2019 Easter

2019 Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday – April 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Remember the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples during a special dinner using the elements of the meal itself.  Following dinner rediscover the darkness of Easter in the service of Tenebrae (“darkness”).  The candles go out while the story of the Mount of Olives, the betrayal of Christ, the trial, Peter’s denial, and Jesus being led away to be crucified.

Good Friday Midday Prayer – April 19th at 12:00 noon

The Sanctuary will be open for private prayer and reflection.

Good Friday Community Service – April 19th at 12:00 p.m.

You are invited to join with Pastor Valencia and clergy from Newark Presbytery for a combined service of “The 7 Last Words of Jesus Christ”, on April 19th starting at 12 noon at Elmwood Presbyterian Church, 135 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange.  Traditionally, these seven sayings are called words of: Forgiveness, Salvation, Relationship, Abandonment, Distress, Triumph, & Reunion.

Easter Resurrection Celebration – April 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Share the story, the joy and the beauty of God’s gift of new life in Christ!  Watch, hear and experience the transformation from barrenness and death to the miracle of Jesus Christ’s resurrection—the color, music— (led by the Choir) and the story of God’s triumphant love.  There will be childcare for children in grade 1 and younger.

Welcome to First Presbyterian & Trinity Church

We are a friendly and diverse Presbyterian church in downtown South Orange, NJ, wonderfully located at the intersection of city and suburb.

We believe in a loving and just God who does not discriminate.  We welcome and affirm all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, financial situation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  In fact, our congregation has been multiracial, multicultural, and proactively LGBT-affirming for almost half a century.

We envision a vibrant church without borders where all who share a desire to be accepted into a diverse Christian community may find a home. We are a congregation committed to grow both spiritually and in numbers. We hope to be a prominent light in our community, known for our acts of service and advocacy in Christ’s name. We seek to foster a passion for faith in action so that our members will be empowered to give back to the world.

Worship service is every Sunday morning at 10:30 am with Sunday School for preschool through high school grade youth at 10:45 am, during service. There is parking on the street and nearby parking lots.

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