Worship Services
413-737-5311

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Season of Lent

The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14, 2024.

The forty days of Lent offers us the opportunity to journey ever closer to God through the life and sacrifice of Christ. Join us this Lenten season as we reflect in community on God's grace as we prepare for the events of Holy Week and the celebration of Easter.  To help us with our Reflections we will be using The Poetry of Lent devotional guide which begins with Ash Wednesday and continues with weekly devotionals along with the special days of Holy Week leading up to Easter. The guide’s introduction points out that Lent is “about broadening our hearts and preparing the way, making room for careful attention to what matters most.”

You can learn more about this devotional guide and download it for use with your daily devotionals by visiting our Lenten Devotional page.

Trinity will offer numerous opportunities for worship, discussion, and fellowship during Lent.

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.

“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise."

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.

 

Weekly Friday Mid-day Services in Grace Chapel from noon-12:30 p.m.

February 16 Worship Leader Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
  Music  Michael Carney
February 23 Worship Leader Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
  Music  Regina Krawiec
March 1 Worship Leader  Lisa Everett
  Music  Teri LaFleur
March 8 Worship Leader  Ken Guerin
  Music  Merrill Shepherd
March 15 Worship Leader  Gerald Richardson
  Music  Teri LaFleur and Michael Carney
March 22 Worship Leader  Holly Joy Pearson
  Music  Holly Joy Pearson
March 29 Good Friday Worship Leader Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
  Music  Regina Krawiec

 Weekly During Lent 

Sundays 12:15 in Grace Chapel--join Rob Powell for a casual discussion to reflect on and explore the poetry of Mary Oliver from our Lenten Devotional

Thursdays 3:00-7:00 Parkside Cafe--hang out, meet and/or make friends, and enjoy a cup of coffee 

Fridays 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Parkside Cafe--hang out, meet and/or make friends, and enjoy a cup of coffee

Holy Week and Easter

More details of our Holy Week observances can be found on our Holy Week and Easter page.

Pizza, Palm Crosses, and the Prince of Egypt in Parkside Cafe March 23 at 6:00 p.m.

We will gather to make palm crosses for Palm Sunday, enjoy pizza, and watch the movie The Prince of Egypt in which the Egyptian prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliever of his people.

Palm Sunday March 24 Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary  In person and live stream

Traditional Palm Sunday service with palms, palm crosses, beautiful music, and message of the day.

Maundy Thursday March 28 Grace Chapel 7:00 p.m.

Reflection of Christ’s sacrifice through prayer, music, and a celebration of communion.

Good Friday March 29

Mid-day service Grace Chapel 12:00-12:30 p.m. 

Simple Good Friday Luncheon Asbury Hall 12:30 p.m.

Good Friday Service Sanctuary 7:00 p.m.

Bear witness to Christ’s sacrifice with reverence, hope, and awe on Good Friday

Saturday March 30

Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m. on the front lawn

Grand Easter Celebration Sunday March 31 Sanctuary 10:30 p.m.  In person and live stream