Lenten Season & Holy Week Worship



Lenten Worship – Wednesdays, Feb 21 to Mar 21, Soup Supper, 6 pm, Worship & Study, 6:30 pm

We’ll start with a meal together in the Fellowship Hall, and then move into the Sanctuary for a time of prayer, song, Scripture reading, and devotion centered in Luther’s Small Catechism – bring your copy of the Small Catechism with you, download it for free from Augsburg Fortress Press, or pick up a copy at the service. During these five weeks, we’ll discuss Baptism, the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and Communion from a Lutheran perspective.

Freewill donations given during our Soup Suppers will go to support ELCA World Hunger. All are welcome!

Palm/ Passion Sunday – Sat, Mar 25, 4 pm and Sun, Mar 26, 9 am & 11 am

Our regular weekend Worship Services will center around a multi-person dramatic reading from the Gospels of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

Maudy Thursday – Mar 29, 11:30 am, Shields Date Garden

join us for a unique worship experience as we remember the Last Supper of Christ with his disciples. We’ll gather at 11:30 for a free devotional walk through the Garden depicting events in the life of Christ, guided by Pastor Jen. Come at 10:30 to enjoy brunch together in group reserved seating; meal is not included. Please contact Pastor Jen or Ann in the church office to RSVP.

Good Friday – Mar 30, 12 noon & 7 pm Services

A time of prayer and contemplation on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as we reflect together in worship on his Seven Last Words on the cross.

Easter – Sat, Mar 31, 4 pm – Sun, April 1, 7 am (Sunrise, Outdoor Park), 9 am (Traditional), 11 am (Praise)

Join us to celebrate the truly good news, “Jesus Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed.”





Worship Schedule

Saturday Night Light Service

Our Saturday Night Light Service is held every Saturday afternoon from 4 pm to 4:45 pm. This service includes contemporary Christian music, Scripture reading and sermon, lighting candles in prayer around the Cross, and Communion.

Saturday Night Lite Service

Traditional Worship

Our 9:00 am Traditional Worship centers in the Lutheran liturgy. This service includes hymns, prayers, Scripture readings, sermon,  wonderful musical offerings, and Communion.

Contemporary Worship

Our 11 am Worship Service features a more contemporary liturgy with the emphasis on uplifting music, Scripture readings, prayers, sermon, and Communion. The service features a band with outstanding musical offerings each week.

Contemporary Worship

Fellowship Hour

Join us for food and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall between the 9 am and 11 am services each Sunday.

Fellowship Hour

Kids’ Church & Child Care

Kids’ Church takes place in our Ministry Center, Room 108, during the 11 am Service. The kids are dismissed before the Readings and Sermon, and return for Communion.

Child-care is available as needed at the 11 am service. There is a quiet room at the west end of the church, which includes glass windows and speakers, so that those in the quiet room can experience the worship service.

Kids' Church

Assisting in Worship

If you would like to help during any of our Worship Services as a reader, usher, or Communion assistant, please contact Curt Starkwather at For more information, please contact the Church Office at 760-345-2122.

Worship Times & Location


42-575 Washington Street,
Palm Desert, CA 92211

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Saturday, 4 PM
Sunday, 9 AM and 11 AM

Worship Schedule