The season of Lent is upon us. Lent covers the forty days before Easter, not including Sundays. In Lent, we often consider giving up something that we do a lot of and that we find pleasure in to “fast.” This 'giving up' is done: as a discipline for learning self-control, to free our minds from the chase after material things, as a reminder of Christ's sufferings and what our true pleasures are as followers of Christ, as an act of sorrow over our sin.



Yet, Lent is not all about giving things up. It's also about adding good things to our lives or others' lives -- the kind of good things that follow when we study the Bible, meditate, and pray. One idea I saw was to think upon something ordinary that you do every day and think about God while doing it, in a way that ties into what you're doing. Or think of a place you come to regularly, and each time think where Christ might be in this place, what Christ might do there, or what you might be led to do for Christ. Try to find a new way every day to bring to mind Jesus' death on the cross, and why it happened.



I want to personally invite you to join us with these worship and study opportunities during Lent:


Ash Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Taize style Worship service with opportunities for singing, praying, anointment for healing and ashes.


Sundays at both 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. Worship

Sermon Series called “The Ways of the Kingdom: Parables of Grace and Judgement.”


Sundays, March 17- April 14 at 10:15am

 Adult Education - In Life and Death We Belong to God


Sunday evenings from 6:30 -8:00 beginning March 10

Lenten Class on Centering Prayer.


Palm Sunday, April 14 at both 9:00 am and 11:15

Worship - the traditional story of Jesus’ triumphal entry in Jerusalem with the waving of palms.


Maundy Thursday, April 19 beginning at 6 p.m.

We will Journey to the Cross


Good Friday, April 20 at 7:30

A Tenebrae Service



Pastor Beth



Sunday mornings at YPC:


9:00am – Traditional (organ, hymns, prayers of confession, etc.)


11:15am – Praise (band playing contemporary Christian praise music)


YPC-Inside1As a part of loving God our expectation is that you will want to spend time regularly worshiping God; praising the Lord's goodness, giving thanks for creating you and offering you a place in eternity.


We know there are seasons in all our lives when we don't always feel like worshiping, but those times are not God's fault. God still deserves our attention. (It's kind of like being married. You may have a bad day at work, but that doesn't mean you get to treat your spouse poorly when you come home.) More often than not many discover that when they worship even when they don't feel like it, often their hearts are "strangely warmed."


Some say, "I don't need to be in a church service to worship," and that is certainly true. We would hope you should be able to cultivate the ability to worship God anywhere and at any time. But our experience is that most people who say that are in fact seldom worshiping God anywhere at any time. The fact is that we were called to be a community of believers who are meant to worship together. We need others to encourage us and to hold us accountable.



YPC offers two kinds of worship on Sunday mornings:

September 9, 2018 – May 19, 2019

 9:00am – Traditional (organ, hymns, prayers of confession, etc.)

 11:15am – Praise (band playing contemporary Christian praise music)



YPC offers a single service:


May 26, 2019 –September 2, 2018


10:00am – Combined Praise and Traditional (a unique variety each week)







Special worship services are also held throughout the year.                          






























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