Cross (I Corinthians 1:18-25)

Boasting in the Cross (I Corinthians 1:26-31; Galatians 6:14) Communion Sunday

Taking up the Cross (Matthew 16:24-26) United Campus Ministry students

Bearing our Sins on a Cross (Isaiah 53; I Peter 2:22-25)

I Have Been Crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:15-21)

Palm Sunday/The Passion of Jesus The Humility of the Cross (Philippians 2:1-11)

Easter Communion Sunday Christ is Risen! The Triumph of the Cross (John 3:14-17)


Members and friends of FUPC and First Presbyterian Church, Springdale, gather for these services at 4 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. They are held in the Chapel at Butterfield Trail Village. Please mark your calendars for February 14 (Ash Wednesday) and March 13. You do not need to reside at BTV to come!


February 14  

March 28

March 29 

Ash Wednesday 6 pm
The Fast God Desires (Isaiah 58:1-12)
The imposition of ashes (for those who desire this)

Maundy Thursday 6 pm
A Feast to the Lord (Exodus 12:1-14; John 13:34-35)
Communion around the Lord’s Table

Good Friday 6 pm
Shadows Lengthen Into Night (Tenebrae Service—light to darkness)
(Matthew 26:20-50; Mark 14:48-50; Luke 22:54-62; Luke 23:33-46)

Lenten Learning Opportunities


Meeting Jesus at the Table (A Lenten Study by Cynthia M. Campbell and Christine Coy Fohr)

Bring your lunch and come in-person to Calvin 201 or join us at Zoom One for these 45-minute conversations. Please order the book ahead and have your Bible nearby.

February 14

February 21

February 28

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

Dining Alfresco: The Feeding of the Multitude (Mark 6:30-44)

The Welcome Table: He Eats with Tax Collectors and Sinners (Matthew 9:9-13)

Surprised by Grace: Dinner Interrupted (Luke 7:36-50)

Relationships and Reciprocity: Making Room at the Table (Luke 14:7-14)

Excuses and Invitations: Empty Chairs at the Table (Luke 14:15-24)

Hospitality and Discipleship: A Meal with Chosen Family (John 12:1-8)

A Meal of Memories: Not the Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30)

Easter: Revived by the Breaking of Bread (Luke 24:13-35)

Please note that our last gathering is the Wednesday following Easter Sunday.


Join us at 6:00pm for any of these weekly, 45-minute Bible studies (in-person, in Calvin 201) or at Zoom One, as you are able). Bring your phones or your Bibles so we can look at the related texts together.

February 21

February 28

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

Betrayed by Judas

Denied by Peter

Questioned by Caiaphas

Turned Over by Pilate

Judged and Doubted by the Bystanders

Mourned by the Women

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