Lenten Schedule 2020
We hope you will join us as we journey through Lent by attending some, if not all, of the following events:
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 25, 5:00-7:00 PM
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday.
The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word 'Shriven' meaning to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you've done. Lent always starts on a Wednesday, so people went to confession on the day before so as to begin Lent with a “clean” heart. We use the Pancake Supper as a way for our Sunday School children to serve our Church Family and to raise money to share in our community.
Ash Wednesday ServiceWednesday, February 26, 7:00 PM
We begin our Lenten journey this day; a time of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline, at which time we will receive the imposition of ashes and share in the Lord’s Supper.
Palm Sunday ServiceSunday, April 05, 9:30 AM
This is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and generally do so bythe carrying and waving of palm fronds.
Maundy Thursday ServiceThursday, April 09, 7:00 PM
On this night our Choir will perform a Cantata entitled “LOVE DIVINE” by Joel Raney. Love
Divine takes its theme from John 3:16, the Bible verse which is the central pillar of Christianity: “For
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son; that whosoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life.” The love behind Christ’s sacrifice is pure and unbounded and excels all others.
This is an emotional examination of the Passion of Christ, taking listeners from Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to the Last Supper, to his prayers in the garden, his arrest, trial, crucifixion and his miraculous resurrection. A Tenebrae Service will be woven into this by extinguishing candles at the conclusion of each song.
Easter/Resurrection of the LordSunday, April 12, 9:30 AM
This service represents the festival or holiday that took place celebrating the resurrection of Jesus
from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The day will begin with:
Continental Breakfast8:00 AM in Fellowship Hall
Worship Service9:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Whitelaw Presbyterian Church
3085 Whitelaw Road West
Canastota, NY 13032
Weekly Service is on Sunday morning at 9:30 am
Followed by Sunday School
All are welcome
We are a Christian country fellowship striving to follow Jesus in our families, our community, and our world.
We will continue to care for one another and will keep in better touch with our members.
We will be respectful and open to what all our members and church friends have to say.
We will reach out in service to the Whitelaw community and will extend invitations to our neighbors to join us in worship and/or fellowship.
We will emphasize Christian, spiritual practices and values in our programs among our church families and our community.
We will be more aware of our world situation and more deliberate in supporting outreach efforts to provide hope and to share God’s love around the world.
Pastor: Pastor Donna Chapman, CRE
Organist: : Barbara Yorton
Clerk of Session: Charlie Hood
Family Choir Director: Julie Flynn
Men's & Women's Choir Director: Dennis Tobin
Ringers of Praise Handbell Choir Director: Esther Jaquin