Worship Services

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Season of Lent

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

This year we have a wonderful resource, INTO THE WILD, available for those of you who would like to go deeper during the season of Lent.  It is a family-friendly devotional that includes the artist Henri Matisse on our six week adventure.  Within the booklet you’ll find additional links to artwork by Matisse.  As the intro to the devotional says, grab your Bible and a pencil (or crayon or paintbrush) and with the words of Scripture and the art of Henri Matisse as our guides, we’ll head into the wild – all the way to the beautiful, joyful love of Easter morning.  

You can access the devotional booklet on our Lenten Devotional page.


Ash Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun will offer the imposition of ashes in Grace Chapel.  This is a beautiful way to enter into this reflective season and important time of year in the life of the church.

Ash Wednesday worship service 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

This service marking the beginning of the 40 days of Lent will include a special message and music.  We will offer the imposition of ashes for all those who would like to receive them.

Friday Lenten Services "For Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also"  Matthew 6:21

Fridays from February 24 through April 7 from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. in Grace Chapel.  

The worship leaders for our Friday services are:

February 24 Worship Leader Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
  Music Stephanie Gilbert
March 3 Worship Leader Rob Powell
  Music Devon Bakum and Teri LaFleur
March 10 Worship Leader Camile Twining
  Music Regina Krawiec
March 17 Worship Leader Andrew Berke
  Music Merill Shepard
March 24 Worship Leader Mark Wing
  Music Holly Joy Pearson
March 31 Worship Leader Nancy Holloway
  Music Teri LaFleur
April 7 Worship Leader Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
  Music Devon Bakum


February 26 Bishop Peggy Johnson will be visiting and preaching at our worship service.  We will observe communion.  All are invited to come and meet Bishop Johnson and her wife Mary.

Lenten Bibie Study led by the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun on Mondays from February 27 through March 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Primary Room

The Bible Study will be on the Book of Luke: Jesus and the outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws.  Please email the church office to register your attendance and to purchase a book.

Thursdays During Lent 

Chapel open for prayer and meditation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Parkside Cafe and Community Gallery open from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Pickleball Courts open from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.