Lenten Vespers

As the season of Lent continues, join us on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a candlelight Communion service that includes a homily by the Reverend Todd E. Leach, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by soprano Gail Roup and cellist Elisa Kohanski. Nursery care is available.

Lenten vespers continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. through April 1. These 45-minute candlelight Communion services in the Sanctuary of Shadyside Presbyterian Church include a homily, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Nursery care is available.

Find more Lenten opportunities at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Lenten Vespers

As the season of Lent continues, join us on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a candlelight Communion service that includes a homily by the Reverend Dr. John A. Dalles, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by soprano Gail Roup and Chatham Baroque. Nursery care is available.

Lenten vespers continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. through April 1. These 45-minute candlelight Communion services in the Sanctuary of Shadyside Presbyterian Church include a homily, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Nursery care is available.

Find more Lenten opportunities at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Lenten Vespers

As the season of Lent continues, join us on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a candlelight Communion service that includes a homily by the Reverend Kendra L. Buckwalter Smith, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by soprano Jennifer Saunders-LaRocco and the Shadyside Cello Trio: Elisa Kohanski, Susanna Reilly, and Will Teegarden. Nursery care is available.

Lenten vespers continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. through April 1. These 45-minute candlelight Communion services in the Sanctuary of Shadyside Presbyterian Church include a homily, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Nursery care is available.

Find more Lenten opportunities at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Lenten Vespers

As the season of Lent continues, join us on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a candlelight Communion service that includes a homily by the Reverend Lynn M. Portz, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by soprano Kathy Linger and Chatham Baroque. Nursery care is available.

Lenten vespers continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. through April 1. These 45-minute candlelight Communion services in the Sanctuary of Shadyside Presbyterian Church include a homily, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Nursery care is available.

Find more Lenten opportunities at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Lenten Vespers

As the season of Lent continues, join us on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a candlelight Communion service that includes a homily by the Reverend Dr. John A. Dalles, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by the Chamber Choir of the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Nursery care is available.

Lenten vespers continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. through April 1. These 45-minute candlelight Communion services in the Sanctuary of Shadyside Presbyterian Church include a homily, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Nursery care is available.

Find more Lenten opportunities at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Ash Wednesday Lenten Vespers

Join us as the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, with a candlelight Communion service that includes a homily by the Reverend Lynn M. Portz, the Lord’s Supper, the ancient custom of the imposition of ashes, and music offered by mezzo-soprano Loghan Bazan Wright, violinist Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, cellist Elisa Kohanski, and organist Justin M. Wallace. Nursery care is available.

Learn more about Ash Wednesday.

Lenten vespers continue on Wednesdays through April 1. These 45-minute candlelight Communion services include a homily, the Lord’s Supper, and music offered by the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Nursery care is available.

Easter Egg Hunt

Join your church family as we celebrate Easter together.

All Shadyside families and friends are invited to an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, on the church’s McClintock Lawn.  (In the event of rain, the festivities will move indoors.)

Junior and senior high students are encouraged to arrive at 8:45 a.m. to eat breakfast and to help hide the eggs, while infants to elementary-age students are invited to arrive with their families at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast treats and the Easter egg hunt.

Good Friday Music and Readings

Worship at Shadyside Presbyterian Church offers spiritual refreshment in a traditional liturgical setting. Join us for an inspirational service as we gather to worship God through our prayers, songs, and demonstrated concerns for each other.

Crown of Thorns, detail of "Easter Morn" art glass window in Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Photograph by Ellen L. Allston.On Good Friday, April 19, our observance of Holy Week continues in an evening of music and readings at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

The service will feature composer Charles Wood’s setting of The Passion of our Lord According to Saint Mark, offered by the Shadyside Chancel Choir and soloists.

In addition to the choral offering, the service will include prayers and hymns.

Please join us as we remember Jesus’ Passion on the cross for us and as we anticipate with hope His Resurrection.

 

 

Photograph: Detail of the “Easter Morn” art glass window in the north transept of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, received as a gift in connection with the church’s fiftieth anniversary celebration and dedicated in honor of the founders of the church.  A gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Rowe, the window was designed by the Gorham Company of New York, 1916.  Photograph taken by Ellen L. Allston.

Good Friday Family Service

Worship at Shadyside Presbyterian Church offers spiritual refreshment in a traditional liturgical setting. Join us for an inspirational service as we gather to worship God through our prayers, songs, and demonstrated concerns for each other.

Crown of Thorns, detail of "Easter Morn" art glass window in Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Photograph by Ellen L. Allston.On Good Friday, April 19, our observance of Holy Week continues in a family service with Communion at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel, led by our children’s choirs and the children and youth who participate in Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Christian Education programs. The service includes the Lord’s Supper and a homily by the Reverend John F. Magnuson.

The Service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the Church in Holy Week since medieval times. Readings trace the encircling shadows around Christ as He agonized in the garden and was deserted, betrayed, denied, accused, and crucified. Gradually the candles are extinguished, symbolizing His abandonment, condemnation, and suffering. We end in darkness and leave in silence, remembering the somber events of Good Friday.

Photograph: Detail of the “Easter Morn” art glass window in the north transept of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, received as a gift in connection with the church’s fiftieth anniversary celebration and dedicated in honor of the founders of the church. A gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Rowe, the window was designed by the Gorham Company of New York, 1916. Photograph taken by Ellen L. Allston.

Maundy Thursday Service

Worship at Shadyside Presbyterian Church offers spiritual refreshment in a traditional liturgical setting. Join us for an inspirational service as we gather to worship God through our prayers, songs, and demonstrated concerns for each other.

Agnus Dei, detail of Communion table in Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Photograph by Ellen L. Allston.On Maundy Thursday, April 18, our observance of Holy Week continues in a service of worship with Communion at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, during which the Reverend Dr. John A. Dalles will preach. The service includes the Lord’s Supper and musical offerings by Chatham Baroque. Childcare will be available.

 

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Photograph: Detail of the Communion table in the chancel of Shadyside Presbyterian Church depicting the Agnus Dei.  Table design by Charles Marcus Osborn, 1938.  Photograph taken by Ellen L. Allston.