Lenten Journey


March 8 through April 5

We meet each week, for five Wednesday mornings, at 8 a.m., in the Conference Room for coffee and a continental breakfast, followed by a 30-minute Lenten Service in the Sanctuary that will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Our Lenten series focus is on the questions of Jesus that include healing, gratitude, fear, suffering and the ultimate question "Whom do you seek?"

Lenten Services will be Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., in the Sanctuary

 Don't miss these last two Lenten messages:

March 29  The question related to suffering:

               Matthew 27:45-50

               “My God, why have you forsaken me?”


April 5 The ultimate question:

               John 20:11-16

               “Why are you weeping? Whom do

               you seek?”


Join us prior to the Lenten Services for a coffee and a Continental Breakfast which will be served at 8 a.m. in the Conference Room.

We hope that you will join us each Wednesday morning and then for our Holy Week services.



Sunday, January 29, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Services


"The Greatest Adventure of Life" Proverbs 2:1-11; Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7 Read More
"Healing Light"; Isaiah 58:6-12 Read More
"The Spirit Made Me Do It"; Luke 4:1-13 Read More
"The Meaning Manifested in a Marvelous Moment on a Mountain"; Matthew 17:1-9 Read More
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WORSHIP at Desert Palms is central to the life of the congregation.  Worship brings us together every Lord’s Day (Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 10:30 from October through May and at 9:30 from June through September) and on other occasions, such as the great festival seasons of the church, to seek God’s word, respond to it, and celebrate Christ’s resurrection.

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Fellowship Hour is held in Fellowship Hall next door to the Sanctuary between services each Sunday. This time of fellowship and refreshments is a great time to visit with old friends as well as meet and greet new members and visitors.


WORD and SONG are both central to the worship experience at Desert Palms. A 75-voice Chancel Choir led by director of music ministry Wendy Fentiman, individual men’s and women’s choirs, a 20-member hand bell choir, church organist Virginia Wilson, and the preaching of our senior pastor and associate pastor provide leadership for the each week.
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OUR WORSHIP is based on the “Reformed” tradition of the Christian faith wherein the service gives emphasis to the sacraments of communion and baptism, to the exposition of Holy Scripture through preaching, and to quality music that is both classical and contemporary. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated monthly; the baptismal font is filled at the beginning of every worship service; and a service of renewal of baptismal vows is held on Baptism of the Lord Sunday in January each year.

THE ORDER OF WEEKLY WORSHIP at Desert Palms follows the “Service for the Lord’s Day” suggested by the Book of Common Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Attendance at worship during the fall, winter, and spring months averages more than 800 each week.


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