Holy Week:

  •  A Preparatory Worship Service will be held on Wednesday, March 27 @ 7 pm. This service prepares us as we look to the ups and downs of Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
  • Maundy Thursday Worship - March 28 at 7 pm with Holy Communion and Stations of the Cross, an experiential worship service.
  • A Community Good Friday worship service will be held at Pleasant View's Hoffer Auditorium on Friday, March 29 @ 2 pm. The service is hosted by the Manheim Ministerium and will feature many local Manheim pastors.
  •  An at-home Easter Prayer Vigil will be held on Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30 pm-Easter Sunday, March 31 @ 6:30 a.m. Please contact the church at 717.665.2447/stpaulsmanheim@ptd.net to participate. 

Easter Sunday:

Easter Sunday, March 31 will feature two worship services:

  • 8 a.m. Early Morning Easter Worship in the Memorial Garden followed by a light breakfast served until 9:20 a.m.
  • 9:30 am Easter Worship Service with Holy Communion in the Sanctuary. 

Lent & Easter @ St. Paul's

St. Paul's United Church of Christ © | 50 N. Main St., Manheim PA 17545

717.665.2447 | Email:stpaulsmanheim@ptd.net

Privacy Policy

50 N. Main Street

St. Paul's UCC

Manheim, PA


Lent began on Ash Wednesday, February 14. The word Lent comes from Middle English and German words for springtime. In light of the start of baseball season, some people call the pre-Easter season "spring training for Christians." This fresh perspective moves away from the flawed understanding that Lent must be somber, or that giving something up for Lent is punishment for sin or a way to earn God's favor.  But every so often — at least once a year! — we do well to examine where we need to get back in shape spiritually. May the spring training of Lent strengthen and heal us all.