Lenten Cross

The Season of Lent

We hope that through the classes, devotional, worship and prayers offered at BMPC this Lenten season that you will join us in observing the mystery, joy, struggle, and hope of this season.

Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, March 6

5:30 p.m. Family Service in the Chapel with Imposition of Ashes. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen preaching.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Dinner served in Congregational Hall. Cost: $8/adults, $5/students and children. All welcome.

7:30 p.m. Service in the Chapel with Imposition of Ashes. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen preaching.

2019 Lenten Devotional

Our 2019 Lenten Devotional booklet offers daily Scripture readings and enriching, contemplative devotions to guide your journey through the 40 days of Lent. Written by our pastoral staff and members of the BMPC congregation for the days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, copies are available in our Ministries Center or Sanctuary. 

Lenten Evening Prayers

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10

Gather in the Chapel at 7:00 p.m. for a simple service of music, prayer, scripture and silence led by the pastors.

Sunday Lenten Study: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the Season of Lent 

Bonhoeffer Documentary. Sunday, March 3, 11:15 a.m., Witherspoon Parlor. We kick off four weeks of focus on German theologian and activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer by viewing this acclaimed documentary. 

One Book One Church. Sunday, March 10, 11:15 a.m., Congregational Hall. We welcome Dr. Victoria Barnett to lead us in a conversation on her recently published companion essay to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s After Ten Years: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Our Times. Dr. Barnett is director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust. Copies of After Ten Yearsare available in the Book Center for $5.00.

The Theological Legacy of Bonhoeffer. Sunday, March 17, 11:15 a.m., Witherspoon Parlor. Come hear about the remarkable theological legacy of Bonhoeffer with Dr. Katie Day, professor of Church and Society at United Lutheran Seminary. 

Thomas Lloyd’s BonhoefferSunday, March 17, 4:00 p.m.SanctuaryThe Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers present a groundbreaking theater piece featuring the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Tickets: $20 for adults; $5 for students with ID.

Bonhoeffer: An Ecumenical Youth Pastor. Sunday, March 24, 11:15 a.m., Witherspoon Parlor. Bonhoeffer’s extensive service as a youth pastor and ability to form ecumenical partnerships were central to his identity and critical to his influence on the church of his day. The Rev. David B. Smith will explore these formative elements of Bonhoeffer’s witness and consider their relevance for the church today.

Holy Week and Easter

Join us for worship as we walk through Jesus’ final days on Earth and celebrate the Good News of Easter.

Palm Sunday, April 14

  • 8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion, Chapel
  • 9:45 a.m. Children ages 2 - Kindergarten meet in classrooms and children grades 1 - 5 meet in Chapel for Palm Sunday Procession
  • 10:00 a.m. Worship with Children’s Palm Procession, Sanctuary.
  • 11:00 a.m. All-Church Brunch, Congregational Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. Family Egg Hunt, Gymnasium
  • No Wednesday Night Dinner this week (April 17).

Maundy Thursday, April 18

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Labyrinth Walk, Gym
  • 5:30 p.m. Family Service with Communion, Chapel
  • 6:00 p.m. Simple Supper in Congregational Hall. Free-will offering.
  • 7:30 p.m. Worship with Communion, Sanctuary. 

Good Friday, April 19

  • 8:00 a.m. - noon. Labyrinth Walk, Gymnasium
  • 12:00 noon. Worship led by BMPC Youth, Chapel (Please note location change.)
  • 7:30 p.m. The Sanctuary Choir, Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will present Bach’s oratorio, “St. Mark Passion,” in the Sanctuary.

Easter Sunday, April 21

  • 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service on the Front Lawn. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen preaching.
  • 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Ed. Bldg. Lobby
  • 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. Worship with Choir and Easter Brass in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet preaching.

If you have any questions about our church or our Lenten services and events, please call 610-525-2821.