Support for Our Lenten Journey
Weekly messages from our clergy
Please visit us each week for two new videos from our clergy, offering words of encouragement, motivation, and support. During the season of Lent, their messages will guide us through the disciplines of prayer and fasting each Wednesday and Friday. Thank you for being with us on this journey.
In the Christian sense, fasting is abstaining from food as a spiritual discipline. Most Christians accompany fasting with prayer. Many Christians view fasting as a way to intensify prayer and increase its effectiveness. Some believe that by denying your physical hunger for a time, your spiritual sensitivity is heightened or enhanced. Essentially, fasting makes prayer more powerful.
Prayer is essential to the everyday spiritual life of a Christian, but during Lent it becomes especially intentional. Prayer allows us to grow in our relationship with God. Sometimes we speak, sometimes we are silent. In silence we not only are able to listen to the Spirit, we are also able to truly think about what we are asking God. In silence, we are open to God’s answer.
The Sound of Silence
Sundays, 8:45, 10:00 & 11:15 am
Our theme for this year is “Be still and know that I am God.” Those words from Psalm 46 remind us that it is in the still, quiet moments of our lives that we truly sense the presence of God. Let’s face it, our lives are anything but still and quiet! During this season, we will lean into the spiritual disciplines, learn how to recognize the signs of the presence of God, and pray together for the Spirit to fill us and empower us for the journey ahead. We hope that you will join us each week in worship as we travel together through the season of Lent.
Feb 26 – Psalm 131 | Be Still, My Soul
Mar 5 – Isaiah 6:1-8 | Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Mar 12 – Jeremiah 9:23-24 | Be Thou My Vision
Mar 19 – Exodus 17:1-7 | Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Mar 26 – Matthew 11:28-30 | I Need Thee Every Hour
Apr 2 – Mark 15:33-39 | When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross
Sunday, March 26, 7:00 pm
Scott H. Atchison, gallery organ
Herb Buffington, chancel organ
Rev. Emily Miles, narration
Schola, antiphons, Peachtree Carillon
Over the past decade, Peachtree Road has created a beautiful Lenten tradition through inspired improvisations and organ works played by two organists on the Church’s two consoles of the Great Organ, reflective settings sung by PRUMC’s Schola and live readings of connective scripture. The Sanctuary is illuminated by the glow of hundreds of candles representing Christ’s light in world’s darkness and inspire moments of reflection and contemplation for the listener.
$15 suggested concert donation
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Holy Week is a special time in the church year when we retell the stories of Jesus’ final days. Though marked by sacrifice and sorrow, we ultimately hear the message of God’s great gifts of love and hope. We remember that through grace there is new life! Please join us at our Holy Week services to bear witness to and reaffirm these events of our faith. “Do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19
Holy Week Midday Services
12:00 pm Worship, Moore Chapel
Apr 3 . Rev. Mace Hall
Apr 4 . Rev. Leslie Watkins
Apr 5 . Rev. Julie Wright
Apr 6 . Rev. Darren Hensley
Each day of Holy Week we offer midday moments of reflection and devotion led by our clergy and music staff. Lunch will follow in Grace Hall.
Holy Thursday Choral Eucharist
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
We commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ when the sacrament of Holy Communion was established. The PRUMC Chancel Choir with chamber orchestra will present music by Purcell, Lotti and Duruflé. Rev. Josh Miles, preaching.
Good Friday Community Service
Friday, April 7, 12:00 pm, Sanctuary
On this solemn day, our community will recall the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross at Cavalry. Worship will begin with a silent procession of community ministers carrying a cross in remembrance of Christ’s path to his crucifixion. Rev. David F. Richards, III of New Hope A.M.E. Church, preaching.