Knollwood’s Lenten journey to Easter

Our Lenten journey at Knollwood began on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and continues throughout a 40-day period of spiritual preparation for Easter. Learn more here about how you can join us in observing this holy season.

Our Lenten journey at Knollwood follows a 40-day period of spiritual preparation for Easter that harkens back to the early centuries of the church.

Prayers for the Welfare of the City

Throughout Lent, Knollwood members and friends are invited to share in a daily practice of praying for the welfare of our city. The prayer texts run from Monday through Saturday and may be used each week during Lent, expressed at any time of day in any place. By sharing words and concerns, we create communal intercession and perhaps a wider reflection on our city than sometimes emerges in our prayers.

Yet, we also want to personalize these prayers. Each day, as you move through the series of intercessions, notice which one or two requests seem most pressing or vivid to you on that particular day. Slow down or stop. Express in your own words the concerns that most touch your imagination and spirit. In that way, our prayer practice may be shared but not rote, unified but not uniform. May grace be upon our city and upon you as you pray.

The prayer texts are online; printed copies are available after worship and in the church office.

Children’s prayer calendar for Lent

Download our Children’s Ministry Prayers for the City Calendar, and get great suggestions for praying with your children everyday through Lent.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 14

10:55 a.m.
Worship in the sanctuary

Wednesday, April 17

Chancel Choir meets for rehearsal but there are no other evening activities.

Maundy Thursday, April 18

6:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday communion and Tenebrae Service of Shadows

Good Friday, April 19

12:00–12:30 p.m.

Good Friday worship service

12:30–1:00 p.m.
Dining Room
Soup and bread luncheon for $3 each

Saturday, April 20 — Children’s Easter Celebration

10:00–11:30 AM
Courtyard between Knollwood Buildings A and B
For children preschool through 5th grade and their families. Carnival-style games, crafts, music, Easter egg hunt, relay races, prizes, stories. Bring your baskets!

Register here for the celebration.

Easter Sunday, April 21
9:30–10:10 a.m.
Dining Room and Fellowship Hall
All ages together for a simple but delicious Easter breakfast, with sweet and savory foods for all. Treat yourself to food in the Dining Room, then find a place in the Fellowship Hall to talk, laugh, eat, and enjoy the grace-filled day.

10:10–10:45 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
Celebrate resurrection in story, song, drama, and surprise as all ages gather for an interactive time of imagining and following Jesus through the moments of Holy Week.

Easter Sunday worship
10:55 a.m.
Come celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and God’s re-creation of the world.

Flowers for the Easter Cross

Worshippers are invited to bring fresh-cut flowers to place on the cross outside the sanctuary on Easter morning to celebrate Christ’s resurrection.