Lenten Season

Community Lenten Services 

First Presbyterian Church
20 N. Dixie Avenue
Cookeville, TN
Monday - Friday, April 15-19
12—12:30 p.m.
Lunch served: 12:30—1:00 p.m.

During Holy Week Christians re-live the events of Jesus’ last week on earth: his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, cleansing the temple, teaching his  followers, dealing with challenges of Pharisees and Sadducee, his Last Supper with the disciples, prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, betrayal, trial, crucifixion, death, and burial. Holy Week is our time to join with others throughout the community to worship and remember.

Soup lunch to follow. Cost of lunch: $5.


Holy Thursday

April 18 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

On Holy Thursday (also called Maundy Thursday), we commemorate the Last Supper. During the meal, Jesus broke bread and shared the cup, saying “This is my body, given up for you and this is my blood poured out for the forgiveness of your sins. Holy Communion is one of the two sacraments recognized by the United Methodist church and a meaningful experience we share together.

Good Friday Service

The Road to Calvary
April 19 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

As we come together to remember the suffering of Christ on the cross, we will witness the pain and agony experienced by those along the road of suffering.  The service of scripture, monologue, and music will bring to life the suffering of Christ in the last hours of his life. The Good Friday service will conclude with the singing of “Were You There?”

Easter Services

April 21

6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service at Wesley Chapel
8:30 a.m. Service in the sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Sunday school classes
10:55 a.m. Service in the sanctuary

Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He isn’t here, but has been raised.
Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed! Easter is our day of celebration!  We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and through it the defeat of sin and death by God’s grace.  We hope you will join us for the most important and holy day of celebration on our Christian calendar.