An invitation …
Holy Week is an opportunity for us to mark our journey of faith as we contemplate, each year, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is also a time for us to reflect on the mystery of how God continues to work in our world today and in our lives. This year, my hope is that you will look for some new ways to learn and grow and to experience the richness of God’s abundant blessings at the foot of the cross and the threshold of the empty tomb.
Please stop by PCWS to pick up a palm to wave during the Palm Sunday worship service! Also, there is a small item to pick up for use during the Easter service. Don’t open it until Easter! You can come any time and pick up the item (you’ll want one per household member) from outside the church office.


Rev. Erik Khoobyarian

Palm Sunday – March 28

Be sure to pick up a palm! If you don’t have one, you can cut a piece of green branch or wave a piece of green fabric or clothing. Our point here is to join in the Biblical experience of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday provides an entry, also, for us as we begin again the journey to the cross. As we wave our palms and sing our praises, we also acknowledge the strange dissonance of proceeding toward the next steps in the journey. Join us for worship on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. After worship, we’ll have our annual meeting of the congregation where we will celebrate the blessings and recognize the challenges of 2020. After the meeting Pastor Erik will teach a little lesson on how to make a palm cross out of a strip palm (which you can pick up before Sunday!).


Maundy Thursday – April 1

Maundy comes from the Latin word for “mandate” … on Maundy Thursday we celebrate the Last Supper at which Jesus gives a new commandment, or mandate, that we are to love one another. Jesus models the love of neighbor as he washes the feet of his friends. One of the most special traditions at PCWS is gathering for a feast together before transitioning to worship — and hopefully, in 2022 we will return to that tradition. But this year we’ll gather on Zoom, bringing our communion elements. You might want to use a cup of sentimental value for communion. Our service will end in silence as we continue our journey from the Last Supper into the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus went to pray.


Click here to join the service using Zoom, (If you are prompted enter Meeting ID: 815 7910 2625 and Passcode: 379174).


Good Friday – April 2

On Good Friday we uncomfortably celebrate the trial, conviction, and execution of Jesus. This year we will have a pre-recorded service that you can use to meditate on the importance of this day. It will be available on our YouTube channel starting at noon.  Click here to visit our YouTube channel. Good Friday is a difficult day, and we’d sometimes like to rush to Easter. You’re encouraged, though, to use this time to reflect more deeply on God’s love for humanity and also on the ways that humanity pushes back against that love.




Easter Sunrise Worship Bulletin

Easter Worship Bulletin

Easter Sunrise Worship Service

April 4 at 6:15 a.m.

This special service will begin in silence outside as the morning light is breaking forth. We will gather in person and the service will be streamed on Facebook Live and available later in the day on YouTube. If you are attending in person, please arrive by 6:15 a.m. and come in silence, representing the silence with which we approached the cross and the silence of those approaching the tomb on the third day. We will rekindle the light of Christ (those worshipping at home will want a candle) and celebrate new life with great joy!
Notes: If you come in person, masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. We will have the service rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. We will gather in the labyrinth area and spread out into the playground. 

Easter Worship Service

April 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Hallelujah! Christ is risen! We will gather online to celebrate the risen Christ! Our talented musicians will beautifully guide our songs of praise as we remember again the newness of Christ as we proclaim God’s abundant love.