Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 1, 2018) As the season of Lent draws near, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is preparing for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter offering worship services and fellowship for all. Beginning with Palm Sunday on March 25, 2018, and concluding with the celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, Holy Week at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will offer several opportunities for individuals of all ages to grow in faith and fellowship.


“Our annual Holy Week services truly make First Presbyterian a place ‘Where Faith Comes Alive,’” said Rev. Dr. Patrick Wrisley, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. “Each spring, we offer several special events for our members, friends and guests that allow them to actively participate in the Easter story and grow in their relationship with God.”


Highlights planned for Holy Week 2018 include a Labyrinth Walk, which is a time of solace and contemplative prayer; a live dramatization of Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper” on Maundy Thursday; a light luncheon following noon worship on Good Friday; and three services to celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday.


“When people attend our Holy Week events and Easter celebrations, we want them to be reminded of the selflessness displayed by our Lord on this day,” said Rev. Dr. Wrisley. “We hope they use this time to reflect on their faith and celebrate the unconditional love that God has for us.”


The Easter Sunday celebration will begin with an 8 a.m. sunrise service in one of Fort Lauderdale’s most beautiful waterfront parks, Colee Hammock Park (1500 Brickell Drive, Fort Lauderdale), followed by a 9:30 a.m. contemporary worship in Fellowship Hall, and an 11 a.m. traditional worship in the Sanctuary.


The full Holy Week schedule of events is as follows:


Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 2018

8:30 a.m. – Traditional worship in Chapel-in-the-Sky

9:30 a.m. – Contemporary worship in Fellowship Hall

11 a.m. – Traditional worship in the Sanctuary


Labyrinth Walk

Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

Contemplative time of prayer


Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Worship service and dramatization of DaVinci’s “The Last Supper”

Including Communion in the Sanctuary


Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018

Worship at noon in the Sanctuary

Light lunch will be provided immediately following worship in Fellowship Hall


Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1, 2018

8 a.m. – Sunrise service in Colee Hammock Park

9:30 a.m. – Contemporary worship service in Fellowship Hall

11 a.m. – Traditional worship service in the Sanctuary


For additional information about First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s Holy Week, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming, visit or call (954) 462-6200. Like what First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is doing? Show it by clicking here.