Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church celebrates the arts as an expression of God’s beauty and love, speaking truth in this broken and hurting world that God loves. From time to time, artists in the congregation work with the pastor to create what we call an Arts Worship Event (A.W.E.). The these worship services feature talent from the congregation as well as the larger community to worship God and speak to life in our world.
As with most congregations, Christmas is a special time at LACPC. Each Christmas Eve, we have two services, with a Deacon sponsored Soup Supper in between them. Our 5:00 PM Christmas Eve service includes a Christmas play by our youth, which features our children’s Christmas Pageant. This service also includes lessons and carols.
At 7:30 PM, after nourishment and fellowship at our Soup Supper, we worship with our traditional services of lessons and carols, which includes choral music and bells, features soloists who play a variety of instruments.
During Holy Week, LACPC worships on both Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Worshiping in the round, our Maundy Thursday service takes place at 7:30 PM in in a special, candlelit worship space around the communion table. There we celebrate communion as we commemorate Jesus last supper with his disciples, praying and singing in a contemplative atmosphere.
At 7:30 PM on Good Friday, we worship with a lessons and carols style Tenebrae (Shadows) service in which we experience a single gospel writer’s account of Jesus’ Passion, ending in the dark as we sing “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?”
Alleluias resound as we lift our voices in praise to God, celebrating that the Lord Jesus is Risen indeed! Following participation in our community’s Sunrise Service down by the lake, men of the church serve a bountiful breakfast which is open until 9:30 AM. A service of morning prayer celebrating Jesus’ resurrection takes place at 8:00 AM. At 10:00 AM, we worship God with enthusiasm and joy and we participate in the Easter call and respond: The Lord is Risen; He is Risen indeed!