The Season of Lent

Lent 2023: Ancient Words, New Voices

This Lent at Old South Church, the Psalms will lead us. The ancient songbook of a journeying people, the Psalms remind us that we are not alone as we seek God through lament, praise, and petition. These songs of our ancestors are now on our own lips, as we seek the Divine in an increasingly complex and brutal global landscape of pandemic and war, climate crisis and economic collapse. The Psalms offer a chorus that echoes our soul’s longing for God. 

During this Season of Lent, each service will take us further into our journey through the Psalms. Join us in person or via livestream.

  • February 23rd / 26th: Psalms 51 and 91 | Cleaning House and Trusting God
  • March 2nd / 5th: Psalm 121 | Looking for Help
  • March 9th / 12th: Psalm 95 | Joining with Others
  • March 16th / 19th: Psalm 23 | God's Attentive Care
  • March 23rd / March 26th: Psalm 130 | Seeking God in Dark Places 

Holy Week

Our Holy Week services will be both in-person and streamed online.

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
We mark Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem as our shouts of Hosanna fade to the drama of the coming week. 

7:00 p.m. | Service of Tenebrae
This service of Tenebrae (Latin for Shadows) tells the story of Jesus’ last days. Led by the Willie Sordillo Ensemble, we journey from the Communion Table to the Cross as the light around us dims.

12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
On the most somber day of the Christian year, we gather in prayer and song to reflect on the last hours of Christ, and mourn the death that changed the world.

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 
The triumph of the Christian story of resurrection informs a service of worship that is characterized by joyous celebration. Trumpet and organ, voice and timpani combine to bring us to the empty tomb, to peer inside, to see it is empty, to give God wild thanksgiving for the hope of everlasting life.

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