Lent & Easter 2024


God Uses All the Pieces of Our Lives

Two church congregations invite you on this journey to Easter.
Ash Wednesday, February 14 through Easter, Sunday March 31, 2024:

Shared Worship  *  Bible Study  * Holy Week Experiences

Concentric circle of Mosaic pieces in a rainbow of colors from sunshine yellow to deep purple
Photo of Pastor Natalie Bell, a white woman with brunette shoulder length hair and wearing glasses

Pastor Natalie Bell

Photo of Pastor Diane Ford, white woman with shoulder length blonde hair

Pastor Diane Ford

Ongoing Lent Activities

Weekly Sunday "Mosaic" Worship Series

February 18 – March 17

(In-person, Zoom & Facebook Livestream)

9:00 am and 10:30 am @FPCM

10:00 am @LPC

Link to Audio Sermons (coming soon!):



Wednesday/Sunday Mosaic Bible Study

Sundays Feb. 18 to Mar. 17

Wednesdays Feb. 21 – Mar. 20

Mosaic:  When God Uses All the Pieces

by Shane Stanford

Sundays, Feb. 18 – Mar. 17, 6:00 pm on Zoom*      (Read the chapter of Mosaic together with Pastor Diane: read, reflect)

Wednesdays, Feb. 21 – Mar. 20, 6:00 pm (FPCM & Zoom*) Pastors Natalie and Diane: bring brown bag supper)

*LPC Zoom 

*Call the FPCM Office for the Zoom link invitation, Mon – Fri, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm,


Special Lent Activities

Ash Wednesday

February 14

7:30 pm: @FPCM:
Brief Worship Service with a message on Lent with prayers, music, a blessing and ashes with Pastor Natalie.



Maundy Thursday

March 28

7:30 pm @LPC

The Last Supper –

Walk a prayer path at the cross, receive communion and witness the Garden of Gethsemane.


garden at Gethsemane, Jerusalem with green plants

Garden at Gethsemane/photo courtesy by Lisa Forkner on Unsplash



Good Friday

March 29

7:30 pm: @FPCM

Tenebrae Service:  Join our Good Friday service, Seven Last Words of Christ: A Service of Darkness, on Friday, March 29th at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary or via Facebook Live or Zoom.

Come to the Cross & Remember Cover art shows the Cross of Christ with white scarf

Palm Sunday

March 24

10:30 am (FPCM) 

Choir Cantata, features the combined Choirs of First Presbyterian Church Matawan and LPC performing “Come to the Cross & Remember” 

Music by Pepper Choplin

Catacombs leading to the sunlight and the cross with a heart with the words He is Risen

Easter Sunday Services

March 31

  • 6:45 am Sunrise Service, outdoor chapel at the Lake, FPCM
  • 9:00 am Pathways Contemporary service, FPCM
  • 10:00 am Traditional Easter Service, LPC
  • 10:30 am Traditional Easter Service, FPCM